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Joseph P. Briggett


Joe Briggett assists clients in the financial services industry with bankruptcy and restructuring, creditors' rights, and other insolvency proceedings.

Professional Biography

Mr. Briggett focuses his practice on bankruptcy and workout law, along with a diverse commercial practice that spans various areas, including bankruptcy and restructuring, creditors' rights, commercial litigation, transactions, loan documentation, and corporate law.

With a keen focus on bankruptcy matters, Mr. Briggett adeptly represents parties in pre-bankruptcy negotiations, state court insolvency proceedings, commercial foreclosures, and adversary proceedings. Beyond litigation and bankruptcy, he assists clients in resolving debtor/creditor disputes, offering guidance through every stage until a resolution is reached. His extensive experience equips him to craft tailored strategies and adapt flexibly to complex bankruptcy scenarios, ensuring optimal outcomes for his clients.

Mr. Briggett brings a unique experience to his maritime bankruptcy clients, having litigated shipping and offshore service insolvency matters in bankruptcy courts across the nation. His cases have involved a range of maritime issues, such as maritime liens, personal injury claims, vessel finance, preferred ship mortgages, and other admiralty concerns. In addition to his bankruptcy experience, he has a wealth of litigation experience in federal and state trial courts, with ample first-chair trial experience in breach of contract, property disputes, corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty, admiralty, and banking law.

During law school, Mr. Briggett gained valuable experience in overseeing bankruptcy proceedings as a judicial extern under the guidance of the Honorable Jerry A. Brown, Bankruptcy Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy (2024)
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in Business Litigation (2024)
  • Listed in New Orleans Magazine as a top lawyer in New Orleans in Banking & Finance Law (2016, 2017, 2019) and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2017, 2023)
  • Listed in Louisiana Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2015 – 2021)
  • Member – Turnaround Management Association
  • President – Tulane Law School American Inn of Court (2022 – 2023)
  • Former Board Member – Girls on the Run of New Orleans
  • Mentor – Son of a Saint (2020 – present)
  • Young Benefactors of the National World War II Museum
  • "The Rights of a Judgment Creditor Against an LLC, Under Various States' Charging Order Statutes," 39 Review of Banking and Financial Law 277 (2019)
  • "Navigating Ethical Issues During Asset Sales," American Bankruptcy Institute, with Evelyn Meltzer, Stephen M. Blank, and Ken Mann (February 2021)
  • "Litigation in Bankruptcy Courts," New Orleans Bar Association, with Honorable Meredith Grabill (December 2016)
  • "Ethics in Courtroom Advocacy," for the Tulane Law School American Inn of Court, with Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, and Judge Michael B. North (November 2016)
  • "Corporate Control Issues in Complex Commercial Bankruptcy," with Christopher T. Caplinger and Nathan Horner (2013)


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude
    • Appellate Intraschool Moot Court Winner (2010)
  • Tulane University, B.A., 2003


  • Louisiana, 2010
  • Florida, 2022
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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