Kelly Ransom

Kelly Ransom


Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Recognized since 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Energy Law

Environmental Law

Oil and Gas Law

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Kelly Ransom’s practice is focused on patent litigation, energy and environmental litigation, and other high-stakes, complex litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Ransom represents some of the world’s largest technology companies in patent litigation cases in one of the nation’s busiest patent venues, the Western District of Texas, as well as others. She also represents oil and gas companies in cases involving environmental damage claims, gas storage and migration issues, royalty disputes, and mineral lease termination claims, and she has defended clients in dozens of high-stakes “legacy litigation” cases involving claims of coastal land loss and damaged hydrology in wetlands.

Ms. Ransom has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in numerous practice areas and honored as a Rising Star in Energy Litigation by Louisiana Super Lawyers. She is the Managing Editor of the Energy Law Advisor, the Institute for Energy Law’s longest-running publication, and she was appointed to the Institute’s Executive Committee in 2020. Ms. Ransom is also active in her local community and is on several local non-profit boards. From 2018 to 2022, she was President of the Board of Directors of New Harmony High, a state-chartered public high school in New Orleans, Louisiana that has received national recognition for educating students through the lens of coastal restoration and preservation.

Location
  • 400 Poydras Street, Suite 1812
    New Orleans, LA 70130
Education
  • Cumberland University, J.D., graduated 2007
  • Rhodes College, B.A., graduated 2003
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2007
  • Texas, 2018
  • Louisiana, 2008
Affiliations
  • Center for American and International Law’s Institute for Energy Law - Board
  • The Energy Law Advisor - Managing Editor
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Association - Member
  • New Harmony High, XQ Super School - President of Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Women’s Energy Network - Member
Court Admissions
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Headquarters: Fort Worth, Texas

46 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

24 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024 for work in:
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
Awards:
  • Best Lawyers®, New Orleans-Ones to Watch, U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023

    Energy Law

    Environmental Law

    Oil and Gas Law

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2021

    Energy & Resources Law

  • Leadership in Law Honoree, New Orleans CityBusiness, 2020, 2022
  • Woman of the Year, New Orleans CityBusiness, 2016, 2020

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