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Harvey J. LewisFirm Founder – Of Counsel

New Orleans, Louisiana
direct (504) 588-1551
fax (504) 588-1514


BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana, 1962
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1962
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1962
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985


EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1961
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1962
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1959 Bachelor of Science, Economics


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & HONORS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, President’s Award, 2000
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1992
  • State Committee, 1994-1998, 2000-2006
  • State Chair, 1996 – 1998
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1987
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyer’s President’s Award, 1985, 1993
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1984
  • Best Lawyers in America – Admiralty Law


PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Major Ethical Maritime Law Seminar of a Plaintiffs’ Lawyer in Maritime Cases, 5th Tulane Fall Maritime Law Seminar, New Oleans, 1996
  • Putting Gautreaux v. Scurlock Marine in Perspective — And Keep It There, 6th Tulane Fall Maritime Law Seminar, New Orleans, 1997
  • Daubert, It’s Progeny and The Marine Safety Expert, 7th Tulane Fall Maritime Law Seminar, New Orleans, 1998
  • A New Breed of Amphibious Claimant and Their Remedies, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Admiralty Seminar, Point Clear, 1999
  • Fontenot v. Dual Drilling The Best of All Worlds A. Plaintiff Lawyer’s Perspective, 8th Tulane Fall Maritime Law Seminar, New Orleans, 1999
  • Opening Statement – One Trial Lawyer’s Perspective, Article for the Bar Journal, 2000
  • What Law Is “Saved to Suitors” When a Maritime Tort Case is Filed in State Court, The Admiralty Law Institute, Tulane University Law School, 2001
  • 2001 Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit, The Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2001
  • Preemption and the General Maritime Law – Undue Influence, Tulane University Law School, 2002
  • The Pre-Trial Conference, The Civil Litigation Process in Louisiana State Courts, LSU CLE Program, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2004


REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Smith v. ODECO (UK), Inc., 615 So. 2d 407 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1993)
  • Grantham v. Avondale Industries, Inc., 964 F.2d 471, 1993 A.M.C. 1671 (5th Cir. La. 1992)
  • Graham v. Milky Way Barge Inc., 923 F.2d 1100, 1994 A.M.C. 608 (5h Cir. La. 1991)
  • Wentz v. Kerr-McGee Corp., 784 F.2d 699, 1987 A.M.C. 2225 (5th Cir. La 1986)
  • Trautman v. Buck Steber, Inc., 693 F.2d 440 (5th Cir. La. 1982)
  • Bourg v. Texaco Oil Co., Inc., 578 F.2d 1117 (5th Cir. La. 1978)
  • Smith v. M/V Captain Fred, 546 F.2d 1119, 1977 A.M.C. 353 (5th Cir. La. 1977)
  • Foster v. Marshall, 341 So.2d 1134 (La. App. 2 Cir 1977)
  • Perez v. Ford Motor Company, 527 F.2d 1391 (5th Cir. La. 1976)
  • Perez v. Ford Motor Co., 497 F.2d 82 (5th Cir. La. 1974)
  • Collins v. Becnel, 297 So.2d 506 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1974)
  • Lee v. Lee Motor Co., 409 F.Supp. 552 (S.D. Ala. 1974)
  • Solet v. M/V Capt. H.V. Dufrene, 303 F.Supp. 980, 1970 A.M.C. 571 (E.D. La. 1969)


CLASSES/SEMINARS TAUGHT

  • Lecturer, Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, 1999, 2001
  • Lecturer, American Bar Association, Admiralty Section, 1987
  • Lecturer, American Trial Lawyers Association, Admiralty Section, 1987 – Present
  • Lecturer, Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE Programs, 1975 – Present
  • Lecturer, Louisiana State University, 1978-Present
  • Speaker, Tulane University Law School Seminar, 1978-Present
  • Lecturer, Tulane University Law School – Annual Maritime Seminar, 1994-2000
  • Program Chair, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Seminars, 1972-Present
  • Program Chair, Louisiana State Medical Society Annual Meetings, 1977-1979
  • Speaker, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 1982
  • Speaker, Gulf Coast Law Institute, 1979, 1984, 1979
  • Speaker, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, 1984, 1992, 1993


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1984-1990 – Committee on Professional Responsibility
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1988-1989 – Chairman
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1990-1991 – Disciplinary Board
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1993-Present – Ethics Advisory Service Committee
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Ethics Advisory Service Committee, 1993-2000 – Co-Chair
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1999 – Committee on Rules of Professional and Judicial Conduct
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2000-Present – Chair
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1999-Present – Ethics 2000 Committee
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Admiralty Section, 1988-1989 – Chairman
  • Tulane University Admiralty Law Institute, 2000-2005 – Planning Committee
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1977-1980 – Board Member
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 198-1989 – Vice President
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 – Member Executive Committee
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 1986
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Admiralty Section, 1992-1995 – Chairman
  • New Orleans Bar Association


FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES

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