Albany, Louisiana Business Lawyers

Linda Perez Clark
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Tulane UniversityLouisiana
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Thomas D. Bourgeois Jr.
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney

Beau Bourgeois is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2016 and practices in the commercial litigation and construction litigation groups. Beau has represented and counseled... Read More »
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Gregory M. Anding
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Greg Anding is a litigation partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 1995 and practices in the trial, toxic tort, expropriation, and commercial litigation groups. Greg represents clients in... Read More »
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Gary P. Graphia
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Gary Graphia is Of Counsel to Kean Miller LLP. He re-joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the business, corporate, and litigation strategy groups. A partner in the firm until 1999, Gary served as Chief Legal Officer... Read More »
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Jeff Alan LeSaicherre
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Hammond, LA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(985) 277-5550 41601 Veterans Avenue
Suite 200
Hammond, LA 70403
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Brooke Elizabeth Burrescia
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Hammond, LA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(985) 542-6848 106 South Magnolia St.
Hammond, LA 70403
Business
Regent University School of Law
Livingston, LA Business Law Lawyer
(225) 686-0173 29841 S Poplar St
Livingston, LA 70754
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Onalaska, LA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(936) 646-6970 14330 US Highway 190 W
PO Box 1629
Onalaska, LA 70754
Business, Consumer, Criminal and DWI
Baylor Law School
Hammond, LA Business Law Attorney
(985) 345-0660 500 E Morris Ave
Hammond, LA 70403
Business, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Hammond, LA Business Law Lawyer
(985) 345-0660 500 E Morris Ave
Hammond, LA 70403
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Hammond, LA Business Law Lawyer
(985) 542-1351 203 E Thomas St
Hammond, LA 70401
Business, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Hammond, LA Business Law Attorney
(985) 345-0660 500 E Morris Ave
Hammond, LA 70403
Business, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Ponchatoula, LA Business Law Lawyer
(985) 370-9832 125 E Pine St
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Business, Maritime and Personal Injury
Walker, LA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
12455 Arnold Rd
Walker, LA 70785
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Construction
Texas Tech University School of Law
Jason R. Cashio
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana
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R. Benn Vincent Jr.
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Benn Vincent is a partner at Kean Miller and practices in the firm's litigation group. He represents local, national and international energy and industrial clients in cases involving a wide variety of substantive areas... Read More »
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Denham Springs, LA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(225) 620-7540 30615 Cypress Park Dr
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Ponchatoula, LA Business Law Lawyer
(985) 370-7747 112 N 5th St
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Business, Divorce and Family
Christie Tournet
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Mandeville, LA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(985) 951-2177 1795 W. Causeway Approach
Suite 103A
Mandeville, LA 70471
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Loyola University New Orleans
With extensive experience in real estate and business management, Christie Tournet & Associates is the consummate business, estate planning, and successions/probate firm. Christie views legal issues through a unique lens and becomes a trusted legal and business adviser.
Taylor M. Norton
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(504) 858-0198 345 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Loyola University New Orleans
Taylor Norton is a native of New Orleans and a Jesuit High School graduate who earned his Bachelors of Science in Pure Mathematics from Louisiana State University and his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, where he served as a National Science Foundation IGERT Research Fellow, advancing research across disciplines including structures and mechanics, textile engineering, macromolecular engineering and polymer science. He was a LaNasa Providence Law Scholar at Loyola University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree with a Certificate in Civil Law and Common Law. Taylor is particularly skilled...
G. Trippe Hawthorne
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(225) 389-3741 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Trippe Hawthorne is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2004 and practices in the construction, ADR and business litigation groups. Trippe has experience in all phases of the construction industry and in a wide variety of commercial litigation, and general litigation matters, including design and construction contracting and dispute resolution across all sectors, including industrial, commercial, public, and residential; public bidding and procurement challenges; and public and private works lien laws. Trippe has experience with administrative law and occupational licensing law, having served as General Counsel for the Louisiana State Licensing...
Allen P. Jones
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(225) 930-4772 445 Louisiana Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Allen P. Jones is a shareholder in Wiener, Weiss & Madison, A Professional Corporation. He practices in the areas of estate planning, tax law, succession and probate law, business and corporate law, and real estate. Allen represents individuals and families in all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts, partnerships and limited liability companies. His work in the area of business and corporate law includes business succession planning, corporate reorganizations, and business sale transactions. He is Board Certified by the Louisiana State Bar in Estate Planning, and is licensed as a title insurance agent in the state...
James R.  Chastain Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(225) 389-3706 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and IP
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Matthew B. Smith
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(225) 387-0999 400 Convention St
#700 P. O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Energy and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Louisiana State University
Matt Smith is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the commercial litigation, toxic tort defense, and environmental litigation groups. His work focuses on the representation of oil and gas exploration and production companies, mid-stream companies, and other industry companies in various litigation matters including property damage and contamination, property rights, and commercial and contractual disputes.

