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Practice areas


  1. Oil & Gas: 40%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    26 years
  3. Maritime: 20%
    26 years
  4. Environmental: 10%
    26 years

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

201 St Charles Ave Ste 3600
New Orleans, LA, 70170


LAEligible to practice law199307/08/2016
NYCurrently registered 199003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
ListedLouisiana Super Lawyer2009
ListedBest Lawyers in America2009
ListedLouisiana Super Lawyers2008
ListedLouisiana Super Lawyers2007
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBaker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz2006 - Present
PartnerLemle & Kelleher, L.L.P.1992 - 2006
Law ClerkHonorable George Arceneaux, Jr.1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Institute for Energy LawMember2010 - Present
Southeast Louisiana Council, BSADistrict Chairman2010 - Present
Southeast Louisiana Council, BSAExecutive Board2010 - Present
Southeast Louisiana Council, BSADistrict Vice Chairman/Assistant District Commissioner2009 - Present
Louisiana Oil & Gas AssociationMember2009 - Present
Dartmouth Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctor Member1992 - Present
Dartmouth Club of LouisianaPresident1992 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Louisiana Mineral Law InstituteAnatomy of a Blowout: A Post-Mortem2010
Louisiana Mineral Law InstituteMinimizing Risk to the Oil and Gas Operator2001
Clean Seas MagazineOnce More Unto the Bench2000
Fordham International Law JournalForum Selection Clauses in Maritime Bills of Lading Under COGSA1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Dartmouth CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Louisiana Mineral Law InstituteAnatomy of a Blowout: A Post-Mortem2010
American Bar Association Annual MeetingDial 911: Injunctive Relief for Business Emergencies2010
9th Annual Energy Litigation ConferenceWhen is a Lease a Lease?2010
Louisiana Mineral Law InstituteMinimizing Risk to the Oil and Gas Operator2001