Harvey J. Lewis

Harvey J. Lewis

Firm Founder – Of Counsel  Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Super Lawyers

Contact information

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

Bar admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • The University of Texas School of Law, 1961
  • Tulane Law School, 1962
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1959, Economics

Professional associations and memberships

  • 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

Presentations and publications

  • 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