Jessica Ibert is a member of Lewis, Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson, LLC. She obtained a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from Loyola University College of Law. While in law school, Jessica served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Elizabeth W. Magner in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and as an intern with Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Fredericka H. Wicker.

Jessica is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts. Her primary practice areas include admiralty and maritime law, medical malpractice, products liability and civil litigation. Upon graduating from law school, Jessica 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.  Today she represents businesses and individual clients in a wide array of matters.

Jessica frequently presents at legal seminars and is an active member in many legal and civic organizations. She is currently serving as a vice chair for the American Bar Association TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee and as secretary of the American Association for Justice Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee. In 2017, Jessica was appointed by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards as a Commissioner to the Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission and was inducted as a Fellow of the Loyola University Institute of Politics in 2019.

  • Professional Associations and Memberships

    • New Orleans Bar Association
      • Member
    • Federal Bar Association
      • Member
    • Louisiana Association for Justice
      • Member
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
      • Community Action Committee Member
    • American Bar Association
      • TIPS Vice Chair – Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee 2018-2020
    • American Association for Justice
      • Member, Admiralty Section
      • Admiralty Section Newsletter Editor (2017-2018)
      • Admiralty Section Secretary (2018-2019)
  • Presentations and Publications

    • “Recent Developments in Maritime Law and the Availability of Punitive Damages,” New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinator’s Program CLE Series, Panelist, 2015
    • “18th Annual Law School Professionalism Orientation,” Louisiana State Bar Association, Panelist, 2017, 2018
    • “Changes in the Tide: Differing Views on Emerging Issues in Maritime Law,” FBA CLE, Co-Presenter, 2018
    • “New Tech & the Ethical Lawyer: Trends and Challenges,” NOBA CLE, Co-Presenter, 2018
    • “Below Deck: Submerging Views from the Plaintiff’s Bar and Bench,” ABA CLE, moderator, 2019
  • Professional Acknowledgements

    • Appointed as Commissioner to the Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission by Governor John Bel Edwards, 2017
    • Inducted as a Fellow to the Loyola Institute of Politics, 2019
  • Community Involvement

    • Hogs for the Cause
      • Gala Auction Chair, 2012 – 2018