Kristi A. Post

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(504) 499-5710

Practice Areas

  • Maritime personal injury
  • 18-wheeler and auto accidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries


  • Tulane Law School J.D. 1986, LL.M. in Admiralty 1987
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana B.A. 1987

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana, 1986
  • Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Classes & Seminars

  • GNOBFA – speaker on “The Personal Injury Lawsuit Brought by the Seaman/Claimant with Pre-Existing Injuries”, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2023
  • New Orleans Bar Association – speaker for Masters of the Courtroom on “The Life Cycle of a deposition: Best Practices for Before, During, and After”, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2022
  • "Overcoming Releases in Jones Act Cases", Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003 to 2003
  • "Plaintiff's Perspective on Procedural Handling of a Jones Act Claim", American Bar Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, 1997 to 1997
  • "Consideration of a Plaintiff in the Maritime and Americans with Disabilities Act Forums", Nat'l Worker's Comp & Disability Conference and Expo, Chicago, Illinois, 1996 to 1996
  • "Riverboat Gaming - Boom or Bust: Financing and How to Protect Your Company's Interest", American Bar Association National Convention, Orlando, Florida, 1996 to 1996
  • "Multiple Claims Available to Injured Employees", American Bar Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 1995 to 1995
  • Presenter- “The Personal Injury Lawsuit Brought by the Seaman/Claimant with Pre-Existing Injuries,” Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, April, 2023
  • Presenter- “The Life Cycle of a Deposition: Best Practices Before, During, and After,” New Orleans Bar Association Masters of the Courtroom, December, 2022
  • Moderator- “Should the Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act of 1851 be repealed, Modified or Untouched? Loyola Law School-Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Symposium, February , 2022

Pro-Bono Activities

  • N.O. Pro Bono Project

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member


  • President, Tulane Women in the Law


National Board of Trial Advocacy: 2019

Kristi Post has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, an attorney board certifying agency which is affiliated with the American Bar Association. To qualify for board certification, lawyers must have extensive experience in their specialty and meet rigorous objective quality standards.

Super Lawyers: 2021-2024

Kristi Post has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys nationwide in her practice

Martindale Hubble AV: 2010

Martindale-Hubbell AV is the highest rating in their legal professional rating system, denoting exceptional legal expertise, ethics, and professionalism. It serves as a trusted indicator of an attorney's top-tier qualifications and excellence.

About Me

Kristi Post is a well-respected and accomplished Maritime attorney whose family has worked on the Mississippi River for more than 100 years. Kristi grew up on and around vessels and has more than 35 years of trial experience. She knows what kind of challenges the men and women who work in the marine industry face and the dangers they encounter simply doing their jobs every day. Kristi has seen first-hand the pain families experience when their loved one is injured or killed doing their jobs and they need someone to fight for them when they cannot fight for themselves.  She empathizes with her clients and wants to make sure they feel protected in knowing that they have the best possible attorney in their corner.


Kristi received her J.D. and LL.M. in Admiralty from Tulane Law School. Kristi served as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Tulane Law School for over 20 years.  She is certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – one of only 12 lawyers to achieve that distinction in the State of Louisiana.  She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell – the highest distinction by that peer review committee.  Her practice is primarily comprised of cases involving serious maritime injuries and fatalities, auto and commercial vehicular accidents, traumatic brain injuries, premises liability and Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act cases.  She has successfully litigated cases involving such diverse areas as the kidnapping of offshore workers by militant forces in Nigeria, casino gaming vessels, hurricane litigation, crane failures, aviation accidents, commercial diving accidents was a member of the Claimants Executive Committee in the SEACOR POWER liftboat base.


Kristi is a former President of the Board of Directors for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and has chaired their Race for the Cure and Summer Cure events, raising funding to support breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment in both the Metro New Orleans area and nationally.  She also served on the Board of Directors for Family Service of Greater New Orleans. Kristi is a major supporter of Susan G. Komen’s Foundation which raises funds for breast cancer research.