Mathile W. Abramson

Mathile Abramson is of counsel in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 1988 and practices in the areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  Mathile works with clients in a wide variety of litigation and mediation matters.  Her general practice includes gaming, asbestos, toxic tort, municipal, personal injury, contract, commercial and construction litigation.  Recently, she has assisted clients in cases involving complex contract disputes, municipal litigation, wrongful death, RICO, employment law, and zoning. 

Mathile is a trained mediator, having completed the Arbitration and Mediation course at Harvard University, and other mediation courses.  She has served the East Baton Rouge Parish City Court and been approved as a mediator for the United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana. 

Mathile is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.  She has been a lecturer in mediation, professionalism, evidentiary matters and complex litigation.  She has an AV Martindale Hubbell rating.

In the alternative dispute arena, Mathile has been involved in negotiations and mediations involving personal injury, wrongful death claims, industrial accidents, toxic tort, asbestos exposure, ADA issues, and complex contract and construction disputes.  Her mediations have ranged from two-party to multi-party matters and from simple to complex litigation.

Mathile was a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Board for seven years.  She also has served as its treasurer, secretary and president.  She currently serves as the President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (2011-2012).

Representative Litigation Experience

  • Representation of a parish governmental body in the successful defense of zoning issues
  • Successful defense of an industrial client against claims for off-site personal injury of a third-party employee
  • Successful ruling on companion cases dismissing RICO and Anti-Trust claims against a gaming client which were argued before and affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Representative Mediation Experience

  • Copyright and unfair trade practices
  • Complex community property settlement
  • Personal injury and loss of earnings
  • Toxic tort and products liability
  • Court Annexed Mediation for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • Lecture on Meditation

Education

Mathile earned her B.A. from the Sophie Newcomb College at Tulane University in 1962 and was selected from membership in the Mortar Board. She earned her J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1988 where she was selected for Moot Court Board and served as Vice-Chairman of Moot Court Board.  She was the 1988 Flory Trial winner. She has served as an Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at the LSU Law Center.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Western and Eastern

Memberships

  • Baton Rouge, Twenty-Third, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
  • Wex S. Malone American Inn of Court
  • Coushatta Indian Tribal Court Bar Association

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Treasurer, Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Treasurer, Secretary, President, Baton Rouge Bar Association; President's Award Recipient in 1992, 2005, 2007 and 2010
  • Board of Trustees, LSU Law Center
  • President, Board of Directors, Congregation B'Nai Israel
  • Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association IOLTA Administration
  • Chair, Legal Division, Professional Division, Capital Area United Way
  • Board Member, Baton Rouge Bar Foundation
  • Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Committee for the United States Middle District Court
  • Board Member, Hospice Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Rotary Club of Gonzales
  • Friend of Pro Bono Award Recipient, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2010

Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated