Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC
Larry Shea works primarily in the energy industry representing oil and gas producers and pipeline companies. He has handled numerous matters involving legacy litigation, environmental issues, oil and gas leasing rights, and operations. He commonly represents defendants, including the defense of clients in class actions and mass joinder litigation.
Larry has played an integral role in landmark cases, such as AmCom v. Patterson, one of the first modern era decisions of the Louisiana Supreme Court upholding enforcement of an employee non-compete agreement, and Bondy v. Texas Eastern, a seminal case often cited for establishing the standard to be met in asserting a fear of cancer claim.
Larry has been actively involved in the betterment and advancement of the legal profession. He served as President of the Louisiana State Bar Association in 2014-2015. Before that Larry served as Chair of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board and has spoken on ethics at hundreds of seminars during his career. In addition, Larry has been recognized as Chambers USA since 2013 as a Leader in the Field for Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas. He was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for Oil & Gas, Shreveport (2017), Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Shreveport (2014,2016), and Litigation-Environmental, Shreveport (2013,2015, 2019). He has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 2009 for work in Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Litigation-Environmental, Litigation-Labor and Employment, Litigation-Real Estate, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Oil and Gas Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, and Real Estate Law.