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Kelsey Kornick Funes


Kelsey Kornick Funes is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Phelps Dunbar LLP where her practice focus is construction law. Ms. Funes currently serves as the practice coordinator of the Baton Rouge Litigation practice.

She represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in state and federal courts in Louisiana, as well as mediation and arbitration across the Gulf Coast region. Ms. Funes also regularly counsels clients in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts. Ms. Funes regularly speaks at seminars and briefings on construction-related topics. She is also the author of a number of published works relating to Louisiana construction law, the use of electronic documents in Louisiana and Louisiana’s rules of professional conduct.

Ms. Funes is an active member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law and is an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Panel. She is the listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and has an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.