Kean Miller Expands to North Louisiana

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s Louisiana footprint with the establishment of its newest new office in Shreveport, Louisiana. The addition of four new partners brings the firm’s total number of attorneys to almost 150. Scott L. Zimmer, Brian R. Carnie and Michael D. Lowe, all formerly with the Shreveport firm of Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, join the firm as partners. “We are thrilled about the addition of these partners to our firm, and our expansion into North Louisiana and East Texas. This strategic move allows us to serve our regional, national, and global clients across the state of Louisiana,” says Blane Clark, Managing Partner of the law firm. “We know the value of good people. People who care for their clients, and each other. People who enjoy working together. And, people who care about the communities where they live and work. This exciting combination works because we share a common philosophy with our new partners about the practice of law, client service, and giving back,” added Clark.


Scott L. Zimmer joins the firm as a partner in the Shreveport office. Scott assists clients in all manner of commercial litigation. He earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1998. Scott earned his B.S. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1994. He is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana State and Texas State Bar Associations.

Brian R. Carnie joins the firm as a partner in the Shreveport office. He practices in the labor and employment group. He earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1995. Brian earned his B.S, magna cum laude, from Northern Illinois University in 1992. He is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana State, Texas State and American Bar Associations.

Michael D. Lowe joins the firm as a partner in the Shreveport office. He practices in the areas of labor and employment, construction, and litigation defense. He earned his J.D./B.C.L. from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2004, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Michael earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 2001. He is a member of the Shreveport and Louisiana State Bar Associations.


Kean Miller’s new Shreveport office is located on the fourth floor of the Regions Tower in the central business district. The office address is 333 Texas Street, Suite 450, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.


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.

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