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New Orleans
201 St. Charles Ave.
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New Orleans, LA 70170
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  • Tulane Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
  • Tulane University, Masters, 1976, Ph.D., 1980
    Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship
  • East Texas University, B.A, 1973
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Patricia A. Krebs

Patricia A. Krebs' practice focuses primarily in the fields of maritime personal injury and casualty defense, cargo claims, toxic torts, commercial litigation, construction and insurance litigation. She is past president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and served as secretary, treasurer and vice-president. She is also past president of the New Orleans Bar Association and received the New Orleans Bar Association’s Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award for 2009, making her the first female recipient since the award’s inception. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Bar Foundation. Patricia served two terms as president of the Fulbright Association national board and as secretary. She also is past president of the Fulbright Association Louisiana Chapter. She is an American Bar Foundation Fellow, and in 2007 was selected as a charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She served on the Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors and House of Delegates. She is a member of the Maritime Law Association, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, and American Inns of Court. She is chair of the Planning Committee of the Admiralty Law Institute, and a member of the Program Committee. She is additionally chair of the Admiralty Law Committee of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Born in Gilmer, Texas, Patricia graduated first in her undergraduate class from East Texas University in 1973 and obtained her M.A. in 1976 and her Ph.D. in 1980, both from Tulane University, having completed her graduate studies on a Fulbright-Hayes fellowship in Spain. She was a 1983 magna cum laude graduate of Tulane Law School and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Patricia served on the Board of Editors of the Tulane Maritime Lawyer and was the managing editor for the 1982-1983 edition and has since published several articles. In addition to her academic achievements, Patricia is also active throughout the community. She served four years as president of the Covenant House New Orleans, and continues on the board as past president. She also served as president of Lighthouse for the Blind. Patricia is the mother of two children and has four grandchildren.


  • “Professional Ethics Across Jurisdictions: The Conundrums that Arise in Litigating Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation and Defense of Base Act Claims," Patricia Krebs and Kourtni Mason, Loyola University New Orleans Maritime Law Journal, Volume 12.
  • Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael: A Flexible Approach to Analyzing Expert Testimony Under Daubert,” Patricia Krebs and Bryan De Tray, American Bar Association’s Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Volume 34, Number 4.
  • “United States Admiralty Jurisdiction over Collisions on the High Seas: Forum Non Conveniens and Substantive Law,” Patricia Krebs, Tulane University’s The Maritime Lawyer, Volume IX, Number 1.
  • “Joint Custody: Is it Really in the Best Interest?” Patricia Krebs, The Family and The Civil Code: Teaching Materials on The Louisiana Law of Domestic Relations by Thomas Carbonneau, Claitor’s Publishing Division, 1983.

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Peer-Review Rated (5.0 out of 5)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness "Leadership in Law" List, 2013 and 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America List
    - Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2013-2018
    - Commercial Litigation, 2016-2018
    - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2018
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers List, 2007-2017
    - Top 25 Women on List, 2012-2017
    - Top 50 New Orleans Lawyers on List, 2015-2017
    - Top 50 Lawyers on List, 2015-2016
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011-2015
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008-2010
  • New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association's President's Award, 2015
  • Texas A&M University - Commerce (formerly East Texas University) Distinguished Alumni Award, 2014
  • New Orleans Bar Association Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award, 2009
    - First Female Recipient in Award's History
  • New Orleans CityBusiness "Women of the Year" List, 2003

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