Peter A. Moir

Peter A. Moir

Special Counsel

New Orleans




  • University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction
  • University of Texas, J.D., with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Louisiana, 2013

Peter specializes in civil trials, including the defense of serious toxic tort matters and in particular asbestos-related cancer cases. His practice also includes commercial litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death cases in which he represents plaintiffs and defendants.

Professional Recognition

  • A 29-year representation as a primary trial counsel nationwide for a major defendant in asbestos litigation; responsible for all aspects of defense, including trials, appeals, case resolution and management of litigation
  • Representation of plaintiffs in major personal injury and wrongful death cases
  • Representation of federal agency in nine-figure contract dispute
  • Representation of large corporation in international arbitration against foreign country
  • Prosecution of trademark infringement claim on behalf of major Dallas corporation
  • Representation of defendants involved in serious product liability actions regarding a number of different types of products, including vehicles
  • Analysis and review of company materials and documents to formulate a uniform strategy to defend the company in premises liability litigation in a number of jurisdictions

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating


Speaking Engagements

  • “The Bankruptcy Effect and How to Offset It,” Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar (DALS), Nashville, Tennessee, July 2018

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Mr. Moir handled pro bono a habeas corpus death penalty case
  • CASA, volunteer

Previous Experience

  • Peter has represented companies involved in asbestos-related cases since the late 1980’s and has tried numerous cases to verdict in courts in a number of different states. He has developed and worked with a number of different expert witnesses involved in the asbestos litigation and has served as liaison counsel on behalf of defendants and as national trial counsel for a company in the litigation. Peter also has defended companies involved in a variety of product liability matters and represented plaintiffs in commercial and personal injury litigation.