Karen Fontana Joins Kean Miller

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Karen M. Fontana has joined the firm as Special Counsel in its New Orleans office.  A partner in the Niles, Bourque firm for ten years, Ms. Fontana will practice with Kean Miller’s health law, medical malpractice defense, and commercial litigation teams.  Her practice involves the sophisticated representation of physicians and healthcare providers, including medical malpractice defense, peer review proceedings, privilege disputes, products liability, and general and complex contract negotiations.  Karen has successfully represented clients on appeal before the Louisiana Fourth and Fifth Circuits. 

“We are excited to welcome a seasoned attorney with Karen’s personal reputation and litigation experience to our New Orleans office, the fastest growing office in our firm.  This strategic addition is demonstrative of our commitment to serve clients wherever needed,” said G. Blane Clark, Jr., Managing Partner of the 145 attorney law firm. 

About Karen Fontana

Karen is listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2012-2014, and has consistently been named by New Orleans Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Greater New Orleans region.  She was selected for inclusion into the 2011-2013 editions of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and was recognized as a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  Karen received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Catholic University of America in 1990, finishing in three years while participating in the University Honors Program. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 1995, graduating fifth in her class.  She was awarded Order of the Coif and served on the Tulane Law Review Senior Editorial Board.    Following law school, Karen served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Walter F. Marcus, Jr. of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

About Kean Miller

Kean Miller was formed in 1983, based on a foundation of mutual respect among attorneys, meaningful collaboration with and an overarching commitment to serve clients, and a commitment to serve the communities in which we work and live. Thirty-one years later, this fundamental philosophy is stronger than ever - from the people we represent, to the people we employ, from the charitable organizations we serve, to the civic causes we support.  With almost 150 attorneys in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Lake Charles, Kean Miller is one of the largest full-service law firms in Louisiana, and the largest in the Capitol Region. The firm serves the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the Bayou State. We have particular dedication to serving Fortune 500 companies with significant operations in the South, providing them with legal resources focused on growth. From the courtroom to the boardroom, our people provide creative solutions, unique strategies, and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.

For more information, contact Steve Boutwell at 225.389.3736, or steve.boutwell@keanmiller.com