Liskow & Lewis is pleased to announce that Kelly Brechtel Becker has been certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as an Appellate Practice Specialist. Kelly is now one of only thirteen lawyers in the state of Louisiana with this designation, which requires an application process and examination. Kelly routinely handles appeals in the Louisiana appellate courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kelly's practice focuses on complex litigation, including environmental, energy, and commercial matters. Kelly is regularly engaged to assess the viability of appeal and often participates at the trial stage of a case as an appellate strategist. Kelly also handles strategic motion practice at the trial court level. Because of her unique experience, she is frequently retained to write amicus briefs on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in matters of industry-wide significance.

Kelly is currently the co-chair of the firm’s Energy Litigation Practice Group and chair of the Appellate Practice Group. Kelly is a member of the board of directors of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Chairperson of the Appellate Practice Subcommittee of the New Orleans Bar Association, a former board member for the firm's Board of Directors, a member of the American Bar Association's appellate committee, and a member of the appellate section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is regularly recognized for her appellate practice by The Best Lawyers in America and the New Orleans Magazine. She is a council member of the Louisiana State Law Institute, a member of the Code of Civil Procedure Committee of the Louisiana Law Institute, and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Women's Energy Network. 

If you have questions about the firm's Appellate Practice, please contact Kelly. Liskow & Lewis is well positioned to handle all aspects of appeals in Louisiana and Texas state and federal courts. The firm's appellate team provides clients with a set of unique skills tailored to the appellate process, and maintains exceptionally high standards in legal and factual analysis, brief writing, and oral advocacy. 

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