Cayce Peterson is the managing partner of The Lambert Firm, which is where he began his legal career back in 2006 when he first went to work for his mentor, Hugh “Skip” Lambert as a law clerk. Cayce was born in Patterson, Louisiana in St. Mary Parish and grew up on the Bayou Teche where he still spends many weekends fishing in the Atchafalaya Spillway and Bay. He moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University and Tulane Law School. In his 10+ years of practice, Cayce has emerged as a skilled litigator, briefing and arguing important legal issues in the areas of maritime injury, insurance coverage, products liability, environmental, whistleblower and personal injury. Because of Cayce’s education in physics, mathematics and computer science as well as his lifetime of experience growing up around the offshore and inland oil and gas industry, Cayce has a unique understanding of technical, scientific and industry specific issues that often arise in maritime and environmental cases.
Outside of the office, Cayce leads the firm’s sponsored basketball team, known around town as “The Firm,” which is a perennial contender in each of the most competitive basketball leagues in the Greater New Orleans area. Cayce is also a frequent lecturer on various legal topics and an ad hoc professor of trial advocacy at Tulane Law School, in addition to being an active member of many bar associations, public interest groups and community service organizations that provide pro bono and charitable services for the less fortunate, differently abled and under-priveleged.
Tulane University (Bachelor of Science)
Tulane Law School (Juris Doctorate)
State of Louisiana
US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
US Federal Claims Court
PRO HAC APPEARANCES
Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, West Virginia
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
Louisiana Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
Public Justice Foundation
HONORS & AWARDS
Products Liability Committee Chair, New Orleans Bar Association, 2018 & 2019
Board of Directors, New Orleans Bar Association, 2019
Super Lawyers RISING STARS (2015-2018)
The National Trial Lawyers TOP 40 UNDER 40 (2012-2017)
10.0 Avvo rating
The National Trial Lawyers TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS (2013-2015)
Guest Arbitrator for Tulane Law School National Baseball Arbitration Competition, New Orleans, LA (2010-2014 & 2018)
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Social Chair, Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers (2016 & 2017 Term)
Guest Judge for Tulane Law School 20th Annual Mardi Gras Sports law Invitational, February 11-13, 2015
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
“30 Practice Tips in 60 Minutes,” New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section: Procrastinators Cont. Legal Educ. Program, New Orleans, LA, December 13, 2017
“Where Can I Fish Without Trespassing?”, La. Assoc. for Justice, 2017 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte, New Orleans, LA, December 28, 2017. New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinators Cont. Legal Educ. Program, New Orleans, LA, December 28, 2017
“Maritime Law: Treasure Hunters, Space Pirates, and Salvage Seekers” La. Assoc. for Justice, 2017 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte, New Orleans, LA, December 28, 2018. New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinators Cont. Legal Educ. Program, New Orleans, LA, December 28, 2018
“Civil and Criminal Liability for Maritime Environmental Offenses,” New Orleans Bar Association, Maritime & International Law Committee, Panel Discussion, September 13, 2017
“Perils of the Sea: The Basics of Maritime Injury Law,” Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Maritime Society, October 5, 2017
“Maritime Injuries: Where & How They Occur,” Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Maritime Society, March 3, 2017
“The Jones Act Has to Stay,” Biz New Orleans Magazine, Maritime Law Hot Topic, May 2017
“Offshore Retaliation: A Guide to Helping Offshore Workers Who Do The Right Thing”, La. Assoc. for Justice, 2016 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte, New Orleans, LA, December 30, 2016.
“30 Practice Tips in 60 Minutes“, New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section: Procrastinators Cont. Legal Educ. Program, New Orleans, LA, December 14, 2016.
“Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturer: A Fifth Circuit Update”, Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association, Spring 2014
“The Insurance Cases”, Tulane Environmental Law News, v. 12, Issue One, Fall 2006.
“Homeowner’s and Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy Issues”, La. Assoc. for Justice, 2010 Cont. Legal Educ. A La Carte, New Orleans, LA, December 29, 2010.
“Trying a Case on a Shoestring Budget”, New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Section, Procrastinator’s Program CLE Presentation, December 15, 2015.
“Direct/Cross and Introducing Evidence”, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Skills Practicum Presentation, October 17, 2014.