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Tyler Moore Kostal

Tyler Moore Kostal is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller.  She joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the oil and gas, environmental litigation, appeals, and Medicare compliance groups.  Tyler assists in the defense of major energy companies in litigation and appeals involving Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM), oil field legacy sites, and wetlands loss.  Tyler also assists clients with settlement and litigation issues related to Medicare reporting and compliance obligations.

Prior to joining Kean Miller, Tyler served as a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Larry W. Price of the United States Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges in Covington, Louisiana.  Tyler handled longshore claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and Defense Base Act (DBA); recordkeeping claims required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA); whistleblower complaints under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA); and, immigration appeals of Temporary Labor Certification (TLC) and Permanent Alien Labor Certification (PERM) applications.  Tyler subsequently practiced with a New Orleans law firm focused on defending employers and their insurance carriers in claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, War Hazards Compensation Act, and Jones Act. 

Representative Experience

  • Assisted in representation of a joint defense group of oil and gas companies in wetlands loss mass joinder cases
  • Assisted in representation of a joint defense group of oil and gas companies in NORM personal injury and property damage class action and mass joinder cases
  • Supported representation of a major international oil company with significant Louisiana oil field environmental litigation involving NORM, wetlands loss, oil field pit remediation, and ground water issues 
  • Assisted in resolution of healthcare lien obligations under Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) in mass tort matters for a global energy company


Tyler earned her B.B.A., cum laude, in economics and marketing, from the University of Mississippi in 2005. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2010, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review and Maritime Law Society. While at Loyola, Tyler received the Law Excellence Award for Moot Court and was named a William L. Crowe, Sr., Scholar.


  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2010; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • Member, New Orleans, Louisiana State, Federal, and Fifth Circuit Bar Associations; Association for Women Attorneys; Women's Energy Network, Southeast Louisiana Chapter

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Community Service

  • Member, "Food from the Bar" Campaign, New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys
  • Volunteer, Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP) Program, Harry Thompson Center
  • Past Board Member, Muscular Dystrophy Association Southeast Louisiana Annual Gala
  • Past Co-Chair, Sponsorship Committee, New Orleans Bar Association Annual Bar & Grille
  • Past Member, Fundraising Committee, The Good Shepherd School Annual Fall Gala
  • Past Volunteer, Rebuilding Together New Orleans
  • Phi Mu Fraternity Alumna