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Ronald J. Kitto, Esq.
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New Orleans Attorney
Ronald J. Kitto, Esq.

Phone: 504.708.4517


Languages: English

As a partner of Montgomery, Barnett, Mr. Kitto is engaged in all areas of Admiralty & Maritime Law for which he received honors while attending Loyola University School of Law.  He also practices in the areas of Transportation Law, Subrogation and Commercial Litigation.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kitto was a staff attorney for the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.  He also served in the United States Navy from 1982 through 1988, and was stationed aboard the FBM submarine U.S.S. Von Steuben during nine deterrent patrols.

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Areas of Practice:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Transportation
  • Subrogation
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003 - J.D.
    Honors: Recipient, Joseph M. Rault Award for Excellence in Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2001
    Honors: Law Excellence Award in Maritime Law, 2001-2002
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992 - B.S. Finance & Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Louisiana State Bar Assocation
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans

Articles & Publications:

Risk Assessment In Maritime Activity And The Law Of Bailment - Written By: Ronald J. Kitto 

Maritime Law – Risk Assessment in Maritime Liability - Written By: Ronald J. Kitto

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Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P.

3300 Energy Centre
1100 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70163-3300
United States

Law Firm Contact: John Y. Pearce

Tel: 504.708.4517

Fax: 504.585.7688



Member Since: 2009

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