F Gerald Maples
F. Gerald Maples is the founder of F. Gerald Maples, P.A. a Mississippi firm that subsequently opened offices in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Maples has thirty years of courtroom experience having represented thousands of clients in litigation ranging from asbestos to toxic tort claims. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi Law School and is admitted to practice in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana. He is admitted to practice in United States district courts in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Recent cases of note include an innovative nuisance action by Mississippi property owners against utility, oil and coal companies for their unbridled carbon emissions and its effect on the intensity of Hurricane Katrina and an Inverse Condemnation action against the United States brought on behalf of people in St. Bernard Parish and the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans for the taking of their property due to the opening, widening and flooding of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.
Mr. Maples is sought after as a speaker by legal associations including the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute. He has been a participant and a proud sponsor of the Annual Tulane Law School Summit on Environmental Law and Policy for the past three years.