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Jeffrey J. Gelpi

Phone: 504.293.5769
Fax: 504.585.3051
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Jeff Gelpi is an associate in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2016 and practices in the environmental and commercial litigation groups. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.


Jeff earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2012. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 2015, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, Moot Court Board, and the Tulane Law Review. Jeff was awarded the Dean's Medal, Charles Janvier II Award, Dean Rufus C. Harris Civil Law Award and received the James Cooke Johnson Scholarship.

During law school, Jeff served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Sarah S. Vance, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and was a research assistant to Professor A. N. Yiannopoulos, Eason-Weinmann Professor of Law (Emeritus), and Professor Ronald J. Scalise Jr., A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law.


  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2016


  • Louisiana State Law Institute (Junior Member, 2016)

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Has Prescription Preempted Peremption?: A Plea To Bury the Ghosts of Survival Actions, 89 Tul. L.Rev. 253 (2014)
  • Living Separate and Apart Continuously: The Louisiana Supreme Court Relates Disavowal to Divorce in Pociask v. Moseley, 88 Tul. L. Rev. 983 (2014)