Areas of Practice
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1971; Judge, Moot Court, 1970–1971
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1971
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1971
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  • 5th Cir., 1973
  • 11th Cir., 1981
  • E.D. La., 1971
  • M.D. La., 1971
  • W.D. La., 1980
John Broders
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8172 tel
504.589.8172 fax

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A partner in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group, John Broders has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of maritime law with specific emphasis on marine transactions, enforcement of mortgages, maritime liens, charter parties, cargo, marine insurance, towage, arbitration, and marine products liability (fire). In addition, he has for many years represented owners of megayachts in all aspects of ownership.

Since the ratification of the NAFTA and MERCOSUR treaties, more of his practice has evolved to include international commercial transactions.


  • 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) 
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Banking & Finance: Marine Finance (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
  • Recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Transport: Shipping - Finance (2018)




  • "Admiralty and Maritime Law"
    Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 3rd ed., Chapter 77, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, January 2012
  • "Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts"
    Admiralty Law, West Group, 1998, and Second Ed., 2005,


  • American Bar Association (Member, Subcommittee of Marine Financing)
  • Association of Average Adjusters of the United States
  • Association of Transportation Practitioners
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Member, Sections of Litigation, Civil Law, Corporate Law, Torts and Insurance)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member, Marine Insurance, General Average and Salvage, 1978 to date; Subcommittee of Protection & Indemnity Insurance, 1983 to date; Member, Marine Financing Committee, 1980 to date; Subcommittee of Marine Insolvency and Bankruptcy, 1987 to date; Subcommittee of Coast Guard and Citizenship, 1988 to date)
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute