Kean Miller Growth Trajectory Continues with Addition of Thirteen Attorneys

Kean Miller’s rapid growth continues as the 190-attorney, full-service law firm announces the addition of 13 attorneys in five of its offices in Louisiana and Texas. The dynamic trajectory is evidence of the Firm’s commitment to provide clients with the best and brightest attorneys, meaningful counsel, and superior client service. Since November 2021, Kean Miller has added 32 attorneys in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Houston, and The Woodlands.

“We are excited to have so many talented attorneys join our team as we continue to strategically grow. We strive to provide our clients with the best and brightest legal talent, and these attorneys are no exception,” said Linda Perez Clark, Managing Partner.

BATON ROUGE

Sydney J. St. Pierre joins the firm in Baton Rouge practicing with the energy and environmental litigation group. Sydney earned her J.D./D.C.L., cum laude, from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2021 and her B.A. in Psychology (3+3 Program) from Louisiana State University in 2019.

Shearil S. Matthews joins the firm in Baton Rouge practicing with the labor and employment law group. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center in 2022 and her M.B.A. in Human Resources from Louisiana State University Shreveport in 2017.

Andre P. Bellefontaine joins the firm in Baton Rouge practicing with the energy and environmental litigation group. Prior to joining Kean Miller, he served as a law clerk to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. Andre earned his J.D./D.C.L. from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2022 and his B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 2019.

Aaron M. Ruffin joins the firm in Baton Rouge practicing with the casualty and mass tort and energy and environmental litigation groups. Prior to joining Kean Miller, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dontae L. Bugg of the Fairfax County Circuit Court and the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps. Aaron earned his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2019 and his B.A. in Economics from Brown University in 2012.

Dylan T. Scully joins the firm in Baton Rouge practicing with the energy and environmental litigation group. He earned his J.D./D.C.L., cum laude, from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2022 and his B.S. in Accounting, cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2019.

HOUSTON

Hannah G. Colvin joins the firm in Houston practicing with the casualty and mass tort litigation group. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2022 and her B.A. in English, cum laude, from University of Mississippi in 2019.

LAFAYETTE

Madeleine E. Breaux joins the firm in Lafayette practicing with the oil and gas, business and corporate, and real estate groups. Prior to joining Kean Miller, she externed for the Honorable Patrick J. Hanna and the Honorable Michael J. Juneau of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Madeleine earned her J.D./D.C.L., magna cum laude, from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2022 and her B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018.

NEW ORLEANS

Brittany Williams Flanders joins the firm in New Orleans practicing with the energy and environmental litigation group. Prior to joining Kean Miller, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane T. Milazzo of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Brittany earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2021 and her B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 2017.

Divya Jeswant joins the firm in New Orleans practicing with the state and local tax group. Divya has more than ten years of experience in Mumbai, India representing and advising multinational and local clients in tax-related matters. Divya earned her LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law in 2022 and her B.A./LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University in 2009.

David T. Judd joins the firm in New Orleans practicing with the offshore energy and marine litigation group. Prior to joining Kean Miller, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane T. Milazzo of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. David earned his J.D./D.C.L., magna cum laude, from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2021 and his B.A. in Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2017.

Kelicia D. Raya joins the firm in New Orleans practicing with the energy and environmental litigation group. Prior to joining Kean Miller, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Kelicia has experience in federal law, including criminal, post-conviction, maritime, and immigration. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2021 and her B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2014.

Andrew B. Young joins the firm in New Orleans practicing with the offshore energy and marine litigation group. Prior to joining Kean Miller, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Michael J. Juneau of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Andrew earned his J.D./D.C.L., magna cum laude, from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2022 and his B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2018.

SHREVEPORT

Reagan E. LaPietra joins the firm in Shreveport practicing with the labor and employment law and construction groups. She earned her J.D. from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2022 and her B.A. in Political Science from University of Mississippi in 2017.

About Kean Miller
Kean Miller 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 5.0 certified, an honor bestowed for a select group of law firms which 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 Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Houston, and The Woodlands, and 190 attorneys, Kean Miller delivers sophisticated and practical counsel to Fortune 500 leaders, national businesses, and local companies.

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