• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Louisiana State University Law Center
      J.D., 1979
    • Louisiana State University
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • CLERKSHIP+

Robert P. McCleskey, Jr.

Partner

New Orleans

504-584-9280 office

504-812-7706 mobile

bob.mccleskey@phelps.com

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Bob McCleskey practices in the area of admiralty law. He specializes in the areas of maritime defense and litigation, longshore and worker’s compensation defense and litigation, insurance coverage counseling and litigation, charter litigation/negotiation/counseling, shipbuilding litigation and contract counseling. He represents multi-national vessel owners and charterers, shipyards, terminal owners/operators, specialized vessel equipment manufacturers/providers, domestic and foreign insurers, and P&I Clubs.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Director, 1984-1986, 1996-1997)
  • Offshore Marine Service Association
  • National Ocean Industries Association
  • Tulane Admiralty Law Institute (Planning Committee Member, 2010-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Tulane University Law School, "Limitation of Liability and Law of Collision" (1995-2007) 

Recognition

  • New Orleans Magazine - Top New Orleans Lawyers: Admiralty Law 
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers