Jedd Malish is a skilled and experienced litigator who has represented clients throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Jedd has handled a wide array of maritime legal matters including collisions, allisions, sinkings, salvage, pipeline ruptures, pollution, commercial disputes, insurance coverage, subrogation, recreational boating accidents and defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising under the Jones Act, LHWCA and general maritime law. Jedd has also counseled clients in the drafting and negotiation of master service agreements, marine transportation agreements, purchase order terms and conditions and warranty provisions. 

Jedd received his juris doctor degree from Loyola University in 1995 and his bachelor of arts degree in history from Tulane University in 1991. He is a native of Philadelphia and remains an avid Eagles fan. Outside of the office, Jedd enjoys spending time with his wife and their twin boys. 

Publications & Speaking Engagements


Admiralty and Maritime Survey Article, Contributing Author - American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Law Journal - 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • “Legal Issues Encountered in the Litigation of Recreational Boating Incidents” – New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – May 22, 2019
  • "How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Their's Out)" - National Business Institute - August 31, 2016
  • "Wreck Removal and Salvage" - CNA Insurance Company, U.S. Marine Claims Division webinar - June 8, 2016
  • "When the Bad Things Happen: Identifying and Minimizing the Risk of Punitive and Criminal Penalties" - Workboat Professional Series - December 1, 2015
  • "A Discussion of the Employer's Maintenance and Cure Obligation" - New Orleans Bar Association Maritime & International Law Committee - October 23, 2015
  • "E-discovery: From Preservation to Production and Avoiding Sanctions" - Association of Corporate Counsel CLE - April 4, 2014
  • "Protect Your Company with Non-Competes and Get WILD (Warranty, Indemnity, Limitation of Liability, and Damages)" - Association of Corporate Counsel CLE - June 13, 2013
  • "Recent Developments in Maritime Law" - Maritime Law Association Uniformity Committee Meeting - Spring and Fall 2008
  • "Survey of Developments in Environmental Law" - Louisiana State Bar Association Biannual Survey of Louisiana Law - 2003

News & Appearances

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor in Admiralty
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans
  • Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, Brief Judge
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
    - Co-chair, Admiralty Committee
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans Lemann-Stern Young Leadership Program
  • The Pro Bono Project, Board of Directors
    - Chair, 2022
  • New Orleans Jewish Community Center, Board of Directors, 2012-2018
  • New Orleans Board of Trade


The Pro Bono Project Distinguished Service Award, 2021

New Orleans CityBusiness "Leadership in Law" List, 2018


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1995

Tulane University, B.A., 1991

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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