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Philip S. Brooks Jr.

Direct: (504) 300-8295

Mobile: (504) 908-7834


  • Tulane University, J.D. - 1992

  • Washington & Lee University, B.A. - 1988

Philip Brooks is primarily engaged in general maritime law and insurance coverage litigation and arbitration. He principally represents U.S. and foreign companies and insurers in the areas of cargo loss, pollution, hull and machinery, collisions, groundings, sinkings, personal injury, charter party and insurance coverage issues. He has over 25 years of experience litigating and overseeing maritime and transportation casualties and disputes in multiple courts throughout the United States and has represented clients in United States Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board hearings. He regularly acts as lead counsel in the investigation, defense and recovery efforts involving major maritime casualties. He also has broad experience in product liability, transportation, commercial litigation and environmental matters in state and federal courts. 


  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits

  • All State and Federal Courts in Louisiana

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

  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas


  • Admiralty and Maritime

  • Environmental

  • Toxic Torts

  • Insurance

  • Products Liability


  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" ‐ Admiralty and Maritime Law (2018)

  • Best Lawyers in America ‐ Admiralty and Maritime Law (since 2018)

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers ‐ Transportation/Maritime (since 2010)

  • Martindale AV Rated


  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • New Orleans Bar Association

  • The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States

  • The Association of Average Adjusters

  • Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, National Advisory Board

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