Hugh P. Lambert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in New Orleans, LA

The Lambert Firm
 | 701 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3629
Phone: 504-581-1750
Fax: 504-529-2931
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Hugh P. Lambert is the founder of and the managing partner at The Lambert Firm. Located in New Orleans, he focuses his practice on maritime accidents and other forms of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout Louisiana and across the country. Admitted to practice in Louisiana and Michigan, Mr. Lambert is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 9th and 11th Circuits. He has also appeared pro hac vice in several other jurisdictions.

A large portion of Mr. Lambert's practice involves the representation of injured maritime workers, including offshore drilling crew members, Scuba divers, dredgers and general vessel seamen. As a result, many of his cases have dealt not only with general maritime law but with specific federal statutes, including the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Mr. Lambert has been able to secure sizable settlements and jury awards in lawsuits involving offshore pipeline platform explosions, the capsizing of a drillship, and the collapse of a mobile offshore drilling unit during a hurricane.

In addition to his maritime cases, Mr. Lambert's experience has encompassed toxic torts, products liability and environmental litigation. His successes in all of his professional endeavors have earned him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and a "Distinguished" peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Mr. Lambert is frequently asked to deliver presentations to groups of attorneys, and he has served as a guest instructor in law schools around the country.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Transportation/Maritime (50%): Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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About Hugh Lambert

Admitted: 1974, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.thelambertfirm.com/lawyers/hugh-p-lambert/

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice Board of Governors Member
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Louisiana Association for Justice Board of Governors Member
  • Blue Key, Loyola University  
  • American Association for Justice Leaders Forum Member
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • State of Michigan
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Transportation and Safety Board Bar Association, Aviation Section
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana  
  • US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, State and Federal Bar Association in Louisiana
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Board of Governors Member, Former Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association  
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Council for Directors, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • US Tax Court
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member, The Class Action Trial Lawyers
  • Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers  
  • State of Louisiana  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President's Club Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Public Justice Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Professionalism in Settlement Negotiations”, New Orleans Bar Association, Procrastinators Cont. Legal. Educ. Program, New Orleans, LA, December 22, 2016
  • “Tips for Successful Settlement Negotiations”, La. Assoc. for Justice, 2016 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte, New Orleans, LA, December 30, 2016
  • Lead Article Editor, Loyola Law Review
  • Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, Loyola Law School
  • Guest Instructor, Environmental Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Guest Instructor, Environmental Law, The University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Guest Instructor, Maritime Torts, Tulane University Law School
  • "Panel Discussion on Recent Developments in Products Liability" with Judge Lance M. Africk, New Orleans Bar Association Products Liability CLE presentation, 2014
  • "The Art of the Settlement", National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education presentation, 2007
  • "Damages at Settlement and in Trail", La. Assoc. for Justice presentation, 2008
  • "Demonstrative Evidence", La. Assoc. for Justice, 2009 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • "Panel Discussion on Recent Developments in Products Liability" with Judge Lance M. Africk, New Orleans Bar Association Products Liability CLE presentation, 2014
  • "Testimony: Direct and Cross Examination", New Orleans Bar Association Litigation Lessons for Lawyers presentation, New Orleans, LA, October 3, 2014
  • "Settlement Dynamics and Considerations in Multi-Party Cases ", La. State Bar Assoc. MDL Conference presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • "Whistleblower Bounty Programs and their Crossover with Retaliation Claims", La. Assoc. for Justice Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • "Whistleblower Bounty Programs and their Crossover with Retaliation Claims", La. Assoc. for Justice Last Chance Cont. Legal Educ. presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • "Deposition Techniques in a Personal Injury Case – Medical Expert/Treating Physician", New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators' Program presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2015
  • "Deposition Techniques in a Personal Injury Case – Vocational Rehabilitation/Economist ", New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators' Program presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2015
  • "Whistleblower Bounty Programs and their Crossover with Retaliation Claims", La. Assoc. for Justice, 2014 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte presentation, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • Taught various law school classes at Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana; guest lecturer in Environmental Law and complex litigation courses at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana; University of Texas in Austin, Texas and Duke University in North Carolina
  • "Environment Law: Qui Tam Actions Under the Refuse Act", Loyola Law Review, Volume XVII (1971)
  • "Maritime Updates", La. Assoc. for Justice Cont. Legal Educ., 2016 High Stakes on the High Seas Maritime Law Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016
  • Guest Instructor, Environmental Law, Duke University School of Law
  • "Class Action Update: Today's Trends & Strategies for Success", National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education presentation, 2006

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1969

Industry Groups

  • Maritime Law
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Office Location for Hugh P. Lambert

701 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3629

Phone: 504-581-1750

Fax: 504-529-2931

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Last Updated: 5/28/2019

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