Peter B. Sloss

Donald R. Wing

New Orleans, Louisiana

Peter B. Sloss received his BA from Tulane University in 1982, cum laude, and his law degree in 1985, cum laude, from Tulane as well. Peter is a member of the Louisiana and Texas bars and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, and all state courts in Louisiana and Texas.

The majority of Peter's practice involves commercial litigation of a wide variety of contract, partnership, product, warranty, construction and insurance coverage disputes, as well as a full range of maritime litigation, including personal injury and death claims, seaman wage and contract disputes, charter party disputes, marine insurance coverage issues, collision, allision and cargo damage claims in Louisiana, Texas and other courts, as well as administrative and regulatory matters involving the United States Coast Guard, customs and immigration matters.

A long-time volunteer with The New Orleans Pro Bono Project, Peter was awarded a Distinguished Service award by the Pro Bono Project in December 2010 and a Pro Bono Century Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association in 2011. Peter is also a frequent presenter at Continuing Legal Education Seminars involving a wide range of litigation-related topics.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Commercial Litigation of a Wide Variety of Contract

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1985
  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. cum laude - 1985
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A. cum laude - 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Century Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association, 2011
  • Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Associate Member
  • Texas State Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, The New Orleans Pro Bono Project


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