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Peter L. Hilbert Jr. - New Orleans, LA

909 Poydras StreetSuite 2800 New Orleans, LA 70112

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Updated: 01/25/2023

New Orleans Maritime Law Lawyer


Peter L. Hilbert, Jr. 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.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Practice Areas

  • Maritime Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Representative Cases


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981

Other Affiliations

  • New Orleans Bar Associations (Member)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors, New Orleans Chapter, 1995 - 1998 (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation (Fellow)

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Faculty, Trial Advocacy, Tulane University, 1988
  • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Region, 1990
  • Author and Lecturer, Injuries in the Workplace in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Inc. 1993
  • The Marine Leg of Intermodal Transportation, International Bar Association, 1993
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Inc. 1995
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Inc. 1996


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, May, 1977
  • University of New Orleans, May, 1974


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


909 Poydras StreetSuite 2800 New Orleans, LA 70112


  • 504-299-2307


Other Sources of Feedback About Peter L. Hilbert Jr.

Included on the 2023 Louisiana list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Louisiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Peter L. Hilbert Jr. on Super Lawyers


  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigator in America, 2022
  • AV Preeminent Attorney- Judicial Edition, Martindale Hubbell, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2009 with special designations, during 2022 or a prior year, in Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Environmental Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation, 2021-2022
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers 2009- 2022
  • Lawyer of the Year-Environmental Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2017 - "Peter Hilbert is the type of lawyer that you can give a matter to, and you know that every angle, every detail, and every claim will be well tended. He is extremely talented in every aspect of litigation, from research, to drafting, to the courtroom. I have every faith that when I give a matter to Peter, I can relax and know it will be handled with the greatest competence and zeal."
  • 2023 Best Lawyers Award

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