W. Shelby McKenzie primarily practices
in insurance law, university law and litigation. Mr. McKenzie is an
Adjunct Professor of Law at the LSU Law Center, having taught the course
in Insurance Law since 1971 to over 3000 law students. He is also
co-author of McKenzie and Johnson, Louisiana Insurance Law and Practice,
15 Louisiana Civil Law Treatise: Second Edition (West, 1986); Second
Edition, 1996; Third Edition, 2006, with annual supplements and
frequently cited in Louisiana decisions. He has served as an attorney,
consultant, expert witness, mediator and arbitrator on insurance matters
and frequently speaks on insurance topics at seminars.
During his career, Mr. McKenzie has
litigated hundreds of suits involving many issues such as insurance
coverage, torts, product liability, contracts, mineral rights and
discrimination. Presently he is representing a joint defense group of
excess insurers sued in a direct action by a class of 16,500 persons
seeking damages arising out of a chemical release. Also, he is coverage
counsel in another case for an insurer named in a lead paint class
Mr. McKenzie is a fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers and former President of the Louisiana
Association of Defense Counsel, Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the LSU
Paul M. Hebert Law Center Alumni Board of Trustees.
He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and Louisiana Super Lawyers. Mr. McKenzie has been named the Best Lawyers’ Baton Rouge "Insurance Lawyer of the Year."