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Kelly E. Brilleaux

Associate

504.310.2233

PROFILE

Kelly has worked with major pharmaceutical clients in mass-tort multidistrict litigation in all phases of the litigation process, including discovery, motion practice, expert workup, and trial preparation. In the context of railroad and transportation litigation, she has defended employee lawsuits arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act as well as passenger claims. Kelly has also defended numerous premises liability actions. In handling these matters, Kelly has drafted and argued motions, participated in settlement conferences and mediations, deposed fact witnesses and physicians, facilitated the settlement of cases, and prepared cases for trial.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Representative Matters / Experience

  • Member of trial team in two remote month-long trials
  • Drafted and submitted briefing to the Louisiana Supreme Court, as well as to Louisiana appellate courts
  • Argued motions in state and federal district courts
  • Taken depositions of doctors, plaintiffs, and fact witnesses
  • Facilitated settlement negotiations and agreements
  • Removal of matters from state court to federal court based on diversity and federal question jurisdiction

Honors

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Louisiana Law Review, Senior Editor

AFFILIATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Section Vice Chair
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Young Leadership Council
  • LSU Law Chancellor's Council

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center (2010)
  • B.S., Louisiana State University (2007)

ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Community

  • Irish Channel Neighborhood Association

Publications and Presentations