Kean Miller Continues to Grow in Lake Charles

Kean Miller, a 165-attorney full-service business law firm in Texas and Louisiana, is pleased to announce the addition of Phillip W. DeVilbiss as a Partner in its Lake Charles office.

An accomplished litigator, Phillip will practice in the occupational exposure and toxic tort practices. Additionally, he has extensive experience in oil, gas, and mineral law in which he frequently represents landowners, and negotiates mineral rights issues. He also defends mining and mineral companies with respect to complex leasing and regulatory matters, including those involving the Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act. In addition to this experience, Phillip is the past President of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.

Linda Clark, Kean Miller's Managing Partner, states, "Strategic growth in geographical areas where our clients are located has always been a foundational component to the Kean Miller vision. With the addition of such an accomplished litigator as Phillip DeVilbiss, we are proud to continue this expansion as a critical service to the major business interests in the Lake Charles area.”

Phillip is a  native of Southwest Louisiana, attending Northwestern in Natchitoches for his undergraduate degree, and LSU Law Center in Baton Rouge for his J.D., where he participated in the summer study abroad program, studying under U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Senior Judge Henry Politz and former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. A committed steward of the local community, Phillip serves with several charitable organizations at the board and committee levels. He has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and contributions to the Kiwanis Club of Lake Charles, and is a graduate of the Chamber Southwest Leadership Program. Aside from his professional and community endeavors, Phillip can frequently be found in local venues playing guitar with his band.

About Kean Miller

Kean Miller LLP is one of the largest and best recognized law firms in the Gulf South region. For nearly 40 years, the Firm has been innovating and growing, revolutionizing the standards for excellence in client service, and earning numerous awards for its market-leading practices and thoughtful and creative legal representation. Consistently named to the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 and the Law 360 Top 400 lists, Kean Miller is Mansfield 4.0 certified, an honor bestowed for a select group of law firms that demonstrate a genuine commitment to diversity in the legal profession. The Firm’s collaborative culture, people-first approach, and devotion to quality are foundational to the Firm’s continued success, reflecting its reputation in the market. From the Firm’s eight offices in Houston, The Woodlands, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Shreveport, and Lake Charles, and with over 165 attorneys, Kean Miller delivers sophisticated and practical counsel to Fortune 500 leaders, national businesses, and local companies.

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