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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 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 represents and advises employers on a variety of labor and employment issues, including Facebook and social media issues;  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; wage and hour litigation and ; FLSA collective actions; emerging LGBTQ issues in the workplace; issues involving wage payment, employee leave, and  drug testing; and employment contracts, covenants not to compete, and confidentiality agreements. Erin also represents and advises management on labor relations issues, including unfair labor practice charges and collective bargaining agreements with unions. In addition to her labor and employment experience, Erin also represents clients in general litigation matters.

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 2017.


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

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Community Service

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge, President (2016-present), Board of Directors (2012-present), Vice-President (2015), Secretary (2013-2014)
  • Knock Knock Children’s Museum, Board of Directors (2017-present), HR/Personnel Committee Chairman (2017-present)
  • Junior League of Baton Rouge, Past Member
  • Washington and Lee Baton Rouge Area Alumni Chapter, President (2016-present), Vice-President (2013-2014), Social Chairman (2010-2013)
  • Belly Up With the Bar Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association (2009)
  • Co-Chair, Kean Miller Holiday Star Project (2009-2010)

Chambers USA

Ranked In Chambers USA 2017