I enjoy learning and adapting to the constantly evolving legal landscape. This approach allows me to take both a micro and macro perspective on case management, never losing sight of the client’s goals as we simplify the complex concepts involved in each matter.
Morgan Kelley is a versatile, accomplished trial lawyer who has focused on the maritime industry since law school. With multiple summary judgment wins under her belt for transportation companies and vessel operators, Morgan has seen success beyond her years of experience.
Having second-chaired multi-million dollar trials, helped negotiate one of the largest settlements in a client company’s history, and won issues that saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars, Morgan prides herself on persuasive written and oral advocacy. In particular, her skills have been deployed in matters dealing with the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, catastrophic property damage, the Limitation of Liability Act, premises liability, and others.
With experience in transactional matters, Morgan assists clients in drafting and negotiating a variety of maritime contracts, keeping in mind each client’s unique business needs and pre-litigation strategy.
Clients appreciate Morgan’s smart case management and aggressive advocacy style, as well as the care she brings to the interpersonal aspect of her work. While in law school, she earned a certificate in Admiralty law, clerked for the Admiralty & Aviation Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, and served as Notes & Comments Editor on the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. She is also proud of her work as a student attorney in Tulane’s civil litigation clinic, where she successfully argued for the release of an inmate who had served 44 years in prison.