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George J. Fowler, III

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George Fowler focuses on litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution. He is an internationally recognized trial lawyer known for his successful record trying hundreds of cases to juries and judges, including numerous high-profile matters, complex litigation, and cases of national concern.


George has written and lectured extensively on private international law and world trade and is active in promoting trade and investment for the City of New Orleans. He speaks frequently and has appeared regularly on national television, where he provides commentary and insights on issues involving Cuba and US-Cuba relations. Born in Havana, Cuba, George became a refugee in the US at the age of 10. For the past 20 years, he has been pro-bono general counsel of the Cuban American National Foundation, the largest Cuban exile organization in the world. During his tenure, he has worked to have the Cuban dictator indicted for crimes against humanity, genocide, and violations of human rights in various countries, including the United States.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association; Section of International Law and Practice, Chairman, Fall Conference (1987); Admiralty and Maritime Committee, former Chairman;

Inter-American Bar Association;

International Bar Association;

Louisiana State Bar Association;

New Orleans Bar Association;

Maritime Law Association of the United States