Liskow is pleased to announce the election of six new shareholders, effective January 1, 2023.
Alex Baynham, New Orleans
Alex is a member of the firm’s Maritime, Oilfield, and Insurance practice group focusing on personal injury litigation. Alex has been extensively involved in every aspect of litigating cases. He routinely handles both minor and serious personal injury cases for clients in the maritime and oil & gas fields. Alex takes a client-centered approach that is tailored to fit the individual needs of every case and the desired result, including early settlements as well as taking cases through trial. Recently, Alex was instrumental in obtaining a complete dismissal of a pipeline company by summary judgment in a severe personal injury case valued at more than $15,000,000. He graduated magna cum laude from LSU Law in 2015, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a Senior Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable Chief Judge Dee D. Drell of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Mark Deethardt, New Orleans
Mark is a litigator focusing on energy, environmental, and toxic tort litigation, as well as other litigation matters. Before joining the firm, Mark was an associate with a large New Orleans-based defense firm where he maintained a diverse litigation practice. There, Mark routinely represented highly regulated national and regional financial institutions and banks in consumer financial services litigation involving single plaintiffs and class actions. Mark represented a variety of other businesses – both large and small – in complex commercial litigation, property and insurance disputes, tax title recovery, and other tort and personal injury cases. Mark is also experienced at protecting and preserving clients’ rights on appeal. He has authored numerous successful merits briefs and defended writ applications before all Louisiana courts of appeals, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mark graduated magna cum laude from LSU Law in 2012, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Senior Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Mark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeanette Theriot Knoll, former Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Michael Ishee, Lafayette
Michael is an energy and business litigator. Michael has experience in both state and federal courts, as well as mediating and arbitrating disputes. He handles disputes for oil and gas companies involving mineral royalties, joint operating agreements, gas marketing practices, well costs, oil and gas accounting, unleased mineral interests, and property damage. Michael also represents oil and gas companies in “legacy suits” that involve claims of oilfield contamination allegedly caused by historic oil and gas exploration and production activities. In business litigation, Michael represents clients in cases involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and other issues arising out of corporate organization and management. Michael also handles disputes involving trusts, estates, and successions. He graduated magna cum laude from LSU Law in 2015, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Amy Lee, Lafayette
Amy is an experienced litigation attorney who handles complex cases in the fields of energy and environmental law. Her practice includes legacy lawsuits, site remediation, contract and property disputes, environmental litigation, oil and gas law, and regulatory matters with the Louisiana Office of Conservation. Amy was recognized for her environmental experience by The Best Lawyers in America as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Environmental Litigation in 2020 and 2022. She graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School in 2001, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Tulane Law Review. Amy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Catherine D. Kimball, Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Caleb Madere, Lafayette
Caleb practices in the areas of Energy & Natural Resources Law and Energy Litigation. His practice focuses on title examination, contract negotiation, and various issues relating to the acquisition and divestiture of mineral interests. Caleb also has experience in the emerging renewables industry where he has experience drafting and negotiating solar leasing agreements for clients and has advised clients on carbon capture and sequestration projects. He also has experience litigating various oil and gas, property, and environmental matters, including joint operating agreement disputes, mineral lease maintenance disputes, and environmental contamination suits. Caleb graduated magna cum laude from LSU Law in 2015, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Senior Editor of the Louisiana Law Review.
John Troutman, Lafayette
John is a litigator. John has experience representing clients in a wide variety of legal matters ranging from construction disputes to community property partitions; class actions to derivative actions; products liability to professional liability; collection lawsuits to bankruptcy proceedings; and more. John has taken cases to trial across Louisiana, and has represented clients in arbitrations, mediations, and administrative proceedings before state agencies. John graduated magna cum laude from Southern University Law Center and served as Senior Editor of the Law Review.