Donohue Patrick & Scott PLLC
Keely Y. Scott Senior Partner BATON ROUGE 450 Laurel Street, Suite 1600 Baton Rouge, LA 70801 Kscott@dps-law.com (225) 214-1908
Keely Y. Scott is a Senior and Managing partner of Donohue Patrick & Scott, PLLC. www.dps-law.com. She brings 24 years of litigation experience to her mediation and litigation clients. Her areas of concentration are: General Civil Litigation, Professional Liability, Construction Defect and Injury Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation and Mediation.
Keely is a mediator with Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions. www.perrydampf.com. She has successfully served as a mediator in matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, medical and professional liability, property damage, construction defect and personal injury litigation, commercial disputes, industrial accidents, insurance coverage, mass and toxic torts, maritime and admiralty personal injury, catastrophic and mass tort, transportation and trucking disputes etc. Keely has an extremely high success rate and often utilizes creative approaches to resolution. She diligently pursues resolution of every case. She has completed intensive mediator training at Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. She is a Qualified Civil Mediator and is listed in LSBA’s ADR Mediator Registry.
Keely has successfully represented clients in jury and bench trials in Louisiana state and federal courts and in Texas state courts. She has also represented professional clients before the American Arbitration Association, independently selected arbitration panels, the Louisiana Legislature and state administrative boards and commissions. Working in conjunction with various local counsel, Keely has appeared in state and federal courts across the United States.
Keely was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 3, 1969; was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1995 and the Texas bar in 2003. Keely is admitted to the U.S. District Courts; Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit. Education: • Louisiana State University (B.A. Economics, 1990) • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University (J.D., 1995) • Jessup International Moot Court Competition Team • Recipient of the Jules F. Landry Scholarship and the Honorable Michaelle Pitard Wynne Scholarship -Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, California- Mediator Training Memberships: • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell by Members of the Bar and Judiciary • Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Board of Directors 2017-2020 • Qualified Civil Mediator by the Louisiana State Bar Association • Council on Litigation Management- Attorney Fellow • Defense Research Institute- Professional Liability Committee; Insurance Law Committee; Construction Law Committee; and Law Practice Management Committee. • Professional Liability Underwriting Society • American Bar Association- Forum Committee on the Construction Industry- Design Committee; Professional Officers’ and Directors’ Liability Committee; Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; Section of Litigation; Trial Techniques Committee- Professional Liability, Construction Litigation, and Insurance Coverage Litigation. • American Bar Association- Editorial Board, Tort and Insurance Practice Section Publication, "The Brief”; TIPS Now! Fellow; Associate Editor, The Affiliate; Vice Chair: Affiliate Program Team; National Conference Team. • Louisiana State Bar Association- Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law; Insurance, Negligence, Compensation, Admiralty Law • Louisiana State Bar Association- Service to the Public Award, 2000;