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Nick S. Wise

Senior Counsel

Direct: 504.293.5935
Fax: 504.585.3051

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Nick Wise is senior counsel in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2024 and practices in the energy and environmental litigation group. Nick’s practice is primarily focused on the representation of energy companies in litigation concerning alleged contamination and wetlands loss associated with historical oil and gas operations. His practice also involves a wide variety of oil and gas matters including mineral lease and servitude disputes and contractual disputes arising under joint operating agreements and other contractual relationships. Nick also has experience in the areas of natural resources and maritime transportation.

Nick worked as a systems analyst for the Louisiana Division of Administration for two years prior to attending law school. During law school, he was a quarterfinalist in the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable John L. Weimer, Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Following law school, Nick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Tom E. Stagg of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.


Nick earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2011. He earned his B.S. in Information Systems and Decisions Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2006.

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2011
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Admitted, United States Supreme Court
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Environmental and Energy Law Practice Group Chairman, 2019-2021, Young Lawyer's Committee, 2016-2019
  • Production in Paying Quantities: Maintaining Mineral Leases Beyond Their Primary Terms with Production of Oil or Gas, Louisiana Association of Professional Landmen and the American Association of Professional Landmen (Fall 2016)