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Jeffrey J. Gelpi

Jeffrey J. Gelpi

Kean Miller LLP
  • Environmental Law, Business Law
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Jeff’s practice includes representing major international oil and gas companies in a broad range of high-stakes lawsuits, primarily involving allegations that soil, sediment, groundwater, drinking water, and other types of environmental contamination were caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities. He has extensive experience drafting motions and briefs in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Jeff served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where he assisted in the disposition of numerous federal court cases. Through his federal clerkship, Jeff brings to his practice diverse litigation experience.

Jeff earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2012. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 2015, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the Tulane Law Review, a member of the Tulane Moot Court Board, and a Legal Research and Writing Senior Fellow. Jeff received the Charles Janvier II Award for his contributions to the Tulane Law Review, Dean Rufus C. Harris Civil Law Awards for his publications on civil law subjects, the James Cooke Johnson Scholarship, and the Dean's Medal.

Practice Areas
  • Environmental Law
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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5th Circuit
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United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Kean Miller LLP
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Law Clerk to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
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Judicial Extern to the Honorable Fredericka H. Wicker
Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit
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Research Assistant
Tulane University Law School
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To Professor A. N. Yiannopoulos & Vice Dean Ronald J. Scalise, Jr.
Summer Associate
Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux, LLC
Summer Associate
Bland & Partners PLLC
Judicial Extern
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
To the Honorable Sarah S. Vance & the Honorable Jay C. Zainey
Summer Intern to Congressman Steve Scalise
United States House of Representatives
Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. (2015)
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Louisiana State University - University of New Orleans
B.A. (2012)
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Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar Association
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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Federal Bar Association
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Has Prescription Preempted Peremption?: A Plea To Bury the Ghosts of Survival Actions
Tulane Law Review
Living Separate and Apart Continuously: The Louisiana Supreme Court Relates Disavowal to Divorce in Pociask v. Moseley
Tulane Law Review
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
New Orleans
909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
USA
Telephone: (504) 293-5769
Fax: (504) 585-3051