The co-founder of the New Orleans office of Burns Charest LLP, Korey Nelson maintains a diverse and nationwide litigation practice, with a focus on representing the victims of unlawful corporate actions. This work includes the firm’s recent $52 million settlement with Facebook that provides for ongoing psychological counseling and support for moderators of the company’s social media content.
His active matters include a class action claim brought by American Airlines employees against the manufacturer of allegedly toxic flight crew uniforms, the representation of immigrants in litigation against a national detention center operator for human rights violations, and a proposed class action brought by Illinois residents claiming violation of the state’s biometric privacy laws by the popular TikTok application.
In addition, he has represented plaintiffs in a wide range of cases involving environmental pollution, maritime commerce, pharmaceutical injuries, and other mass torts and consumer class actions. Historically much of his work comes as referrals from other attorneys, a testament to the trust Mr. Nelson has earned and to his demonstrated ability to develop individual cases into cohesive legal claims involving thousands of other plaintiffs.
Mr. Nelson earned his law degree from the Tulane University Law School, where he was Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, and received his undergraduate degree with honors from the College of Charleston. Following law school he served as a clerk for the Honorable Billie Colombaro Woodard at the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals and subsequently for the Honorable Karen Wells Roby in the Eastern District of Louisiana.