Areas of Practice
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1986; Order of the Coif; Louisiana Law Review
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1983; Dean's List
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1986
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • E.D. La., 1986
  • M.D. La., 1988
  • W.D. La., 1989
Jefferson Tillery
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8616 tel
504.582.8015 fax

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Jeff Tillery is a partner in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and for more than 30 years has focused primarily on representing clients in the areas of maritime personal injury and collision matters, commercial litigation, longshore matters, and marine insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Tillery is a regular speaker on maritime issues at seminars around the country. Some of his presentations include "Recent Developments in Maritime Law" for the Greater New Orleans Barge and Fleeting Seminar in April 2006 and again in April 2007, and "The Collision – A Scenario with Damage and Sinking," in April 2008; "Recent Decisions in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Circuits Affecting the Administration of the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act," Signal Maritime Forum, May 2007; "Maintenance and Cure Claims," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2006; "Jones Act Basics," Louisiana Claims Association, 2008; "Masters of the Courtroom," New Orleans Bar Association CLE Seminar, December 2007; "Recent Developments in Maritime Law," Tulane Maritime Seminar, 2004; "Handling of a Major Offshore Casualty," Maritime Law Association Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, November 2001; and at the Houston Oil & Gas Seminar, 2005 and 2006.

He has also served as an instructor of maritime law at the University of New Orleans Paralegal Institute for 12 years.


  • 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 2010)
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the areas of Transportation/Maritime (listed annually since 2011)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Transport: Shipping - Litigation (2018)




  • "Federal Magistrate Judges: What is their function?", April 2017, GNOBFA River and Marine Industry Seminar
  • "Recent Developments in Maritime Law", April 2016, GNOBFA River and Marine Industry Seminar
  • "Professionalism and Ethics in the Handling of the Personal Injury Litigation Matter—from Incident to Settlement or Judgment—Start to Finish", April 25, 2013, GNOBFA River and Marine Industry Seminar
  • "Handling of Maritime PI Matters & Related Ethical Issues", April 2013, GNOBFA River and Marine Industry Seminar
  • "PTSD", April 2011, GNOBFA River and Marine Industry Seminar
  • "Second-Annual Lafourche Maritime Seminar", September 3, 2009


  • "Overview of General Maritime Law Including the Jones Act"
    August 2008


  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater New Orleans (President, 2000–2002)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States