Matt has extensive experience guiding clients through claims related to soil contamination, groundwater contamination, air pollution, and the associated regulatory standards. His practice covers a wide range of commercial and litigation issues ranging...
Karli Glascock Johnson
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(225) 389-3704 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Energy, Environmental and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
John F. Jakuback
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(225) 382-3452 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Municipal
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Edwin R. Noland III
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer

Edwin Noland is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the real estate and business groups. Edwin has served as a clerk at the Mississippi Court of Appeals, and clerked for the Louisiana... Read More »
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Kimberly K. Hymel
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Kimberly Hymel is an attorney in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2004 and practices in the energy, oil and gas, pipeline and commercial litigation groups. Kimberly represents national and... Read More »
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Jason Aron Itkin
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(225) 412-6348 835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Maritime and Personal Injury
The University of Texas School of Law
As one of the nation’s top trial lawyers, Jason Itkin has obtained dozens of verdicts and settlements throughout the years’ worth more $10 million. In fact, Jason has won several victories upward of $100 million each. In addition to these prolific cases, he has won close to 200 verdicts and settlements for more than $1 million each. In total, Jason has won billions of dollars for his clients. These victories have come in courtrooms all across North America, as he has represented clients in all 50 states.

Jason has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors due to his...
Russel O. Primeaux
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(225) 382-3454 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of San Diego
Carey J. Messina
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(225) 382-3408 5035 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Bradley J Spedale
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(225) 343-1300 3301 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Brad’s practice utilizes the Master of Business Administration he earned in addition to his Juris Doctor. In addition to representing businesses of all kinds, he practices many different areas of law, performing both transactional work and litigation. Brad’s trust and estate practice covers everything from simple wills and successions to complex trusts and advanced estate planning. As part of his real estate practice, he is a title agent for Gulf Title Corporation, which is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana. Brad’s collection practice specializes in purchased debt. He also litigates many labor and employment matters and...
Wade R. Iverstine
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(225) 382-3448 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Wade Iverstine is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2014 and practices in the business, corporate and real estate groups. Wade advises investors and lenders in all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition and project financing, leasing, land use, site inspection, survey and title insurance issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Wade practiced with a commercial bankruptcy firm, where he represented debtors, creditors, commercial landlords, and real estate investors in insolvency workouts, litigation and transactional matters. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Patrick M. Flatley...
Charles S. McCowan III
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(225) 382-3433 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Communications, Energy and Environmental
Tulane University School of Law
Trey McCowan is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 1989 and practices in the litigation group. Trey represents local, regional and multi-national energy and petrochemical clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. He has specific experience representing clients in litigation involving complex commercial agreements and legacy site litigation in the energy industry. Trey also represents clients with regard to environmental litigation and toxic tort defense. He also advises clients on electronic discovery, e-discovery compliance, electronically stored information (ESI), electronic information management, and retention and destructive policies and procedures.

