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Kelly Hart Opens Office in NOLA

Kelly Hart & Hallman has opened a new office location at 400 Poydras St., Suite 1812, in New Orleans with Loulan J. Pitre Jr., a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, as partner in charge. The Louisiana office will do business as Kelly Hart & Pitre.

Mr. Pitre concentrates his practice on energy and environmental law. He is a leader in the field of environmental litigation and particularly known for his practice throughout the state in oil and gas legacy litigation by landowners alleging environmental damage arising from oil and gas exploration and production operations. He also advises clients on legislation and policy, focusing his time and talent on environmental policy and related infrastructure issues.

Mr. Pitre teaches Advanced Oil and Gas Law as a part-time faculty member of Tulane Law School. He is ranked by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of environmental litigation and is listed in Best Lawyers - The World’s Premiere Guide under “Litigation - Environmental” and “Oil and Gas Law.” Mr. Pitre graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1983 and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986.

Joining the practice are Aimee Williams Hebert, Demarcus J. Gordon, Kelly E. Ransom, and Victor E. Jones.

Aimee Hebert’s practice focuses on oil and gas litigation, both at the trial level and the appellate level. She has represented clients in a wide variety of oil and gas issues including lease maintenance, servitude maintenance, implied obligations, royalty payments, operating agreements and legacy litigation. Aimee is a member of the Advisory Council of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute and teaches basic oil & gas law as an adjunct instructor of law at Tulane Law School. Aimee received her B.G.S from Louisiana State University in 1995 and her J.D. from Louisiana State University in 1998.

Demarcus J. Gordon’s practice focuses on oil and gas, environmental litigation and regulatory work. His practice defends oil and gas exploration and production companies in legacy litigation by landowners alleging environmental damage arising from oil and gas exploration and production operations. Demarcus graduated from the University of Illinois, B.S., in 1991 and earned his J.D. at St. Louis University in 1997.

Kelly E. Ransom, a graduate of Cumberland School of Law, concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental and toxic torts litigation, oil and gas disputes and commercial litigation.

Victor M. Jones legal practice focuses on oil and gas, commercial litigation and environmental and toxic torts. He earned his J.D. at Loyola University in New Orleans in 2012.