Kelicia Raya Recognized in Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that Kelicia D. Raya has been selected for inclusion in the Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022. The annual list honors junior- and mid-level attorneys of color who excel in the legal profession. Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.

About Kelicia Raya
Kelicia Raya is an associate in the New Orleans office, practicing in the energy and environmental litigation group. Prior to joining the firm, Kelicia served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Kelicia has experience in federal law, including criminal, post-conviction, maritime, and immigration. In the community, Kelicia serves the New Orleans Chapter of the Young Leadership Council, Junior League of Greater New Orleans, and 504ward.

Kelicia earned her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2021, where she was Managing Editor and Symposium Editor of the Maritime Law Journal and President of the International Law Society. She was a Jessup International Law Moot Court competition team oralist and brief writer, and a Moot Court member. Kelicia was also a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Black Law Student Association, Intellectual Property Law Association, AIPLA, and Evening Law Student Association. She earned her B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2014.

About Kean Miller
Kean Miller is one of the largest and best recognized law firms in the Gulf South region. For 40 years, the Firm has been innovating and growing, revolutionizing the standards for excellence in client service, and earning numerous awards for its market-leading practices and thoughtful and creative legal representation. Consistently named to the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 and the Law 360 Top 400 lists, Kean Miller is Mansfield 5.0 certified, an honor bestowed for a select group of law firms which demonstrate a genuine commitment to diversity in the legal profession. The Firm’s collaborative culture, people-first approach, and devotion to quality are foundational to the Firm’s continued success, reflecting its reputation in the market. From the Firm’s eight offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Houston, and The Woodlands, and 190 attorneys, Kean Miller delivers sophisticated and practical counsel to Fortune 500 leaders, national businesses, and local companies.

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