Areas of Practice
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, 1984
  • University College, University of London, LL.M., 1981, cum laude
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1980, cum laude; Tulane Law Review, Board of Student Editors, 1978–1980
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S., 1975; President, Midshipman Council
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1980
  • Texas, 2004
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • 5th Cir., 1981
  • E.D. La., 1981
  • M.D. La., 1985
  • W.D. La., 1987
  • S.D. Tex., 2004
Robert Lemon II
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8246 tel
504.589.8246 fax

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Bob Lemon is a partner in Jones Walker's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. He has 30 years of experience in both litigation and transactions, handling all aspects of domestic and international maritime law. His litigation and transactional practices have emphasized the handling of marine collisions and allisions, cargo and charter party disputes, marine insurance disputes, marine pollution, towage, salvage, general average, maritime liens, pipeline ruptures, and U.S. Coast Guard proceedings. He regularly represents shipowners, ship operators and managers, charterers, towboat and barge line owners and operators, terminals, shipyards, cargo owners, hull underwriters and P&I underwriters.

Mr. Lemon was an adjunct professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law from 1992–2005, where he taught a course titled "Law of Marine Insurance."


  • Recommended by Legal 500 US in the areas of Transport: Shipping - Litigation and Transport: Shipping - Regulation (listed annually since 2017)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law (listed annually since 2005)
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Transportation/Maritime (listed annually since 2007)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell





  • Evolving Contract Issues on the OCS
    Texas Lawyer, March 30, 2018
  • "Allocation of Marine Risks: An Overview of the Marine Insurance Package"
    81 Tulane Law Review 1467, 2007
  • "The Lanasse Rule and the Additional Assured's Dilemma Under American-Form P&I Policies"
    21 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce, 503, January 1990
  • "The Mississippi River Point Bend Custom"
    19 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce, 373, July 1988


  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of International Law
  • Association of Average Adjusters of the United States
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit 
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane (Member, Board of Directors)
  • The Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Tulane Maritime Law Journal Board of Advisory Editors