Gary Hemphill practices in the areas of admiralty litigation. His practice involves matters in personal injury, cargo, oil and energy, finance and FD&D. Gary has a great deal of recent experience in complex, multi-party litigation, including claims arising out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in which he represented vessel owning emergency responders sued for their activities immediately after the explosion. With a team of attorneys from the firm, he was able to obtain the dismissal of the claims by summary judgment.
Gary has also successfully handled major losses arising from hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico as well as collisions in the Mississippi River. In 2018, he was voted by his peers in the New Orleans Bar Association The Distinguished Maritime Lawyer of the Year. Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Hemphill was with the Terriberry, Carroll, & Yancey, L.L.P. law firm in New Orleans.