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I represent both maritime and insurance clients in a wide variety of matters. My clients tell me my informed and effective tactics, guided by compassion and empathy, are the qualities they believe have always helped them achieve their objectives.


Adelaida (Adi) Ferchmin is a member of Lugenbuhl’s Admiralty & Maritime Group, focused on advising clients in a broad range of maritime, insurance and energy matters. Her experience includes representing the interests of domestic and international insurers, marine terminal owners, ship owners, charterers and P&I Clubs on matters related to insurance coverage and defense, personal injuries, vessel collisions, vessel purchases and documentation, and charter party disputes, among others.

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and fluent in Spanish, Adi also has a strong working knowledge of Polish and Croatian. Her knowledge of multiple languages and ability to overcome barriers brought on by cultural differences have proven to be effective tools when assisting clients with matters involving international transactions, foreign entities and witnesses.

Outside the Office

Adi enjoys spending time with her daughter and son at their many sporting events and going on long walks with her Australian shepherd.


  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Tufts University, B.A., 2000
    • International Relations and Russian Studies


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association

  • Best Lawyers (2023-2024)
  • Super Lawyers (2019-2024)
  • New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” in Admiralty & Maritime Law (2012 -2013 & 2016 -2017, 2023)
  • Inside New Orleans Reader’s Favorite “Elite Lawyers” (2022-2023)
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (2015-2018)

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