Ryan Acomb

Experience & Credentials

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  • Tulane University – Bachelor of Arts – 1982
  • Tulane University School of Law – Juris Doctrate 1985

Mr. Acomb’s practice includes all areas of civil litigation, with a primary focus in transportation law, insurance coverage and maritime casualty litigation. He has successfully tried cases in state and federal district courts and appellate courts levels throughout Louisiana, including the Louisiana Supreme Court. In 2001, Acomb was voted one of the “Best Lawyers in America”. He is active in American Bar Association Trial Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Past Chair Automobile Law Committee 2000-2001, and Past President of the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel 1994-1995. In addition to actively participating in the national and local defense organizations, Acomb has been a lecturer for seminars sponsored by Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.


  • “2007: An Overview of Significant Maritime Decisions”, December 28, 2007, New Orleans Bar Association , New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Auto Claims and Trials: Winning, Defending and Understanding Coverage” seminar on December 6, 2007 at the Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Expert Witness Procedure in Louisiana Seminar
    December 5, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana;
  • “Biomechanical Expert Testimony: A Defense Perspective”,
    Tort Source, Vol. 3 No. 3, Spring 2001);
  • “Developing Issues in Secondary Insurance Coverage: The Conflict between Car Rental Agencies
    and Personal Lines Insurers”, February 27, 1998, FICC Mid-Winter Meeting;
  • “Defending Non-Objective Claims – Fibromyalgia”, December 12, 1997,
    LADC Defense Lawyers Seminar;
  • “How to get Class Action Certification of an Insurance Coverage Issue”, August 4, 1997,
    ABA Annual Meeting – Program Chair;
  • “Recent Developments in Louisiana Insurance Law”, November 9, 1992,
    Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Mid-Winter Meeting.


New Orleans Office

  • 704 Carondelet Street
  • New Orleans, 70130-3774
  • Telephone: 504-581-3838
  • Direct Dial: 504-412-6230
  • Direct Fax: 504-412-6330
  • Email: racomb@phjlaw.com


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