Robert H. Murphy

Donald R. Wing

Director
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-274-3800
Fax:
504-523-5574
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For over thirty years, Mr. Murphy has been an active trial lawyer primarily focused on admiralty and maritime claims, commercial litigation, casualty defense, class actions, products liability cases, gaming litigation, insurance defense, and insurance coverage issues. Mr. Murphy recently was honored by the New Orleans Bar Association.

Author/Lecturer: "The Employer's Legal Liability to a Seaman for Injuries", Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association 2010 River and Marine Industry; "Choice of Forum", High Stakes on the High Seas, Louisiana Association for Justice Law Conference, August 2010; "Louisiana State Court: Maritime Forum for the 90's", Tulane Seminar on Maritime Law in the 1990's, Sept. 1994; "Prosecution of the Foreign Seaman's Claim in American Courts – The Defendant's Perspective," Tulane Seminar on Maritime Law in the 1990's, Nov. 1993; "The Jones Act: Constriction of Remedies/Expansion of Status," Tulane University's Eleventh New Orleans Maritime Seminar, January 1992."Admiralty, 1983 Fifth Circuit Symposium," 29 Loyola Law Review 537, 1983; "Maritime Wrongful Death and Survival Actions," 22 Loyola Law Review 646, 1976.

Louisiana State, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; American Judicature Society; Maritime Law Association of the United States; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans; American Waterways Operators. Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the Louisiana Supreme Court and all courts of Louisiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty and Maritime Claims
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Casualty Defense
  • Class Actions
  • Products Liability Cases
  • Gaming Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Issues

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1977
  • Illinois, 1977
  • 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. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Review, Member, 1975 - 1977
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Review, Managing Editor, 1976 - 1977
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1973
  • Harvard Law School, Harvard Negotiation Institute - 2012

Published Works

  • Admiralty, 1983 Fifth Circuit Symposium 29 Loyola Law Review 537, 1983
  • Maritime Wrongful Death and Survival Actions 22 Loyola Law Review 646, 1976

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Defending Maritime Personal Injury Claims
  • "The Employer’s Legal Liability to a Seaman for Injuries", Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, River and Marine Industry, 2010
  • "Choice of Forum", High Stakes on the High Seas, Louisiana Association for Justice Law Conference, 2010
  • "Louisiana State Court: Maritime Forum for the 90's", Tulane Seminar on Maritime Law in the 1990's, 1994
  • "Prosecution of the Foreign Seaman's Claim in American Courts – The Defendant's Perspective,", Tulane Seminar on Maritime Law in the 1990's, 1993
  • "The Jones Act: Constriction of Remedies/Expansion of Status,", Tulane University's Eleventh New Orleans Maritime Seminar, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • American Judicature Society