Gary Hebert is a litigator who primarily focuses his practice on products liability defense, with a special emphasis on the representation of global manufacturers in matters across the US.

With over three decades of experience defending single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits, Gary has handled matters relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, smoke detectors, heavy equipment, forklifts, elevators, escalators and other consumer products.

Gary regularly advises clients on risk mitigation and trial avoidance strategies. However, if litigation is unavoidable, Gary leverages his vast trial expertise to provide the most practical and efficient results, tailoring each approach to his clients’ unique needs.

Regardless of the scope of work or jurisdiction, Gary is dedicated to protecting his clients’ interests. He draws on his extensive network of colleagues to establish high-value, multifaceted teams devoted to navigating any multilayered issues that may arise.

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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Loyola University New Orleans, Joseph A. Butts College of Business, M.B.A., 1989
  • Nicholls State University, B.S., 1985


  • Texas, 2021
  • Louisiana, 1989


  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist., Ct., Eastern Dist. of Louisiana
  • U.S. Dist., Ct., Middle Dist. of Louisiana
  • U.S. Dist., Ct., Western Dist. of Louisiana

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Visiting Committee Member, Loyola College of Law
  • Member and former president, Loyola College of Law Alumni Association
  • Member, St. Thomas More Inn of Court
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2024 for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Named an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2021-2024 for the Product Liability Litigation – Defendants category

  • Speaker, “Personal Jurisdiction Update: If You Finished Law School Before 2011, You Might Need It!” New Orleans Bar Association, April 21, 2021.
  • Speaker, “Personal Jurisdiction in 2021,” St. Thomas More Inn of Court, January 26, 2021.
  • Speaker, “Product Liability 101 – A Primer on American Product Liability Law,” German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, Houston, TX, September 27, 2018.
  • Co-author, “Following Discovery Guidelines Outside the United States,” Inside the Minds: Complying With International Discovery Regulations, Aspatore, 2012.
  • Author, “The Interplay between the European Privacy Laws and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Navigating the Early Stages,” International Committee Newsletter, International Association of Defense Counsel, April 2012.
  • Author, “Defending against automotive product liability litigation in the US: Getting Started,” Westlaw Journal: Automotive, March 13, 2012.
  • Author, “Defending automotive product liability litigation in the US,”, February 21, 2012.

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