Robert J. Barbier

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Robert J. Barbier practices in the areas of admiralty and tort litigation. He has litigated cases in all areas of maritime law and non-maritime products liability law in Louisiana, Mississippi and the territory of Guam, and has handled numerous appeals in the Louisiana Court system and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

While he has litigated cases in all areas of maritime law, he generally represents owners, charterers, and/or underwriters in defense of personal injury claims, both blue and brown water, and cargo claims, as well as handling FD&D claims, ship construction disputes, Rule B attachments, dock damage, environmental and Coast Guard matters.


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1972
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1968


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association (Executive Board, 1976-1979)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Chairman, 2003; Former Director; Long-Range Planning Committee member; Editorial Board)


  • Obtained dismissal of the ship owner from a multi-million dollar claim for cargo lost overboard during rough weather in the North Atlantic.
  • Regularly defends ship owners and charterers in defense of seamen and longshoremen personal injury claims.
  • Regularly defends ship owners and charterers in defense of cargo claims, as well as advising clients in bill of lading problems.
  • Defended P&I Club in direct action claim, as the result of the sinking of a tug beat between Guam and Colombia.
  • Represented ship owners in arbitrations arising out of ship construction contracts.
  • Advise vessel owners and charterers in obligations and responsibilities under charter party agreements.


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