• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., cum laude, 2006; Symposium/Managing Editor, Tulane Law Review
    • Cornell University
      B.A. in Government and Science & Technology Studies, 2003
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • 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
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • Louisiana
    • New York
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Jeremy T. Grabill

Jeremy Grabill practices in the areas of commercial litigation, admiralty and maritime litigation and tort litigation, with a particular focus on complex matters and appellate representations. Mr. Grabill regularly appears in state and federal courts, and litigates contract disputes, business torts, products liability cases, toxic torts, vessel seizures/arrests and other maritime casualty matters.

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Jeremy Grabill practices in the areas of commercial litigation, admiralty and maritime litigation and tort litigation, with a particular focus on complex matters and appellate representations. Mr. Grabill regularly appears in state and federal courts, and litigates contract disputes, business torts, products liability cases, toxic torts, vessel seizures/arrests and other maritime casualty matters.

Before joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Grabill was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, where he represented defendants in several prominent mass tort litigations, including the In re World Trade Center Disaster Site litigation in the Southern District of New York and the In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Grabill also served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana, during which time Judge Fallon presided over the In re Vioxx Products Liability multidistrict litigation.

Experience

  • Obtained multi-million dollar federal court judgment for client after breach of agreement in connection with the sale of a company.
  • Achieved dismissal of various claims against “emergency responder” and “clean-up responder” defendants in the multidistrict litigation concerning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and successfully defended those dismissals on appeal.
  • Represented various chemical and energy companies in toxic tort personal injury litigation involving claims of harmful environmental and/or workplace exposure.
  • Successfully defended client in complex maritime litigation arising out of an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in Puerto Rico.
  • Obtained injunctive and declaratory relief in favor of client, a public entity, regrading property tax assessments and attempted tax sale of entity’s properties.
  • Represented clients in a variety of commercial lease disputes in Louisiana state courts.
  • Defended project management and construction firm against respiratory injury claims in the mass tort litigation that arose from the clean-up operations at the World Trade Center site in New York following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • Defended international textile company against claims by the United States government under the False Claims Act.
  • Obtained appellate victory in federal court for pro bono client in a case of first impression under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Insights

Publications
  • "The Pesky Persistence of Class Action Tolling in Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation," 74 Louisiana L. Rev. 433 (2014)
  • "Judicial Review of Private Mass Tort Settlements," 42 Seton Hall L. Rev. 123 (2012)
  • Co-Author, "Is Global Warming an Actionable Tort?", National Law Journal (April 12, 2010)
  • Co-Author, "Update on CAFA's Impact on Corporate Defendants," ABA In-House Litigator – The Journal of the Committee on Corporate Counsel (Spring 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Pharmaceutical Litigation Is Not Dead, But Neither Is Preemption," Andrews Pharmaceutical Litigation Reporter (April 2009)
  • Co-Author, "A Growing Danger on the Horizon for Companies Doing Business Internationally: Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (Feb. 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Bellwether Trials in Multidistrict Litigation," 82 Tul. L. Rev. 2323 (2008)
  • Co-Author, Foreword, "Symposium: Class Actions in the Gulf South and Beyond," 80 Tul. L. Rev. 1591 (2006)
  • "Multistate Class Actions Properly Frustrated by Choice-of-Law Complexities: The Role of Parallel Litigation in the Courts," 80 Tul. L. Rev. 299 (2005)
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Eastern District of Louisiana: The Nation's MDL Laboratory," Louisiana Law Review Symposium (2013)
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Tulane Law Review Alumni Association

Recognition

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Stars