Trevor M. Cutaiar - Attorney at MBLB
Trevor M. Cutaiar

Trevor M. Cutaiar, Member

Member Trevor Cutaiar’s practice focuses on admiralty and maritime litigation and insurance defense. Trevor has significant experience in handling asbestos exposure cases arising out of cargo handling operations in the ports of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. His practice also includes premises liability cases, contractual disputes, and municipal liability. He has represented a wide range of clients, including municipalities, local boat companies, and national and international corporations. As supported by the peer recognition he has received, including Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, he has developed a reputation as a skilled attorney in civil litigation defense and insurance defense.

Trevor enjoys solving problems and obtaining the best results for his clients. “My undergraduate degree was in journalism, so I have a unique perspective on fact-finding and the questions that need to be asked. I really enjoy working with my clients and listening to their perspective. I make sure to advise them of both the strengths and the weaknesses of their positions and don’t just tell them what they want to hear.”

Outside of the office, Trevor enjoys biking, golfing, and New Orleans restaurants with family and friends.

Professional Activities

  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Inc., Member; Advisory Board, Legal Adviser
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • Mariner’s Club of the Port of New Orleans, Member
  • ADMIRALTY, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Member


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Insurance Law (2021-2024)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Civil Litigation: Defense (2014-2024)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness – Ones to Watch: Law (2021)
  • William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Law Excellence Award in Torts I and Federal Evidence, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law


  • Casenote/Comment Editor, Loyola Law Review
  • Casenote, Lane ex rel. Lane v. Halliburton: The Fifth Circuit’s Recent Treatment of the Political Question Doctrine and What It Could Mean for Comer v. Murphy Oil, 55 L. Rev. 393 (2009)
  • Comment, Are Securities Act of 1933 Claims Filed in State Court Removable Under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005? A Proposed Resolution to a Statutory Conflict, 55 L. Rev. 559 (2009)

Civic and Community

  • Woodlands Conservancy, Member, Former Board Member

Special Experience

  • Fellows Program, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2022
  • Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Hon. Judge Carl J. Barbier (August 2009–May 2010)

Representative Reported Cases

  • Jackson v. Chem Carriers, L.L.C., 2022-0043 (La. App. 1 Cir. 11/04/22); 2022 AMC 395, 2022 WL 16708266, writ denied, 2022-01770 (La. 02/14/23); 2023 WL 1988824

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