Kelly D. Perrier
Kelly D. Perrier

Kelly D. Perrier

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kperrier@gamb.com504.679.9839

201 St. Charles Avenue
40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170

504.679.9839 | kperrier@gamb.com

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admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of LA

education

  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., D.C.L. 2009
  • University of Georgia, A.B.J. cum laude 2004

languages

English

Kelly Perrier practices in the areas of oil, gas and energy litigation, commercial litigation, and construction litigation, particularly focusing on claims of historical and ongoing environmental damage allegedly caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities, commonly referred to as "legacy litigation." Despite the repetitive framework of many of the petitions, no two defendants have the same facts or defenses; consequently, Ms. Perrier has negotiated and litigated a number of ancillary—yet significant—issues, such as defense and indemnity and insurance disputes for a diverse range of defendants, including historical lessees, current operators, mineral servitude owners, working interest owners, and everyone in between.

Kelly has represented many independent oil and gas companies in disputes regarding public use of private waterways, compliance notices issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, insurance disputes following blow-outs, and concursus proceedings against the State of Louisiana, among others.

During law school, Kelly interned for Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal. Prior to law school, she worked as a media and political consultant for a small firm handling local and statewide campaigns.

In 2022, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business observed that "Kelly is noted for her skills in energy and construction litigation." Chambers quotes a source as saying, "She is an excellent lawyer."

  • Represented innumerable defendants in legacy lawsuits, and has received dismissals of all claims before a formal has been required, has drastically reduced the number of claims by the first hearing conducted in the suit, and has filed and argued a number of motions, which have resulted in dismissals with prejudice.
  • Negotiated a variety of settlement agreements, the most notable are those reached for no monetary consideration whatsoever from her clients.
  • Negotiated the validity of historical patents with the State of Louisiana.
  • Negotiated with the State of Louisiana to amicably resolve environmental compliance orders for significantly less than the initial penalty.

  • Professional Landman Association of New Orleans – 2019-2022: Board of Directors
  • Institute of Energy Law – 2019-2022: 2nd Annual Leadership Class
  • Women’s Energy Network, South Louisiana Chapter – 2017: Immediate Past President; 2016: President; 2015: President-Elect; 2014: Secretary
  • New Orleans Federal Bar Association, Younger Lawyers Division – 2012-2016: Board of Directors

       

  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Litigation: General Commercial, 2022
  • Co-Landman of the Year (2020)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Energy Law, Litigation - Environmental, Natural Resources Law and Oil and Gas Law; listed in Best Lawyers since 2022
  • Selected to Louisiana Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014 – 2019, 2023

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Kelly Perrier practices in the areas of oil, gas and energy litigation, commercial litigation, and construction litigation, particularly focusing on claims of historical and ongoing environmental damage allegedly caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities, commonly referred to as "legacy litigation." Despite the repetitive framework of many of the petitions, no two defendants have the same facts or defenses; consequently, Ms. Perrier has negotiated and litigated a number of ancillary—yet significant—issues, such as defense and indemnity and insurance disputes for a diverse range of defendants, including historical lessees, current operators, mineral servitude owners, working interest owners, and everyone in between.

Kelly has represented many independent oil and gas companies in disputes regarding public use of private waterways, compliance notices issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, insurance disputes following blow-outs, and concursus proceedings against the State of Louisiana, among others.

During law school, Kelly interned for Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal. Prior to law school, she worked as a media and political consultant for a small firm handling local and statewide campaigns.

In 2022, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business observed that "Kelly is noted for her skills in energy and construction litigation." Chambers quotes a source as saying, "She is an excellent lawyer."

languages

English

  • Appellate
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Litigation and Arbitration
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Regulatory
  • Products Liability
  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
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