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Robert S. Emmett


Robert S. Emmett concentrates his practice in the areas of occupational disease, toxic tort, products liability, transportation law, complex litigation and general casualty law.

Professional Biography

Since graduating from Tulane University Law School in 1995, Mr. Emmett has represented a wide array of defendants in occupational disease, mass tort and toxic tort litigation including numerous industrial and petrochemical companies, railroads, insulation manufacturers and offshore production companies.  He provides clients with advice for managing their litigation and oversees cases both in Louisiana and nationally. 

Mr. Emmett has successfully handled class action and individual cases involving Chinese drywall, NORM, benzene, PCB, asbestos and other chemical exposures.  In addition, he has successfully defended several oil and gas companies in land erosion and environmental pollution cases (legacy/Corbello litigation).  Most recently, Mr. Emmett has been involved in defending commercial property insurers in several multi-million dollar, hurricane-related claims in both Louisiana and Florida.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions - Defendants since 2011; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants since 2016; Litigation - Environmental since 2022
  • Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" in Mass Tort/Class Actions Law by New Orleans Magazine (2010, 2013); Product Liability Litigation (2019)
  • Member – Louisiana Bar Association
  • Member – DRI
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Founding Member of the Product Liability and Mass Tort Section of Baker Donelson's New Orleans office


  • Tulane University, 1992
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1995, cum laude 
    •  Tulane Environmental Law Certification


  • Louisiana, 1995
  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

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