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About Kay

Kay Medlin’s practice focuses on natural resources and public utility law, commercial litigation, and mediation. She has done extensive work in negotiating, drafting and reviewing gas supply contracts, gathering agreements and gas processing agreements.  She also has mediation experience in complex commercial litigation, personal injury, employment disputes, real estate, and natural gas issues. Kay is one of the founding members of the firm.

Appointed to serve on Louisiana Law Institute Committee to study and make recommendations for the revision of the laws pertaining to the expropriation of immovable property by private entities resulting in substantial changes to the laws governing expropriation by pipelines in Louisiana including gas gathering companies.
 
Successfully represented a large natural gas producer in negotiations with the State of Louisiana after a State audit challenging deduction of gathering fees from state royalties under the terms of certain state leases.
 
Served as a mediator and reached settlement between two large oil and gas companies in a multimillion dollar dispute over ownership of acreage in the Haynesville Shale formation in Northwest Louisiana.
 
Represented an independent producer in successfully defeating a claim for free gas under a claim by a lessor under a Texas natural gas lease.
 
Successfully defended a large gas gathering company against a landowner challenge in establishing a right of way based on lease and production records.
 
Appointed Special Master by Honorable Judge Michael O. Craig, 26th Judicial District Court, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, in a concursus suit styled Hawk Field Services, LLC and Petrohawk Energy Corporation v. Mid America Underground, LLC, et al.
The Best Lawyers in America ©, Energy Law, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2012
The Best Lawyers in America ©, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Mediation and Arbitration, since 2009

Publications:

“In Our Own Words: Reflections on Professionalism in the Law,” co-author and associate editor.

Practice Areas
Industries
Education
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Juris Doctor, 1977
Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1974
 
Bar Affiliations

Louisiana, 1977

Courts

United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

Associations

Shreveport Bar Association, former secretary, former chairman, Ethics Committee, former chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2002 Advisory Council of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute, former member, 1984-87, 1991-94 Louisiana State University Law Center Hall of Fame Member Board of Directors of Community Support Programs, Inc. Former member National Petroleum Council Regulatory and Policy Issues Task Group of the NPC Committee on Natural Gas, member, 1991-1992 Approved Mediator and Arbitrator for American Arbitration Association Energy Panel, Qualified Mediator under Louisiana Mediators Act Louisiana State University Honors College, board of directors Council Member, Louisiana State Law Institute, February 2014 to present Vice Chair of the Board of the Louisiana State Bar Association ADR Council