Lindsay Reeves serves as Special Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Section. She represents clients in a wide range of commercial matters in federal and state court, with a concentration in environmental law.
Lindsay has more than a decade of experience litigating environmental damage cases on behalf of landowners both large and small, public and private. She has represented landowners seeking restoration of historic oilfield sites and cleanup of the soil and groundwater. Many of these contaminated sites were located in the Atchafalaya Basin, which is America’s largest wetland and home to endangered plants and wildlife.
Lindsay has also brought suit on behalf of landowners against oil and gas operators for the removal of abandoned equipment and closure of orphaned wells on her clients’ land. She litigated on behalf of individuals and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and she has represented communities affected by air pollution caused by industrial operations, including the pollution caused by chloroprene emissions at the Denka Performance Elastomer plant in St. John the Baptist Parish. Even as a law student, Lindsay worked on behalf of neighboring property owners to enforce the Clean Air Act against a methane-producing landfill.
Since 2017, Lindsay has been a part of pioneering litigation to address land loss caused by pipeline canals throughout coastal Louisiana. Her work includes the seminal case, Vintage Assets Inc. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., et al., where the team obtained favorable injunctive relief against pipeline company defendants, requiring restoration of the lost wetlands and an ongoing obligation to protect these wetlands from future erosion.
Lindsay serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. She served on the executive board for the New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys from 2010 through 2020 and is a past president of that association.
Lindsay has volunteered pro bono legal services for Lift Louisiana and Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection). Lindsay also volunteered with the species recovery program for Whooping and Sandhill Cranes at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center. She participates in the Orleans Audubon Society, Sierra Club Delta Chapter, and is a member of the Louisiana Master Naturalists Class of Spring 2024.
While at Tulane Law, Lindsay received her Certificate in Environmental Law and was part of the International Maritime Law Program. She also served on the Tulane Moot Court Board.
Lindsay is a native of Pensacola, Fla. She enjoys bird and wildlife watching, and she has visited more than thirty national parks.
- J.D., cum laude, from Tulane Law School, 2009
- B.A. in Classical Civilizations, summa cum laude, from Florida State University, 2005
- Eagle Pipe & Supply, Inc. v. Amerada Hess Corp., (La. 10/25/11), 79 So.3d 246 (filed amicus briefs on behalf of association of landowners);
- Catahoula Lake Invests., LLC v. Hunt Oil Co., (La. App. 3 Cir. 1/10/18), 237 So. 3d 585 (successfully defended landowner’s right to bring suit after purchase of contaminated property);
- Vintage Assets Inc. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Civil Action No. 16-713, (obtained favorable injunctive relief against pipeline company defendants, requiring restoration of land loss and an ongoing obligation to protect land from erosion);
- Pigeon Land Company v. Shell Oil Company, 16th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Iberia, Case No. 134538 (multi-million dollar contamination case in Atchafalaya Basin);
- August J. Levert, Jr. Family, LLC v. BP Am. Prod. Co., 18th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Iberville, Case No. 78953 (multi-million dollar contamination case in Atchafalaya Basin);
- New 90, LLC, et al. v. Grigsby Petroleum, Inc., et al., 16th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Mary, Louisiana, Case No. 130528 (multi-million dollar contamination of groundwater case).