Kelly Theard is a construction lawyer defending clients in construction defect, design and professional liability, and third-party injury claims. She also handles general liability matters for local restaurants and department stores. Ms. Theard currently serves as the firm's Managing Partner as well as Head of the Construction Practice Group.
Ms. Theard's general liability clients include well-known regional restaurant chains with Louisiana locations, the nation's largest broad-line closeout retailer and one of the largest food retailers in America. She additionally practices in the areas of redhibition, products liability and commercial litigation.
Ms. Theard is a recognized practitioner in Construction Law by Chambers USA, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® List from 2015-2021 where she was named a “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018, and received the New Orleans CityBusiness “Women of the Year” designation in 2015 and 2019.
“I tell it like it is, whether good or bad, and I think my clients like it that way.”