• PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., 1974
    • S.U.N.Y., Maritime College at Fort Schuyler
      B.S., 1969
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • United States Supreme Court
  • CLERKSHIP+
Hugh Ramsay Straub Of Counsel

Hugh Straub practices in the area of admiralty. He has trial and appellate experience in various aspects of maritime law, including collision, stranding, machinery damage, general average, fire and FD&D.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Hugh was with the Terriberry, Carroll, & Yancey, L.L.P. law firm in New Orleans.

Practice Focus

Experience

  • EN GEDI/ACADIA FOREST collision
  • GILDA/Shell Oil Co. retained cargo
  • FORMOSA SIX/FLORA collision
  • BELLATRIX/Avondale Shipyard striking
  • CHERRY VALLEY salvage of Space Shuttle fuel tank (subject of the book In Peril by Braden and Strong, Lyons Press)
  • TINTOMARA/MEL OLIVER collision
  • U.S.C.G. License: Second Mate Unlimited Tonnage (1973-2008)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Order of St. Lazarus – Grand Justiciar (2018 – present)

Recognition

  • Louisiana State Bar Association Distinguished Access to Justice Fellow (2018)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award (2014)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009-2016
  • Hazelton Award for Humanitarian Service – Order of St. Lazarus (2005)

Industries

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
    J.D., 1974
  • S.U.N.Y., Maritime College at Fort Schuyler
    B.S., 1969

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States Supreme Court
  • EN GEDI/ACADIA FOREST collision
  • GILDA/Shell Oil Co. retained cargo
  • FORMOSA SIX/FLORA collision
  • BELLATRIX/Avondale Shipyard striking
  • CHERRY VALLEY salvage of Space Shuttle fuel tank (subject of the book In Peril by Braden and Strong, Lyons Press)
  • TINTOMARA/MEL OLIVER collision
  • U.S.C.G. License: Second Mate Unlimited Tonnage (1973-2008)
  • Order of St. Lazarus – Grand Justiciar (2018 – present)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Distinguished Access to Justice Fellow (2018)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award (2014)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009-2016
  • Hazelton Award for Humanitarian Service – Order of St. Lazarus (2005)