Kean Miller LLP Partner Honored with Sustainable Environment Award

Kean Miller LLP partner Charles S. “Trey” McCowan, III has received the Sustainable Environment Award from the LSU School of Coast and Environment, Department of Environmental Sciences.  Mr. McCowan was recognized for his Master’s Thesis entitled The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Louisiana Judicial System.   Mr. McCowan’s thesis involved a case study of the impact of the 2005 hurricanes on the Louisiana court system and the response of the judiciary to the aftermath of the storms.  Importantly, his research, recommendations, and conclusions are transferable to other states facing natural and man-made disasters.   In short, the broad geographic scope of the damage from the hurricanes created impediments to rapid resumption of court operations; however, courts in Louisiana were able to resume operations within a matter of months.  The thesis also examines critical issues regarding implementation of electronic filing and record management systems, passage of legislation providing for extra-territorial exercise of jurisdiction in civil proceedings, and additional training for stakeholders to better prepare for emergency conditions.   Mr. McCowan’s thesis can be found at this link.  

About Trey McCowan

Mr. McCowan is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller LLP. He joined the firm in 1989 and practices in the litigation group. Mr. McCowan represents local, regional and multinational energy and petrochemical clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. He has specific experience representing clients in litigation involving complex commercial agreements and legacy site litigation in the energy industry. He also represents clients with regard to environmental litigation and toxic tort defense.  Mr. McCowan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation, Oil & Gas Law).  He earned his J.D. from Tulane University, cum laude, in 1989, and his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1986.  He is admitted to practice law in Louisiana and is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana and American (Sections on Litigation and Energy and Environment) Bar Associations, the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court, and the Defense Research Institute.  Mr. McCowan earned his Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (Environmental Planning and Management) from the LSU School of Coast and Environment, Department of Environmental Sciences on May 21, 2010.

About Kean Miller LLP

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