Charles S. McCowan, Jr. Named Baton Rouge Mass Tort Litigator of the Year

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that founding partner Charles S. McCowan, Jr. has been named by Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, as the Baton Rouge Mass Tort Litigator of the Year for 2011.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

About Charles McCowan

Charles McCowan is a founding partner of Kean Miller LLP.  He practices in the litigation, toxic tort and environmental groups.  Charles has more than 40 years of experience and represents local, regional, national and international petrochemical, industrial, healthcare, and corporate clients in a wide variety of disputes.  His experience includes class action litigation, toxic tort defense, construction litigation, environmental litigation, and commercial disputes.  

Charles is an AV-rated lawyer and has been selected by his peers for membership as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the International Society of Barristers. Charles is listed among the top litigation lawyers in the State of Louisiana by Chambers USA.

Charles earned his J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1967 where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, and the Order of the Coif. He served as a Staff Writer for the Louisiana Law Review from 1965 to 1967. He served as Captain, JAGC, U.S. Army from 1967 to 1971, and a Deputy SJA-USA Flight Training Center, 2d Armored Division; and Military Judge. Charles was inducted into the LSU Law School Hall of Fame in 1987. He earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1964.  He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Law Institute (Committee for the Revision of Environmental Law Procedure, 1991-1992), American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court  Judicial Liaison Committee, Louisiana Bar Foundation, and is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.

About Kean Miller LLP

With 130 lawyers, Kean Miller LLP serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies. The firm maintains offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lake Charles, Louisiana and is the largest law firm in the Capitol 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.

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