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Michael G. Lemoine

Special Counsel

Mike Lemoine is special counsel in the Lafayette office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2024 and practices in the offshore energy and marine litigation group. Mike has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of maritime, oilfield operations, insurance coverage, and product liability litigation. He has extensive practice and trial experience in state and federal courts in both Louisiana and Texas. Mike routinely represents clients in multi-party complex litigation involving personal injury and property damage related to oil and gas production and exploration activity on land, sea, and structures on the outer continental shelf, explosions, allisions, contractual and insurance disputes, construction defects, products liability, and general commercial liability matters. He has considerable experience with state and federal appellate litigation.

Mike also has extensive experience and success in subrogation litigation, as well as bad faith litigation. He speaks at and conducts client and continuing education seminars on a variety of topics.

  • Served as lead trial lawyer for a multinational oilfield service company in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout and explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest oil spill in American history, including the multidistrict litigation before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Led a team of more than 30 attorneys and support staff involved in defending the company in this massively complex litigation. The company was completely exonerated by the MDL Court in January 2012 pursuant to a motion for summary judgment filed by the litigation team at the conclusion of discovery.
  • Served as state-wide coverage counsel in Louisiana for a national healthcare company, providing commercial liability policy coverage opinions.

Mike earned his J.D. from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1981. He earned his B.A. in Economics, with Honors, from Louisiana State University in 1977.

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1981
  • Admitted, Texas, 2022
  • Admitted, New York, 2022
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent-rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Super Lawyer,” Louisiana Super Lawyers, Transportation/Maritime, 2008-2018
  • “BTI Client Service All-Star,” BTI Consulting Group, 2014
  • “Top Lawyer,” Acadiana Profile, 2016, 2020-2021, 2023