Kean Miller LLP Names Two New Partners

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that G. Trippe Hawthorne and Alan J. Berteau have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2008.

About Trippe Hawthorne:

Trippe Hawthorne joined the firm in 2004 and practices in the Litigation and Construction Law groups. He has experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation, construction law, and general litigation matters, including business associations, political subdivisions and local government, attorney’s fees litigation, False Claims Act, class action litigation, and redhibition claims.  Trippe served as a Law Clerk to Judge John V. Parker, United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana from 1995-1996.  Trippe earned his law degree from the LSU Law Center in 1995 where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi and is a member of the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Baylor University in 1992.  He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 1995 and is admitted to practice before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Western, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana.  Trippe is a member of the Louisiana State, American, and Baton Rouge Bar Associations, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the Americans Inns of Court.

About Alan Berteau:

Alan Berteau joined the firm in 1995 and practices in the Litigation, Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization and Toxic Tort defense groups. He represents clients in complex litigation matters involving chemical exposure, industrial accidents, and construction materials.  Alan has particular experience representing clients in class action and mass tort cases involving air releases, long-term exposure and groundwater or soil contamination, and in the implementation of computer technology, including mapping and litigation support software, in the management and prosecution of class action litigation.  Alan earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1972. He earned his law degree from the LSU Law Center in 1986.  Alan is a member of the Louisiana State, American, and Baton Rouge Bar Associations.

About Kean Miller LLP:

With 124 lawyers, Kean Miller LLP serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies with significant operations in the Bayou state.  The firm maintains offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lake Charles and Plaquemine, Louisiana.  The firm serves clients in numerous industries including energy, petrochemical and chemical, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, financial services, insurance, gaming, government and education, health care, 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.