Jim Silverstein Joins Kean Miller in New Orleans

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that James R. Silverstein has joined the firm as a partner.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Silverstein was a partner with Frilot, LLC in New Orleans where he maintained an active trial practice.  “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jim Silverstein to the Kean Miller family.  His significant trial work and courtroom experience will be an asset to our existing client teams.  The addition of a partner of Jim’s personal and professional caliber is demonstrative of our commitment to our New Orleans office, the fastest growing office in our firm.” said Gary A. Bezet, Managing Partner of the 130-attorney law firm.  

About Jim Silverstein:

Jim Silverstein joined Kean Miller LLP as a partner in the New Orleans office on Monday, April 16, 2012.  He will practice with the admiralty and maritime, products liability, energy, construction, and environmental teams.  Jim has extensive litigation experience and has successfully defended high profile clients in cases involving various aspects of maritime and admiralty law, including the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.  Jim earned his B.A., cum laude, from Tulane University in 1977. He earned his J.D., cum laude, in 1981 from the Tulane Law School. An accomplished trial lawyer, Jim is listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers.  He currently maintains an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest level of professional excellence.

About Kean Miller:

With 130 lawyers, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies.  One of the five largest law firms in Louisiana, the firm maintains offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, and is the largest law firm in the Capital Region. The firm serves clients in numerous industries including energy, petrochemical and chemical, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, financial services, insurance, gaming, government and education, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, construction and leasing.   The firm combines the talent and expertise of its lawyers into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify legal and business needs and to develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client.

For more information, contact Steve Boutwell at 225.389.3736, or steve.boutwell@keanmiller.com