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Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award


Honors maritime attorneys for their dedication in practicing admiralty law.

To Submit a Nomination

Use the Online Nomination Form

Criteria

  • long-standing member of the Maritime and International Law Committee
  • highly respected among peers
  • contributes significantly to the local admiralty bar

Eligibility

  • membership in the Maritime and International Law Committee and the New Orleans Bar Association
  • actively engaged in the private practice of law
  • lawyers holding or seeking elective office are ineligible
  • previous recipients are ineligible

Nominations

Deadline August 15th of each year (Nominations received after deadline will be considered for the following year’s award.)

Previous Recipients

  • Benjamin W. Yancey, 1989
  • John W. Sims, 1990
  • Henry J. Read, 1992
  • Brunswick G. Deutsch, 1993
  • Warren M. Faris, 1994
  • George W. Healy III, 1995
  • Robert B. Acomb Jr., 1996
  • Charles E. Lugenbuhl, 1997
  • Samuel C. Gainsburgh, 1998
  • Gerard T. Gelpi, 1999
  • Neal D. Hobson, 2000
  • Jack C. Benjamin, 2001
  • John B. Gooch, Jr., 2002
  • James H. Roussel, 2003
  • William A. Porteous III, 2004
  • A. Gordon Grant, Jr., 2006
  • Donald R. Abaunza, 2008
  • Patricia A. Krebs, 2009
  • Ronald A. Johnson, 2010
  • Glenn G. Goodier, 2011
  • Norman C. Sullivan, Jr., 2012
  • Robert H. Murphy, 2013

 

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