Trey is listed...
G. Blane Clark Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(225) 382-3414 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Energy and Securities
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
David K. Nelson
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(225) 382-3417 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Construction and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Erich P. Rapp
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 382-3425 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Appeals and Environmental
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
William L. Caughman III
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(225) 389-3724 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, IP, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Gayla M. Moncla
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience

Gayla Moncla is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the areas of toxic tort and environmental litigation, premises liability, and commercial litigation. She has more than 25 years of... Read More »
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Christopher J. Matulis
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana
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Jay M. Jalenak Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(225) 382-3438 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Andrée Matherne Cullens
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(225) 236-3636 12345 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Free ConsultationBusiness
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Before joining Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC, Andrée Matherne Cullens was a partner for more than fifteen years at Taylor, Porter, Brooks, and Phillips, LLP, one of the largest defense firms in Louisiana. She represented creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, state agencies and businesses in commercial litigation, banks and financial institutions, and Insurance Receivers in regulatory proceedings. Some of her former clients include Chase Bank, State Street Bank and Trust Company, the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, LSU, and the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Ms. Cullens has considerable courtroom experience in both federal and state courts and has been...
Allison N. Benoit
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(225) 389-3746 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business and Asbestos
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Allison Benoit is special counsel in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2005 and practices in the toxic tort, occupational exposure, and commercial litigation groups. Prior to joining the firm, Allison practiced at an insurance defense firm in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Allison earned her B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 1999. She earned her J.D. in 2003 from the LSU Law Center where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and a semi-finalist in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition.
Gregory M. Anding
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(225) 382-3485 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Construction and Energy
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Louisiana State University
Greg Anding is a litigation partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 1995 and practices in the trial, toxic tort, expropriation, and commercial litigation groups. Greg represents clients in asbestos and benzene defense, other occupational and toxic tort litigation, hearing loss claims, expropriation (eminent domain) litigation, civil and business litigation, and construction law.

Greg has particular experience representing clients in cases involving premises liability, products liability, personal injury involving occupational and chemical exposures, and pipeline expropriation and expansion projects. He has specialized in asbestos and benzene litigation for over 20 years. Greg has handled...
Jason R. Cashio
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(225) 389-3708 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Angela W. Adolph
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(225) 382-3437 400 Convention St
#700
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Municipal and Tax
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Angie Adolph is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2011, and practices in the tax and municipal finance groups. Angie represents Louisiana, national, and international clients in a variety of tax and corporate matters. In addition to representing clients before the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals, the Louisiana Tax commission, and in the Louisiana courts, she has special experience representing taxpayers in property tax incentive negotiations, including Payments in Lieu of Taxes. Angie is the firm’s representative to the American Property Tax Counsel, an association of property tax firms with members...
Gayla M. Moncla
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(225) 382-3494 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Asbestos and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Gayla Moncla is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the areas of toxic tort and environmental litigation, premises liability, and commercial litigation. She has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical industries, defending workplace accidents, chemical exposure cases, products liability cases, as well as advising clients regarding workplace safety issues and OSHA regulations. Gayla also has experience in retail premises litigation having defended retail clients for over 25 years.

Gayla earned her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1973. She earned her J.D. in 1989 from the LSU Law Center...
Thomas D. Bourgeois Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(225) 382-4610 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business and Construction
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Beau Bourgeois is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2016 and practices in the commercial litigation and construction litigation groups. Beau has represented and counseled owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in the industrial and commercial markets and in both the private and public sectors. He has drafted construction contracts for owners, drafted and filed numerous Private Works Act liens, assisted clients with obtaining contractor’s licenses in multiple states, and represented clients in Public Bid Law disputes.

Prior to joining Kean Miller, Beau served as an Issue Editor for the Louisiana Law Review...
Edwin R. Noland III
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(225) 387-0999 400 Convention St
#700 P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business and Real Estate
Mississippi College School of Law
Edwin Noland is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the real estate and business groups.

Edwin has served as a clerk at the Mississippi Court of Appeals, and clerked for the Louisiana 20th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Prior to joining the firm, Edwin practiced for a private law firm in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he practiced property law, railroad defense litigation, public utilities law, and insurance defense.

Edwin received his B.S. from Louisiana State University in 2008. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in 2011.

Glenn M. Farnet
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(225) 382-3431 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Environmental and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Richard D. McConnell
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Richard McConnell is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He is trial counsel for energy and financial companies in high stakes lawsuits involving a wide variety of claims. Prior cases involved soil and... Read More »
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Bradley C. Myers
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University5th Circuit, Federal courts, Louisiana, U.S. Supreme Court and Louisiana
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