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Joshua J. Coleman

Josh Coleman is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He practices in the firm’s commercial litigation and construction litigation groups. Josh focuses on construction disputes and has experience handling claims related to defective workmanship, project scheduling, warranty issues, and lien-related matters under Louisiana’s Private Works Act. He has extensive experience in delay damage claims and construction insurance, including CGL and builder's risk policy coverage. Prior to joining Kean Miller in 2013, Josh practiced in Washington, D.C.

Representative Experience

Industrial and Commercial Construction

  • Representation of chemical company in industrial construction dispute with subcontractor over Private Works Act liability and delay/productivity damages – 19th Judicial District Court, Baton Rouge; 23rd Judicial District Court, Donaldsonville; First Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Representation of general contractor in dispute with subcontractor over construction sequencing and management – AAA Arbitration, New Orleans
  • Representation of hotel owner in litigation over water intrusion and construction defects – 14th Judicial District Court, Lake Charles
  • Representation of chemical company in redhibition and breach of contract dispute against equipment manufacturer – Middle District of Louisiana
  • Representation of heavy equipment manufacturer in litigation over Army Corps of Engineers levee construction project at Lakefront Airport – Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Representation of gas piping consultant in dispute over propane/oxygen delivery system – 18th Judicial District Court, Plaquemine
  • Representation of business owner in dispute with design-build firm over foundation design defects – AAA Arbitration, Baton Rouge
  • Representation of trucking company in certification and appeal of Disadvantaged Business Entity (“DBE”) status
  • Representation of national underground utility locating service as local counsel throughout south Louisiana
  • Representation of numerous subcontractors in collection matters throughout south Louisiana

Commercial Disputes

  • Representation of Missouri bank in collection action against loan guarantors – Western District of Louisiana
  • Representation of national telephone carrier in action alleging tort damages – Middle District of Louisiana
  • Representation of commercial fumigation company in corporate stock sale to foreign shareholder
  • Representation of Nation Football League’s pension and disability plan in numerous ERISA actions nationwide


Josh earned his A.B., magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia in 2006, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in 2010.


  • Admitted, Virginia, 2010; District of Columbia, 2011; Louisiana, 2014; all federal courts within Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Baton Rouge (Construction Section), Louisiana State (Construction Section), American and Federal Bar Association; Young Lawyers Division, ABA Construction Section

Articles, Publications, Presentations

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge

Reported Cases

  • Atkins v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan, 694 F.3d 557 (5th Cir. 2012)