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Liskow & Lewis

New Orleans

Liskow & Lewis - New Orleans
  • 701 Poydras Street
  • Suite 5000
  • New Orleans
  • Louisiana
  • USA
  • LA 70139
  • Managing Partner: R Keith Jarrett
  • Number of partners: 66
  • Number of lawyers: 133
  • Languages: English

Firm Overview: Liskow & Lewis was established in 1935 when Cullen Liskow and Austin Lewis formed their law partnership. Long recognized for its contribution to the development of Louisiana’s mineral law, the firm has grown and diversified to meet the evolving demands of its clients. Today, with offices in New Orleans, Lafayette and Houston, the firm pursues a wide-ranging litigation and transactional practice. Firm lawyers regularly handle cases of statewide and national interest in both state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Texas, as well as in other venues and before state and federal administrative agencies.

Main Areas of Practice: Founded in 1935 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Liskow & Lewis has grown to more than 130 attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas.
To ensure clients receive the highest levels of service, the firm selectively recruits attorneys with outstanding academic and professional credentials. Of the firm’s attorneys, more than half were selected to Order of the Coif and more than two-thirds were members of the law review at their respective law schools.
The prominence of Liskow & Lewis in the legal profession is regularly cited in corporate surveys, national publications, and national rankings, citing reviews from the firm’s clients and legal industry peers.
The firm’s attorneys are also noted for excellence in client service. Liskow & Lewis was named to the BTI Consulting Group’s “2014 Client Service A-Team,” which recognizes law firms for providing clients with exceptional service in 17 categories, including skills, knowing the client’s business, regional reputation, keeping clients informed, anticipating client needs, and providing value for the dollar. Liskow & Lewis was one of a small number of law firms with offices in Texas and Louisiana to be named to the list.

The firm’s areas of practice include:
■ Appellate Practice
■ Aviation, Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
■ Business Law
■ Business Litigation
■ Complex Business, Bankruptcy and Utility Litigation
■ Construction Law and Litigation
■ Employee Benefits
■ Energy and Natural Resources Law
■ Energy Litigation
■ Environmental Law
■ Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense
■ Labor and Employment Law
■ Maritime, Oilfield and Insurance
■ Product Defense
■ Real Estate Law
■ Tax
■ Wills, Trusts and Estates

Since its inception, the firm’s practice has focused on the energy and oil and gas industries. Widely recognized for our role in the development of Louisiana’s mineral law, today the firm is acknowledged by industry leaders, peers, and clients for delivering exceptional counsel and service to enterprises across the country. The firm has represented almost all of the major energy companies involved in the domestic production, processing, sale, and distribution of oil and natural gas, both onshore and offshore. It also advises many foreign entities, as well as small- and medium-sized companies and individuals active in the industry.
The companies counselled are involved in both the upstream exploration and production sides of the industry, as well as the downstream refining and marketing functions and the firm regularly represents these clients in matters that arise in these areas of activity. From preliminary counsel relating to drilling through transportation of the finished product to consumers, Liskow & Lewis’ attorneys represent clients in all phases of energy law. Practices also include appearing as counsel for industry amicus curiae in Louisiana, Texas, and federal courts in cases of significance in which clients are not directly involved as parties. Liskow & Lewis is nationally recognized for its depth and experience in state and federal litigation and arbitration, particularly with respect to representing energy and oil and gas industry clients. The firm has been involved in landmark cases that have shaped the development of law in this area in Louisiana, Texas, and nationally. Its large and sophisticated litigation practice comprises attorneys who have successfully litigated significant cases throughout the region and the country. While much of the firm’s work is preventive and designed to avoid costly trials, attorneys aggressively litigate an entire range of business matters involving class actions, multidistrict proceedings and other multi-party litigation. On the transactional side, the attorneys represent clients in nearly every type of business transaction, including:
■ Banking
■ Business Entities
■ Corporate Trust
■ Disaster Recovery
■ Gaming Law
■ Intellectual Property
■ Mergers and Acquisitions
■ Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
■ Real Estate
■ Secured Transactions
■ Securities
■ Taxation

Contact: R Keith Jarrett, Firm President and Managing Partner Tel: 504 5817979 Email: rkjarrett@liskow.com

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Aviation
  • Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation
  • Complex Business, Bankruptcy & Utility Litigation
  • Business
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Energy Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense
  • Labor & Employment
  • Maritime, Oilfield & Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates


  • 701 Poydras Street,
  • Suite 5000,
  • New Orleans,
  • Louisiana
  • USA
  • LA 70139
  • Tel 504 581 7979
  • Fax 504 556 4108
  • Email : firm@liskow.com
  • Website : www.liskow.com
  • 822 Harding Street,
  • PO Box 52008,
  • Lafayette,
  • Louisiana
  • USA
  • LA 70503-70505
  • Tel 337 232 7424
  • Fax 337 267 2399
  • First City Tower,
  • 1001 Fannin Street,
  • Suite 1800,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel 713 651 2900
  • Fax 713 651 2908