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Thomas D. Bourgeois, Jr.

Beau Bourgeois is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2016 and practices in the commercial litigation and construction litigation groups. Beau has represented and counseled owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in the industrial and commercial markets and in both the private and public sectors. He has drafted construction contracts for owners, drafted and filed numerous Private Works Act liens, assisted clients with obtaining contractor’s licenses in multiple states, and represented clients in Public Bid Law disputes.

Prior to joining Kean Miller, Beau served as an Issue Editor for the Louisiana Law Review and spent several summers working as a paint helper and rigger for an oilfield services contractor.

Representative Experience
  • Serving as counsel for a general contractor in a multi-week arbitration involving a subcontractor’s delay claims on a large industrial project
  • Representing an international chemical company in a breach of contract arbitration against a general contractor on a multi-million dollar industrial construction project
  • Serving as trial counsel for a general contractor in a federal court delay dispute against a public owner of residential housing units
  • Defending a general contractor in a defective work and design dispute involving a public construction project at a sewerage treatment plant
  • Prosecuting a claim for a utilities owner against a contractor for damage to its underground cables
Education

Beau earned his B.S. M., cum laude, from Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2013. He earned his J.D./D.C.L., summa cum laude, from the LSU Law Center in 2016, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Louisiana Law Review.

Admissions
  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2016; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Articles, Publication and Presentations Community Service
  • Member, Board of Directors, Big Buddy Program