Peter L. Hilbert, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-299-2107
Fax: 504-299-2307
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Transportation/Maritime (40%), Construction Litigation: Business (30%), Insurance Coverage (30%)
Attorney Profile

Peter L. Hilbert, Jr. is a Member of the firm. He obtained a B.A. degree from the University of New Orleans and obtained his J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School in 1977. Mr. Hilbert was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1977 and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association of the United States (member, Committee on Marine Insurance, Sub-Committee on P&I Insurance, 1984 to present), the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, the Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, the Houston Mariners Club and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.

He was an Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, at Tulane University School of Law and has served as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Region. Mr. Hilbert is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He authored "Inland Marine Leg of Intermodal Transportation, International Bar Association Meeting," October 1993; "Injuries in the Workplace in Louisiana," November, 1993; and "Bad Faith Litigation in Louisiana," March, 1995 and January, 1996.

Mr. Hilbert has been an active litigator, operating in civil litigation, regularly participating in both jury and bench trials. He has been selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers since 2009, and by Best Lawyers since 2009 in the areas of Admiralty & Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Environment and Personal Injury Litigation.

About Peter L. Hilbert, Jr.

Admitted: 1977, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America since 2009 with special designations, during 2016 or a prior year, in Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2009-2016
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2009-2016
  • Best Lawyers in America - Maritime Law, 2009 - 2012

Representative Clients

  • In re Katrina Canal Breaches Consol. Litigation, WL 3815670 (E.D.La 2012) Great American Ins. Co. of New York v. CIMA Companies, Inc., WL 6180030 (E.D.La 2011) Taylor v. Tesco Corp. (US), WL 4007873 (S.D. Tex. 2011) Powell v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 2981352 (E.D.La 2011) Powell v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 2457689 (E.D.La 2011) Powell v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 2293238 (E.D.La 2011) Safeguard Storage Properties, L.L.C. v. Donahue Favret Contractors, Inc., WL 1226419 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2011) Richards v. Board of Com’rs of the Port of New Orleans, WL 322197 (La.App.4Cir. 2011) Taylor v. Tesco Corp. (US), WL 4539394 (E.D.La 2010) Vaughn Medical Equipment Repair Service, L.L.C. v. Jordan Reses Supply Co., WL 3488244 (E.D.La 2010) Barham, Warner & Bellamy, L.L.C. v. Strategic Alliance Partners, L.L.C., WL 2105889 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2010) Ben-Trei Fertilizer Co., L.L.C. v. Celtic Marine Corp., WL 532821 (E.D.La 2010) Ben-Trei Fertilizer Co., L.L.C. v. Celtic Marine Corp., WL 431696 (E.D.La 2010) CF Industries v. Ben-Trei, Ltd., WL 2765972 (E.D. IL 2009) Ben-Trei Fertilizer Co., L.L.C. v. Keytrade North American Inc., WL 2579354 (M.D.Fla. 2009) Jeasonne v. New York Life Ins. Co., 11 So.3d 1160 (La.App. 3 Cir 2009) Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp. v. Patriot Asphlat, LLC, WL 455600 (S.D.Ala. 2009) McGhee v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 2597925 (E.D.La. 2008) Greenfield Commercial Credit, L.L.C. v. Catlettsburg Refining, 2007 WL 97068, 61 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 755 (E.D. La. 2007) McGhee v. Pride Offshore, Inc., WL 4144955 (E.D.La. 2007) Dillard University v. Lexington Ins. Co., 466 F.Supp.2d 723, 2006 WL 2850014 (E.D.La. 2006) City of New Orleans' Dept. of Finance v. Touro Infirmary, 905 So.2d 314 (La.App.4Cir. 2005) Lee v. Clinical Research Center of Florida, L.C., 889 So.2d 317 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2004) Blessey Marine Services Inc. v. Houston Marine Services Inc., 75 Fed.Appx. 232 (E.D.La. 2003) Singleton v. Northfield Ins. Co., 826 So.2d 55 (La.App. 1 Cir. 2002) Equitable Equipment Co. v. Director, Office of Worker's Compensation Programs,, 191 F.3d630 (5th Cir. 1999) Casper Maine, Inc. v. Seatrans Shipping Corp., 969 F.Supp. 395 (E.D.La. 1997) Complaint of Christiansen Marine, Inc., WL 616188 (E.D.Va. 1996) Insurance Co. of North America v. West of England Shipowners Mut. Ins. Ass'n, 890 F.Supp. 1296 (E.D.La. 1995) Insurance Co. of North America v. West of England Shipowners Mut. Ins. Ass'n, 890FSupp. 1302 (E.D.La. 1995) Smith v. Gretna Mach. and Iron Works, 646 So.2d 1096 (La.App. 5 Cir 1994) Hebert v. Exxon Corp., 953 F.2d 936 (5th Cir.(La.) 1992) Ashley v. Epic Divers, Inc., 818 F.Supp. 172 (E.D.La 1991) Fanguy v. Dupre Bros. Const. Co., Inc., 588 So.2d 1251 (La.App. 1 Cir. 1991) Weaver v. Kitchens, 570 So.2d 508 (La.App. 5 Cir. 1990) Weaver v. Kitchens, 556 So.2d 120 (La.App. 5 Cir 1990)

Educational Background

  • University of New Orleans, B.A, 1974
  • Tulane Law School, J.D., 1977
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Office Location for Peter L. Hilbert, Jr.

909 Poydras Street
Suite 2800
New Orleans, LA 70112

Last Updated: 7/22/2021

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