Kristin Beckman on 8/21/19. Photo by Paul Morse

Kelsey L. Meeks
(504) 322-7214
kmeeks@pipesmiles.com
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A native of Pensacola, Florida, Kelsey received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she graduated with highest honors.  She received her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where she served as Senior Managing Editor of Tulane Law Review

Since being admitted to the Louisiana bar in 2010, Kelsey has represented clients in a wide array of disputes, including insurance defense, commercial litigation, environmental and toxic tort litigation, and securities arbitration.  Currently, Kelsey’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad-faith defense, as well as general commercial disputes.  She has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” and was selected as a New Orleans City Business “Leader in Law” for 2019. 

Outside of the office, Kelsey enjoys international travel and is an avid fan of the Saints and Southern Miss football.  She also devotes much of her free time to running ‘WEEN DREAM, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit she founded in 2014 that provides free Halloween costumes to thousands of children in need across America every fall.

Education

Tulane Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010

University of Southern Mississippi, B.A., highest honors, 2005

Professional and Civic Activities

LSBA Leadership Class of 2019-2020

LSBA Community Action Committee, Member, 2015-present

‘WEEN DREAM, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Founder/CEO, 2014-present

Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow (Class of 2013)

Tulane Law Review Board of Advisory Editors, 2011-present

Justice For All Ball, Committee Member, 2011-2013

Recognitions

Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2017-2020

New Orleans CityBusiness “Leadership in Law” Class of 2019

Louisiana Appleseed, “Good Appleseed Award” Recipient, 2012

Order of the Coif (top 10% of graduating class, Tulane University Law School, 2010)

Tulane Law Review, Member and Editor

Tulane Law Review, “Class of 2000 Award” Recipient, 2010

Tulane Law Review, “Dean Rufus C. Harris Civil Law Award” Recipient, 2010          

Publications/Presentations

Presenter, National Business Institute seminar on Personal Injury Litigation: Secrets and Insider Tips (2019)

Presenter, National Business Institute seminar on Advanced Insurance Bad Faith (2018)

A Crime Against Common Sense: How Louisiana’s Implementation of the Adam Walsh Act Exposes the Law’s Most Significant Flaw, 84 TUL. L. REV. 429, 431 (2009)

Bar Admission

Louisiana (2010)