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Shiena Marie N. Burke


Shiena Marie Burke is an associate in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2024 and practices in the casualty and mass tort litigation group. Prior to private practice, Shiena Marie served as a federal clerk in the Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. She also served as a clerk in the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Public Defenders Office, the Orleans Public Defenders Office, and with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General. She has experience in a variety of areas including Defense Base Act matters, insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, general liability, marine litigation, and workers’ compensation.

Shiena Marie was recently appointed to the Louisiana State Bar Association’s House of Delegates for the 22nd Judicial District Court. She was also selected by the Louisiana Bar Foundation as one of four contributors for the 2023-2024 Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid, a Louisiana Bar Foundation Education Committee program.

Prior to law school, Shiena Marie worked at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) as a Research Assistant in the Executive Directors Hypoxia lab.


Shiena Marie earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2019. She served as Admiralty Moot Court Team Oralist & Brief Writer, Loyola Maritime Law Journal Comment & Symposium Editor, Immigration Clinic Student Practitioner, and Asian Pacific American Law Student Association President. She received the CALI Award for the highest grade in Louisiana Property I and Seminar in Marine Pollution.

Shiena Marie earned her B.A., cum laude, in Government and Minor in Microbiology from the Nicholls State University Honors Program in 2015, where her thesis was titled “Bioethics and the Culture of Death.” She was selected as the 2013 Louisiana Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Grant Winner for “Comparison of EROD activity to PAHs between two beach burrowers.” She won 1st Place in the Social Science Division at the 89th Louisiana Academy of Sciences. Shiena Marie served as the Student Government Association Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Sigma Sigma Sigma Philanthropy Chair, and was inducted into the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society.

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2019
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • House of Delegates, 22nd Judicial District Court, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Left Behind: The BP Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement Agreement, Loyola Maritime Law Journal, Comment 2018
  • Military Justice: Sex Crimes and Maritime, Loyola Maritime Law Journal, Comment 2018
  • The Art of Storytelling in the Workplace, Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation, New Orleans Chapter, June 20, 2024
  • Motions for Summary Judgment: Valuing a Case, CE Session, Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International Meeting in New Orleans, May 2, 2024
  • The Impact of Black Lung Claims on the Trucking Industry and Insurance Sectors, Louisiana Claims Association 2023 Convention, June 9, 2023
  • Defense Base Act Litigation & War Hazards Recovery, Hybrid CLE Seminar in Orange County, May 25, 2023
  • Co-Presenter, Defense Base Act & War Hazards Compensation Act, CaseExperts CLE Webinar, May 17, 2023
  • Defense Base Act Overview (an extension of the Longshore Act), New Orleans Claims Association, April 27, 2023
  • Latest Developments in Workers’ Compensation and What Are My Exposures When Employees Work from Home? New Orleans Chapter of the Risk Insurance Management Society, March 22, 2023