Matt Popp

Partner / New Orleans

P: 504.561.0323

Born and raised in Ohio, Matt Popp made his way to New Orleans by way of a basketball scholarship to Tulane University. During college, Matt spent his summers working offshore as a deckhand on towing vessels moving rigs around the Gulf of Mexico, as well as in yards for towboat companies, gaining the practical experience of being a Jones Act seaman and longshoreman. Law school at Tulane immediately followed college, and his first job out of law school was as an assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish, where he gained considerable jury and bench trial experience.

Matt entered private practice and over the course of his career, has become a member of the state bars of Louisiana, New York, Florida, and Texas, as well as 14 federal district and appellate courts. He is trial ready, trial tested, but trial smart. Whether the case involves defending an insurance company, towboat company, dredging company, or any other marine industry, construction or marine construction company, your defense attorney needs to be able to discern the cases in which your company truly has a defense versus the cases that should not be tried. Having knowledge of the judge or jury pool that will decide the case is paramount, and having tried cases in Louisiana, Texas, and Florida, Matt has the experience to best advise clients as to how to proceed, and how to save money, whether it be by settling a bad case early, and avoiding defense costs, or taking it to trial to not pay a ridiculous and exorbitant settlement demand.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Business Transactions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Litigation & Coverage
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Marine Cargo


  • J.D., Tulane University School of Law, 1996
    • Sports Law Certificate
  • B.S., Accounting, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, 1993

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Louisiana, 1996
  • State Bar of New York, 1999
  • State Bar of Florida, 2002
  • State Bar of Texas, 2003
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Second, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

Professional Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States