Practice Focus

Class Actions/Mass Actions/MDLs, Litigation Practice

Carly Jonakin McCleskey is an attorney in our firm’s Litigation Section and works on a wide range of matters in both state and federal court.

Carly is a member of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court and the Association for Women Attorneys.

She received her law degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law as an Ignatian Law Scholar and William L. Crowe Scholar. While at Loyola, Carly served as the Managing Editor of Print of the Loyola Law Review and competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Before law school, Carly attended Rhodes College, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science and International Studies. Carly was inducted into both the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society and the Sigma Iota Rho International Studies Honor Society.


  • J.D., summa cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2022
    • Managing Editor of the Loyola Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, from Rhodes College, 2016

Representative Matters

  • Represents a putative class of plaintiffs in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, who have suffered catastrophic damage from multiple chemical releases from the Limetree Bay Refinery; the case involves multiple state and federal causes of action, and the damages are well over $700 million.

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana