• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., 1974
    • S.U.N.Y., Maritime College at Fort Schuyler
      B.S., 1969
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+

Hugh Ramsay Straub

Of Counsel

New Orleans

504-584-9266 office

504-812-2422 mobile

hugh.straub@phelps.com

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Hugh Straub practices in the area of admiralty. He has trial and appellate experience in various aspects of maritime law, including collision, stranding, machinery damage, general average, fire and FD&D.

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

Experience

  • EN GEDI/ACADIA FOREST collision
  • GILDA/Shell Oil Co. retained cargo
  • FORMOSA SIX/FLORA collision
  • BELLATRIX/Avondale Shipyard striking
  • CHERRY VALLEY salvage of Space Shuttle fuel tank (subject of the book In Peril by Braden and Strong, Lyons Press)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Average Adjusters of the United States
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • U.S.C.G. License: Second Mate Unlimited Tonnage (1973-present)
  • Order of St. Lazarus Hazelton Award for humanitarian service (2005)

Recognition

  • Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award (2014)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers