Perry Dampf


Robert S. Dampf

Robert S. Dampf

Mr. Dampf is a partner in the mediation and arbitration company of Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He retired from Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has been recognized as a premier mediator and an authority on alternative dispute for the past 29 years. Over this period of time, Mr. Dampf has conducted thousands of mediations throughout the Gulf South. His mediation practice ranges from the basic to the very complex. In addition to his very active mediation schedule, he is also a frequent author and lecturer on the subject of mediation and arbitration processes. As a certified instructor, Mr. Dampf often works with clients providing in-house staff with accredited training.

In 2018, Robert was appointed by the governor, with confirmation of the Senate, to represent the 6th Congressional District on the LSU Board of Supervisors. His term of service ends June 1, 2024.

Areas of Concentration



Product Liability

Employment Law

Maritime Law

Commercial and Contractual Law

Professional Liability


B.S., Southern Methodist University (1976)

J.D., Louisiana State University (1979)


Experienced mediator and arbitrator in over 3,500 cases

29 years of mediation experience in a wide array of conflicts and disputes

Active author, lecturer and instructor on the topics of mediation and arbitration, including instructor status at McNeese Sate University

Experienced trial lawyer at the State and Federal level and argued cases in State and Federal Courts of Appeal and the Louisiana State Supreme Court

Selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (2011)

American College of Civil Trial Mediators®, Distinguished Fellow since 2011

Former Treasurer and Board of Governor Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association


"Thanks again.  You restored my faith in mediation."

"Robert Dampf is unrivaled. Got phenomenal number…"

“I want to personally thank you for your outstanding mediation effort. As a result of your efforts, the court has dismissed this case based upon the settlement the parties reached.”

“Your confidence … and your perseverance in pulling it off, should be enshrined in the ‘Mediation Hall of Fame’, if there was such a thing. I still recount this story to my colleagues whenever the topic of mediation comes up.”

“You really did an excellent job in connection with this case. You have an excellent combination of patience, wisdom and tenacity, all superimposed on a pleasant ‘Type A’ personality. We’ll be sure to use you again.”

“Your skills as a mediator and high level of professional competence were touted by others with whom I spoke in selecting a mediator in Lake Charles. My very high expectations of you were surpassed in the mediator process. It was truly a pleasure working with you. To the extent I find myself in need of a mediator anywhere in Louisiana or East Texas, you are at the top of my list. I am also recommending you to the lawyers in my Houston, Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices.”

“I want to reiterate that I appreciated your professionalism and competence, but more importantly your compassion under the circumstances.”

“I am a great believer of ‘principled negotiation’. I find that without a principled basis for mediation, most cases never settle, and in this case I was, quite frankly, pessimistic before we convened. It was gratifying to see you apply the techniques of principled negotiation fairly to both sides, and, in my opinion, your efforts were the key to reaching settlement.”