Kelly Scalise is a litigator who concentrates her practice on claims on behalf of international and domestic clients in the energy sector. She represents business entities, both defending and asserting claims involving:
- Admiralty, insurance and indemnity issues
- Tort defense
- Products liability
- Personal injuries
- Offshore drilling
- Legacy contamination
Kelly has represented clients in admiralty and land-based tort actions and other complex litigation. These representations have included ship-building disputes and contractual issues, vessel collisions and other admiralty matters, products liability defense and premises liability actions and extend to trials, arbitrations, motions practice, discovery, extensive electronic productions and mediations. Clients have also sought Kelly's help with contract negotiations and indemnity issues.
Kelly served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Dennis, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 2000–2001. She co-founded the Admiralty Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and has been a leader of the Federal Bar Association.