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Kenneth J. Gelpi Jr.

Direct: (504) 300-8311

Mobile: (504) 214-6387


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D. - 1995

  • University of Alabama, B.S. - 1991

Ken Gelpi has over 25 years of experience litigating and arbitrating maritime-related disputes arising out of pollution, hull and machinery, collisions, groundings, sinkings, personal injury, cargo loss, and charter party or other similar disputes.  He also regularly represents and advises clients on insurance coverage and maritime-related transactional matters, including coverage disputes, third-party claims, casualty lawsuits, contract interpretation and drafting, litigation of contractual and insurance obligations, and bad faith claims. Ken’s practice encompasses all aspects of admiralty and maritime law.  Ken assists and represents clients in the investigation, defense and recovery related to maritime casualties in arbitration and state and federal courts throughout the United States. 


  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

  • All State and Federal Courts in Louisiana

  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas


  • Admiralty and Maritime

  • Insurance

  • Environmental

  • Products Liability


  • Best Lawyers in America – Admiralty and Maritime Law (2020)

  • Martindale AV Rated


  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • New Orleans Bar Association

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States of America

  • The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

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