• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      LL.B., 1967; Phi Delta Phi
    • Tulane University
      B.A., 1964
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • 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
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • CLERKSHIP+

John A. Bolles

Of Counsel

New Orleans

504-584-9260 office

504-701-6689 mobile

john.bolles@phelps.com

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John Bolles practices in the areas of admiralty and tort litigation. His trial experience includes various aspects of maritime law, including occupational disease, personal injury defense and mass torts. He represents the International Group of P&I Clubs’ Industrial Disease Subcommittee and has acted on behalf of the Group in Louisiana legislation matters.

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John Bolles practices in the areas of admiralty and tort litigation. His trial experience includes various aspects of maritime law, including occupational disease, personal injury defense and mass torts. He represents the International Group of P&I Clubs’ Industrial Disease Subcommittee and has acted on behalf of the Group in Louisiana legislation matters.

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

Experience

  • MANDAN collision
  • BRIGHTFIELD collision
  • Defense of a P&I Club in a case filed on behalf of the survivors of over 3,500 victims of a collision and fire in the Philippines
  • Lead counsel for shipowners and underwriters in the Hannon consolidation of seamens’ asbestos cases

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Recognition

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