L iskow Attorney Cheryl Mollere Kornick Admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers
Liskow is pleased to announce Cheryl Mollere Kornick has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization composed of preeminent members of the Trial Bar from the United States and Canada. The College is recognized as the leading trial lawyers organization in both the United States and Canada.

Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Cheryl was inducted into the College during the organization's 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on September 27. Cheryl joins Liskow Fellows, Don Abaunza, George Arceneaux, James Brown, Gene Fendler, Keith Jarrett, Gene Lafitte, Joe Norman, and John Wilson in their fellowship.

Cheryl's practice includes helping clients with claims and disputes, primarily in the energy sector, including both upstream and midstream matters. She also is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including AAA arbitrations and mediations. Cheryl regularly appears in Louisiana’s state and federal courts and before the Louisiana Supreme Court, often involving pipeline, royalty, land acquisition, joint operating agreements, and other complex claims and disputes. Cheryl is a frequent speaker and a noted authority on energy litigation issues. Cheryl’s practice also regularly includes litigation over state and local tax matters, including severance taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, and corporate income taxes. She works closely with the firm’s tax lawyers, and has taken many disputes from trial through final resolution in the appellate courts and Louisiana Supreme Court. She is continuously recognized for her experience by New Orleans Magazine , Best Lawyers , and Louisiana Super Lawyers .

A few notable recent engagements in the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal and various trial courts include:

  • Successfully represented the taxpayer in a “test case” for an issue involving over 100 disputes between oil and gas producers and the Louisiana Department of Revenue, where the Department of Revenue argued that producers were obligated to pay crude oil severance taxes on NYMEX or index pricing instead of the value of the crude oil at the lease. Avanti Exploration v. Robinson, 268 So. 3d 1093 (La. App. 3 Cir. 2019). 

  • In the Louisiana Supreme Court, obtained a judgment declaring a Louisiana income tax statute unconstitutional as contrary to the Dormant Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. Smith v. Robinson, 265 So. 3d 740 (La. 2018). 

  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict in an expropriation trial for a planned pipeline crossing the Mississippi River and successfully defended the verdict on appeal. Enterprise Products Operating, LLC v. Southwood Terminal, L.L.C., 2018-0045 (La. App. 1 Cir. 11/08/2018).  
Cheryl Kornick
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