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Erin Lutkewitte Kilgore

Erin Kilgore is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2008 and practices in the labor and employment law group. Erin represents and advises employers on a variety of labor and employment issues, including Facebook and social media issues; employee handbooks and non-competition agreements; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation (including under the Louisiana Environmental Whistleblower Statute, La. R.S. 30: 2027 and Louisiana’s anti-reprisal statute, La. R.S. 23:967); wrongful termination claims; and issues involving wage payment, employee leave, and drug testing (including drug testing pursuant to the federal Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and United States Coast Guard rules and regulations). Erin has represented employers in state and federal courts and before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR). Erin also represents and advises management on labor relations issues, including unfair labor practice charges and collective bargaining agreements with unions. Erin has particular experience in defending collective action/class action claims under the federal Fair Labor Standard Act. She also represents and advises municipalities on a variety of employment issues, related to the Police Officers Bill of Rights and Firefighters Bill of Rights. In addition to her labor and employment experience, Erin also represents a national retail chain in premises liability litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Erin served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jay C. Zainey of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Erin is listed among the top labor and employment lawyers in the State of Louisiana by Chambers USA 2016.


Erin earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in 2004.  In the summer of 2005, Erin studied abroad at the University of Lyon III - Jean Moulin in Lyon, France. Erin earned her J.D. and her B.S. in Civil Law in 2007 from the LSU Law Center where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Louisiana Law Review.


  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2007; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2008; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2008


  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, Federal and American Bar Associations

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Community Service

  • Board of Directors (2012-present), Secretary (2013-2014),  Vice-President (2015), President (2016-present) Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Member, Junior League of Baton Rouge (2009-2014)
  • Social Chairman (2010-2013), Vice President, (2013-2015), President (2015-present) Washington and Lee Baton Rouge Area Alumni Chapter
  • Belly Up With the Bar Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association (2009)
  • Co-Chair, Kean Miller Holiday Star Project (2009-2010)