Admiralty & Maritime
LSU Law School, J.D./B.C.L
Sewanee: The University of the South, B.A.
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
All Louisiana State and Federal Courts
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Louisiana State Bar Association
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (“SEALI”)
Federal Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Garden District Association, Board of Directors
AWARDS & HONORS
Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013 – 2019
Port Director for New Orleans, SEALI, 2012 - 2013
W. Jacob Gardner, Jr. litigates a variety of admiralty matters including contract disputes, personal injury and death claims arising under the Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, property damage claims, insurance and indemnity issues, collisions and allisions, arrests and attachments, limitation of liability and cargo claims.
Mr. Gardner also represents insurers and excess insurers in complex casualty litigation involving coverage issues, catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death and property damage.
He is a member of the Louisiana Bar, is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, all Louisiana Federal Courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Gardner was born in Covington and resides in New Orleans. He graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude honors from Sewanee: The University of the South with B.A. degrees in Political Science and Spanish. He is also a graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. He served as President of the Student Body at both Sewanee and LSU Law, and was the winner of the Robert Lee Tullis moot court competition at LSU Law.
Representation of “blue water” and “brown water” clients in charter party disputes, property damage claims, and in defense of personal injury matters
Representation of excess insurers against claims for catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, and property damage
Representation of excess insurers in construction defect litigation
Representation of excess insurers in coverage litigation
Representation of offshore drilling contractors in defense and indemnity matters and in defense of personal injury claims
Representation of P&I Clubs in matters involving vessel arrests and attachments
Representation of P&I Clubs against personal injury claims arising from exposure to asbestos
Representation of insurers against personal injury claims pursuant to the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and Defense Base Act
Representation of trucking interests against automobile liability claims
- Recent Developments in the Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 2011
- Fifth Circuit Affirms Charter Decision, International Law Office, 2015