Karen Waters Shipman Named to Women of the Year List

Karen Shipman, a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller, was recently selected by New Orleans CityBusiness as a recipient of its 2012 Women of the Year award.  The award, now in its 14th year, recognizes 50 women who have helped move the Greater New Orleans region forward with their energy, innovative ideas, achievements and a commitment to excellence.

About Karen Shipman  

Karen Shipman is an experienced litigator with particular experience in a wide variety of admiralty and oil & gas casualty issues, including Jones Act, personal injury, oil and gas exploration, well blowouts, cargo damage, vessel collisions, vessel damage, platform damage and barge damage. Her experience with oil and gas casualties is both offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and on land.  Karen also has experience in construction law, consumer credit reporting, products liability, and general personal injury litigation. Following law school, she worked for one year as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Fredericka H. Wicker of the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson. Karen was selected by New Orleans CityBusiness as a 2011 Leadership in Law Award recipient.  Karen earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University in 1993. She earned her J.D., cum laude, with a Certificate of Specialization in Admiralty Law from Tulane University Law School in 1998.

About Kean Miller

With 135 lawyers, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies. The firm maintains offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The firm is one of the largest in Louisiana and serves clients in numerous industries including energy, marine, 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.

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