Crystal D. BurkhalterSenior Counsel
Crystal Burkhalter is senior counsel to the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2021 and practices with the labor, insurance, construction, intellectual property, and commercial litigation groups. She has extensive experience representing individuals, commercial developers, public and private companies in the industrial and construction sectors in complex commercial litigation and arbitrations involving construction law, securities, and insurance coverage matters along with Multi-District Litigation (MDL). She also assists clients with all aspects of class actions, appeals, and arbitrations. Additionally, Crystal maintains an active general and commercial litigation practice.
While in law school, Crystal served as a law clerk to the General Counsel of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Prior to joining the Firm, she practiced law in southern Louisiana for over 20 years.
Crystal earned her B.A., cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 1998. She earned her J.D. from LSU Law Center in 2001
Admitted, Louisiana, 2001; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2001; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2001; United States Supreme Court, 2013
American Bar Association; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Louisiana State Bar Association; and Baton Rouge Bar Association
- Junior League of Baton Rouge (Sustainer, 2016-present; Chief Financial Officer 2015-2016; Membership Vice President 2014-2015; Placement Co-Chairman 2013-2014)
- Our Lady of Mercy Home and School Association (President 2015-2016; Secretary 2014-2015)
- Parishioner, Our Lady of Mercy Church (Lector 2014-2016)
- Kappa Alpha Theta, Louisiana State University (Risk Management and Social Collegiate Advisory Board Member 2008-2011)
- Construction Contractors Beware: Modifications Made to Certain Time Periods Under the Louisiana Public Works Act in the 2022 Legislative Session, Louisiana Law Blog, July 29, 2022
- Important New U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Holding Prejudice No Longer Required To Show Waiver Of Arbitration Agreements, Louisiana Law Blog, June 7, 2022