Perry Dampf


Keely Y. Scott

Keely Scott is a panel member of Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions and a partner with Donohue, Patrick & Scott PLLC. She brings 25 years of litigation experience to her mediation clients.  She routinely mediates disputes throughout the State of Louisiana.

Having joined the PDDS Panel in 2012, Mrs. Scott has successfully mediated matters involving Personal Injury, Construction Litigation, Professional Liability; Architect and Engineer Liability, Industrial Accidents, Commercial Transportation/Trucking Litigation, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Property Damage, Commercial Disputes, Products Liability, Maritime, Catastrophic and Mass Tort Litigation, and Employment Disputes. She connects with the parties on both sides of the dispute, is persistent and utilizes creative approaches to resolve simple and complex multi-party disputes.

Mrs. Scott has completed intensive mediation training at Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, which U.S. News & World Report has ranked as the Number 1 dispute resolution program in the country for 13 of the past 15 years.

She has extensive litigation experience appearing in jury and bench trials in Louisiana state and federal courts and in Texas state courts. She has also represented clients in arbitration with the American Arbitration Association, with independently selected arbitration panels, and before the Louisiana Legislature and Louisiana state administrative boards and commissions. Working in conjunction with local counsel, Mrs. Scott has appeared in state and federal courts across the United States.

Areas of Concentration

Commercial Disputes

Construction Disputes and Construction Defect Litigation

Insurance Coverage

Maritime Law

Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury

Products Liability

Professional Liability

Trucking/Transportation Litigation

Industrial Accidents

Catastrophic and Mass Tort Litigation

Property Damage


B.A., Economics, Louisiana State University (1990)

J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University (1995)

Jessup International Moot Court Competition Team

Recipient of the Jules F. Landry Scholarship and the Honorable Michaelle Pitard Wynne Scholarship


Admitted to practice in Louisiana and Texas

Certified Civil Mediator by the Louisiana State Bar Association

AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation

Federal Bar Association – Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member of Board of Directors 2020; Federal Litigation Section

American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section (Mediation, Early Dispute Resolution and Women in Dispute Resolution Committees); Tort and Insurance Practice Section (Dispute Resolution Committee); and Forum on Construction Litigation (Litigation and Dispute Resolution Committee)

Experienced speaker on alternative dispute resolution, construction litigation, insurance and third party tort claims


"You must be the most effective mediator this side of the Mississippi as your involvement has enabled us to broker a settlement in advance of the mediation!"

“Thank you for your excellent work in dealing with the personality conflicts in this case. We never thought we could actually reach a resolution short of trial.”

“Great job! Your after mediation follow up was key to getting this one done.”

“My client was extremely impressed with your handling of this matter. We will be hiring you again in the future.”

“We really appreciate your hard work in moving the parties to a settlement.”

“We have never seen a deal like this …and it worked! Awesome job!”

“You mediated the ... case for us a while back, and we were pleased with the job you did. We have three active cases similar to the one you mediated, one of which certainly needs mediation.”

“Great job today. My client was satisfied with the result and your efforts. Great meeting you and look forward to working with you in the future.”