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Kordell Caldwell


Kordell Caldwell practices across various practice areas with a particular focus on intellectual property and copyright litigation, business/commercial litigation, and complex torts.

Professional Biography

Mr. Caldwell is an associate in Baker Donelson's New Orleans office and a member of the Advocacy Department. He assists clients throughout Louisiana's state and federal courts in various industries, including hospitality, sports and entertainment, technology, logistics, and retail.

Mr. Caldwell advises clients on trademark and copyright issues, complex torts, products liability, and bet-the-company litigations. His trial experience includes successfully arguing on behalf of nationally recognized companies in multimillion-dollar matters.

Additionally, Mr. Caldwell assists clients in contracts litigation, including matters involving allegations of financial impropriety, contractual disputes, and bank and wire fraud.

  • Advised a biotech client on issues regarding protection of intellectual property, enforcement of digital contracts, and validating online transactions.

  • Successfully petitioned on behalf of a tech client for the removal of websites misappropriating a website domain and imitating the client's brand.

  • Deposed expert witnesses and made appearances in federal court on behalf of a national retail chain in a consumer products case with four multi-national corporation defendants.

  • Successfully presented oral arguments on behalf of a technology company in multimillion-dollar vehicular accident case.

  • Settled a dog bite case on behalf of the defendant for less than 10 percent of the plaintiff's exhibited damages despite Louisiana's principle of strict liability for dog owners.

  • Successfully overturned a default judgment on a contractual dispute for a national restaurant chain and settled claims for a fraction of the initial award.

  • Performed examinations of a defendant in federal court for bank and wire fraud and successfully exposed attempts to conceal financial documents, leading to the arrest of the defendant.

  • Successfully argued for and obtained dismissal of all claims against a national loan servicing company in federal court.

  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Member of the Forum on Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Member – Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member – Federal Bar Association
  • Panelist – "Black Men in Law," SWBLSA Academic Leadership Retreat (October 2023)
  • "An Update on Privilege Law in Louisiana," Here's Your Evidence: A Look into the Discovery Phase of Litigation, Louisiana State Bar Association CLE (December 2022)


  • Southern University Law Center, J.D., 2022, magna cum laude
    • Southern University Law Center Moot Court Board
  • Southern University and A&M College, B.A., 2019


  • Louisiana, 2022
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2022
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2022

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