After graduation from law school, Marcus served as a law clerk in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. His litigation experience includes state and federal matters in the following areas: business torts; breach of contract; breach of warranty; unfair trade practices; fraud; property damage; and personal injury. Marcus has represented clients from case inception through resolution by settlement, and where appropriate, resolution at trial.
Marcus is a native of New Orleans and has been involved in a number of community service projects and other civic commitments. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and enjoying various events around the city.
In 2022, Janika Polk, Skylar Rudin, Deb Kuchler, Marcus Hunter, and Michael Harrison, defended a supermajor oil company in a commercial dispute involving two breach of contract claims, wherein the company that brought its claims sought approximately $30 million in damages. The matter was submitted to Arbitration where a three day remote hearing was held, which included witnesses from Asia and South America. The parties also submitted post-hearing briefing and presented post-hearing oral argument. The 3-person Arbitration Panel reached a unanimous decision in favor of the Firm’s client finding that the company that brought its claims would take nothing.
In 2018, Marcus—along with Deb Kuchler, Janika Polk, Dawn Tezino, Skylar Rudin—represented a major oil company in a commercial dispute through which it sought to recover the costs of shutting down four wells in the Gulf of Mexico. The case was tried over eight days in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. After less than three hours of deliberation, the jury reached a unanimous verdict awarding their client $61 million.
PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, PANELS
Marcus B. Hunter, Climate Change Litigation: Recent Developments, New Orleans Bar Association (Apr. 6, 2018).
Marcus B. Hunter et al., New Discoveries in E-Discovery, Louisiana State Bar Association (Nov. 19, 2019) (panelist).
Marcus B. Hunter et al., Getting to the Roots: How to Be a Good Associate, New Orleans Bar Association (Dec. 18, 2018) (panelist).
Marcus B. Hunter et al., Enhancing Diversity in Judicial Clerkships, Tulane Law School and the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society CLE (Jan. 27, 2019).