Dylan T. Thriffiley

Dylan Thriffiley is an associate in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller where she practices in the admiralty and maritime, energy and environmental litigation groups. Prior to joining the firm, Dylan practiced commercial litigation with another large Louisiana law firm where she participated in the defense of a national information technology corporation against claims of trade practice violations in a New Orleans jury trial, and coordinated internal corporate investigations and extensive document productions in response to federal grand jury subpoenas.

Dylan is listed as a Rising Star in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2015.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment for and dismissal of helicopter services company against allegations of premises liability
  • Obtained summary judgment for and dismissal of offshore platform owner against allegations of premises liability
  • Obtained defense verdict at trial for shipbuilder against allegations that excessive vibrations inherent in ship's construction were responsible for malfunctioning autopilot and resulting vessel collision
  • Representation of various drilling companies and oil companies in lawsuits filed by offshore workers based on the Jones Act, General Maritime Law, Louisiana state law, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)
  • Representation of marine and energy companies in personal injury and contractual matters
  • Representation of an oil and gas company in a legacy lawsuit involving allegations of oilfield contamination allegedly attributable to historic oil and gas exploration and production activities
  • Representation of elected officials in a statewide class action lawsuit
  • Representation of financial institutions in consumer finance litigation
  • Assisted in the representation of energy companies in well blowouts, including personal injury
  • Assisted in the representation of a national information technology corporation in complex commercial litigation
  • Assisted in the representation of vessel manufacturers in catastrophe casualty claims in products liability and vessel allision cases


Dylan earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2005. She earned her J.D./B.C.L., cum laude, from the LSU Law Center in 2008. While in law school, Dylan was awarded the John T. Laycock Memorial Scholarship and received a CALI award for receiving the highest score in her Civil Law Property course.


  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2008; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • Louisiana, Federal and American Bar Associations; Association for Women Attorneys

Articles Presentations and Publications

Community Service

  • Volunteer Coordinator, Hogs for the Cause
  • Louisiana Civil Justice Center Board, 2014
  • Louisiana Bar Journal, Editorial Board, 2013-2015
  • LSBA Young Lawyers Division Council First District Representative, 2012-2016
  • LSBA Public Information Committee Co-Chair, 2012-2014
  • Association for Women Attorneys Programs Chair, 2012; Vice-President, 2013; President, 2014
  • LSBA Leadership Class Member, 2010-2011; Co-Chair, 2011-2012
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Greater New Orleans Community Partnership Panel, 2014-2015