Kevin has a wide range of litigation experience handling matters arising out of industrial operations. He has defended clients in cases involving chronic and acute chemical exposures, product liability, premises liability, transportation accidents, business interruption, property damage, mass tort, and class actions. He has represented major corporations and trade associations in both state and federal courts, including as national coordinating counsel for a Fortune 500 company in the defense of legacy toxic tort cases.

Kevin has provided counsel to clients on the legal implications of their industrial hygiene, safety, and document retention policies, as well as press releases following catastrophic events. He has been a member of a client’s refinery crisis response team to interact with local and federal regulatory agency officials in the event of excessive air or water releases.

Kevin served on a trial team defending chemical companies and trade associations against claims of an industry-wide conspiracy to hide the health effects of vinyl chloride monomer, successfully defeating the claims on a national scale.


Chronic Toxic Exposures: Asbestos; Benzene; PCBs; VCM; Other Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Acute Toxic Exposures: Crude Oil Spills; SO2; H2S; Isobutane; Carbon Tetrachloride

Maritime Injury, Jones Act, and FELA Claims

Class Action and Mass Tort Claims Related to Industrial Air and Water Emissions

Clean Water Act (OPA-90 and NRDA)

Property Damage and Diminution of Value Claims

Oil Field Contamination

Nuisance Claims Involving Industrial Operations

Extensive Document Retrieval, Review, and Production Projects

Deposing and Defending Expert Witnesses

Bench and Jury Trials, Mediations, and Jury Focus Groups

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

LSU Board of Supervisors’ Certificate of Excellence

SWLA Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Award

Leadership Southwest Louisiana, Graduate

Civic Affiliations

  • Educational and Treatment Center, Inc., Board of Directors
  • United Way, Program Audit Committee

Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Steering Committee, Oil Spill Litigation Emerging Issues Program Committee Member (2010)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Orleans Bar Association


Publications & Presentations


  • DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar, Program Moderator

    Defense Research Institute

  • DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar, Program Moderator

    Defense Research Institute



  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana


J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (1997)

B.S., Louisiana State University (1994)

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