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Kenneth J. Gelpi, Jr.

201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 4000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4000

504.585.7693 (direct line)
504.582.1121 (fax)

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Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., 1995
University of Alabama, B.S., 1991
Bar Admissions
Louisiana (1996)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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Kenneth Gelpi serves as Chair of the Admiralty & Maritime Section for the Firm and has over 20 years of experience. His practice encompasses all aspects of admiralty and maritime law. He represents vessel interests and their insurers concerning charter and contractual issues, collisions, casualties, pollution events, insurance coverage and personal injury matters.

He received his J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law in 1995 and his B.S. from the University of Alabama in 1991. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, all state and federal courts in Louisiana and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Published Works & Presentations:

  • "Have You Seen Your Pipeline Lately?" (Presenter), Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch, October 2017

Professional Affiliations:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Maritime Law Association


  • Martindale AV Rated

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