Ian Taylor is a member of Lewis, Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, LLC. He obtained a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Tulane University Law School. While at Tulane, Ian served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. Ian won numerous awards at Tulane, including the 2010 Admiralty Law Institute Award of Excellence and the Robert B. Acomb Award.

Ian is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts. His primary practice areas include admiralty and maritime law, products liability, and civil litigation. Ian worked extensively on the multi-district litigation arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and helped secure millions of dollars in recovery for a wide array of clients. Ian frequently presents at legal seminars and was named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Transportation/Maritime Law, 2020.  He currently serves as the Chair for the American Association for Justice Admiralty Law Section.  Ian also is the President of the Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers for the 2020-2021 term.

  • Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Louisiana State Bar Association
      • Member
    • Federal Bar Association
      • Member
    • New Orleans Bar Association
      • Member
    • American Association for Justice
      • Member, Admiralty Section
      • Chair of the Admiralty Law Section (2019-2020)
    • Louisiana Association for Justice
      • Member
    • Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
      • Member
      • President (2020-2021)
    • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
      • Member
  • Presentations and Publications

    • Perils of the Sea: Basics of Maritime Injury Law
      • New Orleans Bar Association; New Orleans, LA, December 12, 2019
    • Products Liability Issues in Maritime Law
      • New Orleans Bar Association; New Orleans, LA, May 9, 2018
    • An Erosion of Rights: The Legal Perils of a Modern Day Seaman
      • Louisiana Association for Justice, High Stakes on the High Seas Maritime Law Conference; New Orleans, LA, August 18, 2017
    • Post-Townsend Awards for Failure to Pay Maintenance and Cure: An Overview
      • American Association for Justice, Summer Convention; Boston, MA, July 22, 2017
    • Maintenance and Cure – When Will They Learn?
      • Louisiana Association for Justice, High Stakes on the High Seas Maritime Law Conference; New Orleans, LA, August 19, 2016
    • The Employer Refuses to Pay Maintenance and Cure; What Should I Do to Help the Seaman?
      • American Association for Justice, Summer Convention; Los Angeles, CA, July 24, 2016

    PUBLICATIONS:

    • How Far Does the FMLA Reach? The Ninth Circuit Grants a Maritime Lien to a Foreign Necessaries Provider in Trans-Tec Asia v. M/V Harmony Container
      • 33 Tul. Mar. L.J. 337 (2008)
    • The Final Chapter? The Second Circuit Once Again Addresses Rule B Attachments of Electronic Funds Transfers in Consub Delaware LLC v. Schahin Engenharia Limitada
      • 33 Tul. Mar. L.J. 575 (2009)
    • Maritime Madness: Rule B, Electronic Funds Transfers, Maritime Contracts, and the Explosion of Admiralty Litigation in the Southern District of New York
      • 34 Tul. Mar. L.J. 211 (2009)
  • Professional Acknowledgements

    • Senior Managing Editor for Volume 34 of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal
    • Recipient of 2010 Admiralty Law Institute Award of Excellence
    • Recipient of 2010 Robert B. Acomb Award
    • Named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Transportation/Maritime Law, 2020

     

  • Community Involvement

    • HELP – Free Legal Consultation and Notary Services throughout New Orleans
    • Pro Bono Work:  New Orleans Legal Assistance – Foreclosure Prevention Division
    • AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer (August 2004 – December 2005)