Lugenbuhl Adds Four New Shareholders to its Roster

Lugenbuhl Adds Four New Shareholders to its Roster

New Orleans Law Firm Lugenbuhl Names Four Attorneys as Shareholders

Expanding Practice Areas and Enhancing Client Offerings

Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, a law firm specializing in admiralty and maritime, bankruptcy, insurance, litigation, commercial, corporate, real estate, and estates and trusts, has recently announced the selection of four attorneys as its newest shareholders. The selection of Thomas L. Colletta, Carin L. Marcussen, Adelaida J. Ferchmin, and Destinee F. Ramos has strengthened the firm’s bench in each of their respective areas, according to Lugenbuhl’s Managing Partner Benjamin Kadden.

Thomas L. Colletta

Thomas L. Colletta, who joined Lugenbuhl in 2022, specializes in casualty, marine, and commercial litigation. With over two decades of legal experience, he has represented transportation authorities, governmental bodies, and private enterprises. Graduating from Tulane University Law School, Colletta specializes in appellate advocacy, with representations in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits. He has been named a top attorney in casualty and marine litigation by New Orleans Magazine and is listed in Best Lawyers of America. Colletta also holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Carin L. Marcussen

Carin L. Marcussen, who joined Lugenbuhl’s insurance section in 2021, specializes in insurance coverage, bad faith, wrongful death, personal injury, contract, fraud, the Consumer Protection Act, surface damages, and broker/dealer litigation. She has represented clients in arbitrations with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Marcussen graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma in 2003 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from Oklahoma State University in 2000. Her practice extends across various federal district courts and appellate courts. Marcussen serves on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Disaster Relief Committee and the Civil Procedure and Evidence Code Committee, where she continues her community involvement in Texas.

Adelaida J. Ferchmin

Adelaida J. Ferchmin, who joined Lugenbuhl in 2014, practices in the firm’s admiralty and maritime, insurance, litigation, commercial, and corporate sections. She has litigated catastrophic injury and death cases, collisions and allisions, and vessel groundings. Ferchmin has also handled cargo loss claims, Jones Act claims, maritime personal injury claims, and products liability cases. She has experience conducting vessel examinations, defending shipowners against civil and administrative penalties, and representing vessel owners in contract negotiations. Ferchmin is listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of maritime and transportation law.

Destinee F. Ramos

Destinee F. Ramos joined Lugenbuhl in 2018 and has participated in all phases of litigation, from pre-dispute negotiations to formal litigation. Specializing primarily in general commercial litigation defense and dispute resolution, Ramos has represented a diverse clientele including blue water ship owners, carriers, logistics providers, trucking and shipping distributors, oil and gas providers, as well as small and large companies, and their insurers. She is a graduate of Tulane University Law School and holds a Certificate in Maritime Law. Ramos received the Charles Kohlmeyer Jr. Award for outstanding J.D. graduate in maritime law.

About Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Founded in 1986, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard is a law firm with offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Houston, and Gulfport. The firm has a diverse range of clients, including individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations, as well as governmental bodies and non-profit organizations. The firm has built a reputation for its commitment to providing excellent legal services and solutions.


Lugenbuhl’s latest selection of attorneys as shareholders recognizes the importance of expanding its legal offerings for its clients. The expertise of these four attorneys in their respective practice areas has strengthened the firm’s bench. With offices in multiple cities, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard continues to serve a diverse clientele with its focus on providing exceptional legal service and solutions.

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