Korey Nelson


Main: 504.799.2845

Direct: 504.799.2848

Mobile: 504.214.9541

Email: knelson@burnscharest.com

Korey represents plaintiffs in complex litigation throughout the United States. He has successfully litigated environmental pollution cases, Jones Act cases, pharmaceutical injury cases, mass tort cases, consumer class cases, and other matters in state and federal courts. Many of his cases come from other lawyers and the first day he takes your case, he focuses on making it trial-ready. Korey understands that although most cases end in settlement, making your case trial-ready is a key component of any successful settlement.

Just two examples of his past representation include his role as lead counsel representing plaintiff landowners in Bunch v. Brighton Energy, a state court lawsuit involving environmental pollution resulting from eighty years of oil and gas operations on 170 acres of property. Defendants were well-heeled oil companies that settled several weeks before trial for a favorable cash settlement and regulatory cleanup of the property. He was also court-appointed Class Counsel in Chehalem Physical Therapy v. Coventry, a federal court case involving the underpayment of insurance benefits to healthcare providers throughout the United States. After the Court certified a nationwide injunctive class, the parties reached an agreement settling not only the injunctive portion of the case, but also settling class-wide claims for retrospective damages. Previously the Court denied certification of a retrospective damages class.

After graduation from law school, Korey clerked for the Honorable Billie Colombaro Woodard, (ret.) at the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal and then went on to clerk for the Honorable Karen Wells Roby in the Eastern District of Louisiana. After clerking, he worked at a boutique plaintiffs-side litigation firm in New Orleans for more than seven years before co-founding the New Orleans office of Burns Charest LLP.