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New Orleans

Baker Donelson has added five attorneys to its New Orleans office.

Kordell Caldwell is a member of the Advocacy department. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern University and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Southern University Law Center.

Calder H. “Cal” Lamb is a member of the Advocacy department. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Lamb was a member of the Loyola Law Review and served as a summer clerk for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice James T. Genovese.

Frank B. O’Hale is an Associate in the Business Litigation Group. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, a master’s degree from the American University in Paris and a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. O’Hale served as clerk to US District Judge Lance M. Africk.

Kaylan Richardson is an associate in real estate law. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and a law degree from Southern University Law Center. Richardson was a member of the Southern University Law Review.

Riley T Svikhart is an Associate in the Business Litigation Group. He received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Westmont College and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School. Svikhart was Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Law Review and worked as a clerk for US District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt and US District Judge Martin LC Feldman.

Timothy F Daniels was elevated to a named member of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart Moore & Daniels.

Daniels has been with the firm since 2008 and has served on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, President-elect of the National Association of Railroad Counsel, and past President of the New Orleans Bar Association. Daniels is an Associate Professor and a member of the Board of Trustees at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Baton Rouge

Jourdan Curett joined Baker Donelsons Office in Baton Rouge as an Associate in the Business Litigation Group.

She received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from LSU and her law degree, cum laude, from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Curet was editor of the Louisiana Law Review edition.

Tara Emery was appointed Vice President of Child Care Association of Louisiana. Emery is the owner and director of two London Bridge Early Learning Center sites in Baton Rouge.

She is a member of the Early Literacy Commission of the Louisiana Department of Education.

dr William “Keith” Kellum was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Baton Rouge General.

Kellum has been a hospital doctor at Baton Rouge General since 2013. He has held a variety of leadership positions, including Division Manager for Hospital Medicine and Chief Medical Information Officer. He also serves as a faculty member for BRG’s Internal Medicine residency program and as Medical Hospice Director for Baton Rouge Hospice, located on BRG’s Mid City campus.

He received his medical degree from LSU Health Sciences in Shreveport, where he served as student body president. Kellum completed his residency in internal medicine at LSU Health Sciences in New Orleans.

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