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Richard D. McConnell

Richard D. McConnell

Kean Miller LLP
  • Business Law, Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Environmental Law
  • Louisiana, Texas
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Summary

Richard McConnell is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He is trial counsel for energy and financial companies in high stakes lawsuits involving a wide variety of claims. Prior cases involved soil and groundwater contamination, wetlands loss, toxic tort exposure, lost mineral leasing opportunities, mineral lease cancellation, pipeline right-of-way claims, expropriation/condemnation, and commercial litigation. Richard also serves as appellate counsel arguing before state and federal appellate courts.

Richard’s recent experience includes obtaining a successful verdict as trial counsel for national pipeline companies in a wetlands loss lawsuit involving canals that widened over time, he was lead counsel in obtaining a ruling that secured a $900 million dollar transaction, and appellate counsel for a financial institution seeking to overturn a multi-million dollar jury verdict.

Richard earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University in 2000. He earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2005 from Tulane University Law School where he was articles editor for the Tulane Law Review.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Environmental Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Hearing Loss Defense
  • Legacy Oil Field Sites
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
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5th Circuit
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United States District Court for the Middle Districts of Louisiana
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United States District Court for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana
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United States District Court for the Western Districts of Louisiana
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Kean Miller LLP
- Current
Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: cum laude
Activities: Articles editor for the Tulane Law Review.
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
B.S. | Biochemistry
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Professional Associations
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Louisiana State Bar
Member
Current
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Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Reliability Is the Gauge: Recent Daubert Challenges to Experts in Environmental Litigation
Natural Resources & Environment Vol. 22, No. 4
Court Approves Landowner Flood Protection Claims Against Corps of Engineers
Louisiana Law Blog
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
Baton Rouge, Downtown
400 Convention Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 389-3770
Fax: (225) 388-9133
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