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Jackie E. Hickman
Shareholder, New Orleans
Diversity Committee, Chair
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139


Jackie Hickman is a trial lawyer whose significant litigation experience includes representing global energy companies in business disputes and against claims brought by private individuals.

Jackie has served as first and second chair trial counsel in matters involving multi-million-dollar claims. She has managed all aspects of complex litigation, from initial pleadings and discovery to delivering closing statements at trial. In addition to her energy practice, Jackie has brought her litigation savvy to a broad range of cases, including securities fraud, mass torts, media law/defamation claims, and employment discrimination.

Jackie also has experience at the appellate level, researching and writing successful briefs to Louisiana appellate courts and the U.S. Fifth Circuit.

Jackie earned her Juris Doctor and Degree in Comparative Law in 2014 from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Before law school, Jackie was a middle school science and social studies teacher for six years and helped found one of the most successful public charter schools in New Orleans. Jackie brings her classroom experience to the courtroom – from making complex issues easy to understand to commanding and engaging her audience.  Jackie received her bachelor’s degree in Government from Dartmouth College in 2005.




  • Association for Women Attorneys, Vice President (2022) 
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2022) 
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow (2022) 
  • Dartmouth Association of Latino Alumni, Executive Board Member (2021-22) 
  • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board Member
  • Institute for Energy Law, Inaugural Leadership Class Member
  • Women’s Energy Network, Member 


  • New Orleans CityBusiness' Leadership in Law, Class of 2022
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2022


  • "Louisiana Oil & Gas Update," Liskow & Lewis Energy Law Seminar, October 28, 2021
  • "Unpacking a Year of Extremes: New Take-Aways in Force Majeure Analysis,” Liskow & Lewis Energy Webinar Series, April 8, 2021
  • “Introduction to Joint Operating Agreements,” IEL Young Energy Professionals Workshop: The Oil and Gas Sessions, February 3, 2020
  • "Louisiana Oil & Gas Update," Liskow & Lewis Energy Law Seminar, October 29, 2019
  • “Government Limitations, Authority, and Effects of Quick Takings,” International Right of Way Association Region 2 Refresher Seminar, August 1, 2019 
  • “Legal Update,” Professional Landmen Association of New Orleans Executive Night Seminar, February 19, 2019 
  • "Louisiana Oil & Gas Update," Liskow & Lewis Energy Law Seminar, October 29, 2019


After Hours

“I have an eight-year-old son, and like a lot of parents, his hobbies have become my hobbies. In return, he indulges my preoccupation with news and politics. When we’re not listening to “Morning Edition” or doing something comparably nerdy, you might find us at City Park picnicking on the great lawn, kayaking, or playing baseball.”