J. Geoffrey Ormsby - Partner

J. Geoffrey Ormsby - Partner - J. Geoffrey Ormsby


A native of Boston, Massachusetts, J. Geoffrey Ormsby practices mainly in the areas of commercial litigation, community property litigation, civil litigation, succession lititgation, environmental litigation and regulatory matters, maritime litigation and transactional matters, oil and gas litigation and employment litigation. Geoffrey graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1988. After college, Geoffrey worked for the Honorable Elihu Harris, former mayor of Oakland, California. Geoffrey also worked with the advertising firm of Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco, California. He attended Tulane University Law School, where he graduated cum laude with a Certificate in Environmental Law and was the recipient of the Cullen R. Liskow Award for excellence in Oil & Gas Law. Geoffrey practiced in New Orleans for three years and then moved his practice to Washington, D.C. before returning to his adopted home of New Orleans to re-establish his practice.

Geoffrey joined Smith & Fawer in August, 2006. He has litigation experience in federal and state courts, both with bench and jury trials, and has participated in a number of mediations and arbitrations. He has successfully represented closely-held corporations, energy companies, insurance companies and maritime related entities in a variety of litigation matters.

In his spare time, Geoffrey enjoys playing and coaching rugby.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Community Property Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Succession Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Maritime/Admiralty Litigation

Louisiana; Virginia; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Law School
Tulane University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995.

University of Massachusetts/Amherst, B.A., cum laude, 1988.

Louisiana State Bar; Virginia State Bar.

Boston, Massachusetts, August 1, 1966.


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