Chelsea A. Payne

Chelsea A. Payne

701 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

M 225 383 3796

F 225 343 9612

Since Chelsea A. Payne joined Keogh Cox in 2014 after a distinguished law school career, she has been focused on litigation involving the construction sector and the defense of architects, engineers, contractors and others in the industry. She represents clients in tort claims, professional liability lawsuits and complex litigation, typically working on behalf of Louisiana-based entities.  Chelsea has experience with delay claims, construction defects, first-party insurance coverage issues, and complex class action lawsuits, including federal jury trial experience. Chelsea also represents state agencies in both state and federal courts. Thanks to her natural thoroughness and the firm's technical resources, Chelsea has developed a proficiency for research, writing and the identification of strong defense strategies for her clients.  


  • J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2014
    Magna Cum Laude
    – Honors: The Order of the Coif; 2011-2012 Chancellor’s List; and 2012-2014 Paul M. Hebert Scholar Award
    – CALI Awards for: Basic Federal Civil Procedure I; Basic Federal Civil Procedure II; Business Associations; Legal Professions; Successions and Donations; and Security Devices
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 2009


  • Louisiana Supreme Court, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2014

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