Henry W. Kinney

Henry W. Kinney is the founding partner of Kinney Ellinghausen. His practice consists of a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters, including historic preservation litigation, zoning/land use, successions and estate planning, public bidding and general commercial litigation. He has served as general counsel for the Audubon Commission since 1976 and as special counsel for the Board of Commissioners for the Port of New Orleans and the Housing Authority of New Orleans. Currently Mr. Kinney also acts as special counsel to the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kinney was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of New Orleans. Mr. Kinney has extensive trial and appellate experience in all of Louisiana’s courts, including the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit. He has also handled matters in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Kinney received both his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and his law degree from Tulane University, in 1969 and 1973, respectively.

Education:

B.A., Political Science, Tulane University, 1969

J.D., Tulane University, 1973

Admissions:

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit

United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana

United States Court of Federal Claims

All Louisiana State Courts

Affiliations:

American Bar Association

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel


John W. Ellinghausen

John W. Ellinghausen is a partner with Kinney Ellinghausen. Since joining the firm in 1987, Mr. Ellinghausen has focused his practice in the areas of worker’s compensation defense, insurance defense and corporate law/litigation. Mr. Ellinghausen has extensive trial and appellate experience and has handled matters before the highest courts of the state, including the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Ellinghausen received both his bachelor’s degree in History and his law degree from Louisiana State University, in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Before entering private practice in 1985, he clerked at the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit.

Education:

B.A., History, Louisiana State University, 1981

J.D., Louisiana State University, 1984

Admissions:

United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana

All Louisiana State Courts

Affiliations:

Association of Louisiana Defense Counsel

American Bar Association

Louisiana Bar Association


Don M. Richard

Don M. Richard is a partner with Kinney Ellinghausen. He is primarily a litigator with experience in antitrust, commercial litigation, personal injury, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, criminal law, and appellate practice. Mr. Richard has been lead counsel in over 180 jury trials.

Mr. Richard was law clerk to United States District Chief Judge Frederick J.R. Heebe from 1968-1970. Thereafter he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the criminal division from 1970-1977. In 1977, he entered private law practice as a partner with Lemle Kelleher and subsequently at two other firms. Mr. Richard has extensive trial and appellate experience in all of Louisiana’s courts, including the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Richard is a frequent lecturer at the Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit Appellate Advocacy Seminar. He is also the recipient of the highest ranking awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV).

Mr. Richard received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph Seminary College in 1963 and his law degree from Loyola University in 1968. At Loyola, he was an Associate Editor of the Loyola Law Review.

Education:

B.A., St. Joseph Seminary College, 1963

J.D., Loyola University, 1968

Admissions:

United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

All Louisiana State Courts

Affiliations:

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Louisiana

Charter Member of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit


Michael L. DeShazo

Michael L. DeShazo is a partner with the firm. Since joining Kinney Ellinghausen in 2005, his practice has focused largely on litigation, with emphasis in the areas of antitrust/unfair competition, construction, public bidding, employment discrimination, and closely held/family corporate disputes. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. DeShazo has extensive appellate experience, having handled numerous matters before Louisiana’s appellate courts, including the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. DeShazo has served on the Editorial Board of the Louisiana Bar Journal. He is also listed on the Louisiana Bar Association’s registry of approved civil mediators.

He graduated cum laude from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Law. He received his law degree from Louisiana State University in 2005, after serving on the Board of Editors of the Louisiana Law Review.

Education:

B.S., Political Science and Law, Spring Hill College, 2002

J.D./B.C.L., Louisiana State University, 2005

Admissions:

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit

United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana

All Louisiana State Courts

Publications:

Judicial Profile, Hon. Sarah S. Vance, The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 56, Issue 10 (2009)

Married, With Privilege: Louisiana Code of Evidence Article 504 and the Spousal Confidential Communications Privilege, 57 La. B.J. 84 (2009)

Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia v. Chester County: The Desirability of a De Minimis Exception to the Supreme Court’s Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, 65 La. L. Rev. 508 (2005)

Presentations:

  • “The Louisiana Public Bid Law: An Overview” – Greater Covington Bar Association, October 2011.
  • “The Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act” –Greater Covington Bar Association, May 2013.
  • “All in the Family—Internecine Family Corporate Disputes” —LSBA/LJC Summer School, Destin, Florida, May 2014.
  • “Don’t Leave Work Without It:  Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act and USERRA” – 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association, August 2014.

Affiliations:

The Pro Bono Project

Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter

Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

 


Kelly Reinker

Kelly Reinker joined Kinney Ellinghausen in 2013 as an associate with the firm. Her practice includes general commercial litigation. Ms. Reinker graduated cum laude from Tulane University in 2008 with majors in Psychology and Sociology. As a Teach For America Corps Member, Ms. Reinker taught special education in the New Orleans Recovery School District until 2010. She received her law degree from Louisiana State University in 2013, where she was a member of the Louisiana Law Review.

Education:
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Tulane University, 2008
J.D./D.C.L., Louisiana State University, 2013

Admissions:
All Louisiana State Courts

Affiliations:
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association


Aaron N. Maples

Aaron Maples joined Kinney Ellinghausen in 2014 as an associate with the firm. His practice includes general commercial litigation, procurement, insurance, and employment matters. Mr. Maples graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2010 with majors in English and Philosophy. He received his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor and Articles Editor of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal.

Education:
B.A., English and Philosophy, University of Southern Alabama, 2010
J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2013

Admissions:
All Louisiana State Courts