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Tyler Moore Kostal

Tyler Kostal is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller.  She joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the energy and environmental litigation practice group.  Tyler assists in the defense of major energy companies in lawsuits involving oil and gas litigation, environmental litigation, toxic tort litigation, wetlands loss litigation, pipeline litigation, commercial litigation, and appeals.  She also assists clients with settlement and litigation issues related to Medicare reporting and compliance obligations. 

Prior to joining Kean Miller, Tyler 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.  Tyler also 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.  In this capacity, Tyler assisted the court with 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. 

Representative Experience

  • Representation of oil and gas companies in lawsuits involving soil and groundwater impacts related to historic oil and gas operations
  • Representation of oil and gas and pipeline companies in lawsuits involving land loss and subsidence issues 
  • Representation of oil and gas companies in lawsuits involving personal injuries and property damages from NORM exposure and contamination claims, including class action and mass joinder cases
  • Representation of a joint defense group of oil and gas companies in lawsuits involving NORM exposure and contamination 
  • Representation of a joint defense group of oil and gas and pipeline companies in lawsuits involving land loss and subsidence issues 
  • Representation of oil and gas companies in lawsuits involving mineral rights and contract disputes under mineral leases and purchase and sale agreements
  • Representation of oil and gas companies in litigation relating to the Haynesville Shale
  • Assists in resolution of healthcare lien obligations under Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) in toxic tort matters for global energy companies

Education

Tyler earned her B.B.A., cum laude, in economics and marketing in 2005 from the University of Mississippi. 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.

Admissions

  • 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

Memberships

  • Member, New Orleans, Louisiana State, Federal, and Fifth Circuit Bar Associations; Association for Women Attorneys; Women's Energy Network, Southeast Louisiana Chapter (Public & Industry Relations Director-New Orleans)

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Community Service

  • Volunteer, Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP) Program, Harry Thompson Center
  • Member, "Food from the Bar" Campaign, New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys
  • 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