S. Gene Fendler

Gene is the immediate past president and managing partner of the law firm of Liskow & Lewis, APLC. His litigation and trial experience span over three decades with emphasis in maritime law, commercial disputes, insurance and construction. A licensed private pilot, Gene has represented both manufacturers and users of aviation products. Prior to joining Liskow & Lewis, Gene served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alvin B. Rubin, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

  • Association of Professional Arbitrators and Mediators Panelist
  • Served as a mediator and arbitrator at the request of parties
  • Represented parties in large commercial arbitrations

Professional Licenses

Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 1973

Membership, Honors, Professional Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • Judge John C. Boutall American Inn of Court (Master)
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • AV rating for Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics
  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Alumni Board of TrusteesEditor-in-Chief, Louisiana Law Review, 1972-1973
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi


University of Virginia (BA – 1969); Louisiana State University (JD – 1973)


Office located in New Orleans, Louisiana

Areas of Concentration

Maritime, class actions, business disputes, toxic tort, personal injury, construction disputes, insurance coverage

CLE and Teaching

LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Planning Committee, Alvin B. Rubin Conference on Maritime Personal Injury; Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans Maritime Seminar, Faculty and Advisory Committee, 1990-2005; frequent lecturer for professional organizations, client groups, and LSU Law Center

Client Matters

Gene has tried to verdict or judgment more than 75 lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Texas and has served as lead trial counsel in numerous mass tort and class action cases. He has served as appellate counsel before the Louisiana Courts of Appeal, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the Louisiana Supreme Court.