Gary Bezet Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Gary A. Bezet has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL).  Mr. Bezet is the Managing Partner.   The ACTL is widely considered to be one of the premier professional organizations composed of preeminent trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.   Mr. Bezet was inducted into the College at its Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.   

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population of any state. Fellowship status is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years’ trial experience before they may be considered for Fellowship.  The ACTL has over 5,700 active members.  Mr. Bezet joins Kean Miller LLP partners Michael A. McGlone, Vance A. Gibbs, and Charles S. McCowan, Jr. as Fellows of the ACTL.

About Gary Bezet

Gary Bezet is a founding member of Kean Miller LLP and a senior partner in the Baton Rouge office.  He is also the firm’s managing partner.  He practices in the litigation and toxic tort defense group. Gary was recognized as one of Louisiana’s four leading trial lawyers in Litigation Management magazine. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA (2010).  Mr. Bezet has spoken at numerous conferences, including DRI, on the subject of toxic tort defense.  He represents industrial and energy industry clients in cases involving toxic tort, chemical exposure, pipeline expropriation, products liability, and class action defense. He is one of the leading asbestos and benzene defense lawyers in the nation.  Mr. Bezet is a widely respected litigation strategist having handled thousands of cases for some of the nation’s most prominent energy and petrochemical companies.  He has more than 30 years of legal experience and has successfully handled hundreds of class action and individual claims involving toxic tort defense.  Mr. Bezet earned his J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1979 and his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1976.   He his a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and American (Litigation Section) Bar Associations, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.

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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