• PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., magna cum laude, 1981
    • Harvard University
      B.A., 1978
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+
Gary A. Hemphill Partner
New Orleans
504-584-9222  direct985-264-6399  mobile

Gary Hemphill practices in the areas of admiralty litigation. His practice involves matters in personal injury, cargo, oil and energy, finance and FD&D.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Hemphill was with the Terriberry, Carroll, & Yancey, L.L.P. law firm in New Orleans.

Practice Focus

Experience

  • Steel Warehouse/Abalone Shipping - Enforceability of Foreign Arbitration Clause in ocean bill of lading.
  • Mitsui/Mira M/V - Enforceability of Foreign Forum Selection Clause.
  • Texas Eastern Transmission/McMoRan Offshore - Recoverability of economic damages due to damaged offshore pipeline.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Maritime Cases (Associate Editor, 2001-present)

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014-2019
  • Who's Who Legal-Transport 

Industries

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
    J.D., magna cum laude, 1981
  • Harvard University
    B.A., 1978

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Steel Warehouse/Abalone Shipping - Enforceability of Foreign Arbitration Clause in ocean bill of lading.
  • Mitsui/Mira M/V - Enforceability of Foreign Forum Selection Clause.
  • Texas Eastern Transmission/McMoRan Offshore - Recoverability of economic damages due to damaged offshore pipeline.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Maritime Cases (Associate Editor, 2001-present)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014-2019
  • Who's Who Legal-Transport