Kellen J. Mathews

Associate, Litigation
Baton Rouge,  LA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Governmental Relations
  • Products Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Charter Schools
  • Government
University Millsaps College, B.A., 2004
Law SchoolPaul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University, J.D., 2008
Admitted2008, Louisiana; Louisiana Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Tribal Court

Professional Memberships / Affiliations

Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
LSBA Young Lawyers Division Council, Member at-large
Leadership LSBA, Co-Chair of Class of 2011-2012
The Crossroads American Inn of Court, President
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Board Member


Kellen Mathews joined Adams and Reese in 2012 as an Associate in the firm’s Baton Rouge office as part of the Litigation Practice Group.

Kellen’s practice includes complex litigation, products liability, education, construction, commercial and personal injury claims.

Kellen’s further representative experience includes:
•Maintaining a robust Labor and Employment practice that includes defense of employers in discrimination claims at both the administrative and federal court levels.
•Assisting employers in the creation and revision of policies and procedures.
•Assisting clients in industries ranging from health care to insurance in navigating the highly nuanced state procurement protest process both at the administrative review level and at the state district court level.

While attending LSU Law School, Kellen served as a law clerk for the Louisiana Department of Labor, the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office and interned for the Honorable Terri Love in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Following law school, Kellen clerked for the Honorable Harry F. Randow in the Ninth Judicial District Court for the Parish of Rapides.

Kellen was a member of the 2010-2011, Leadership Louisiana State Bar Association Class, and went on to serve as co-chair of the 2011-2012 class. He currently serves as an at-large member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council. Kellen is the current Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Diversity Committee and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Diversity Committee.

In the community, Kellen is a board member of The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which assists more than 130 charitable agencies in Baton Rouge and 11 surrounding parishes in feeding the area’s residents .Kellen also serves on the associate board of City Year Baton Rouge and, in 2015, he was honored to be part of the host committee for City Year Baton Rouge’s signature fundraising event, the School House Rock Gala.

Kellen received his J.D. from Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University in 2008, where he was selected to the Chancellor’s List for the Spring of 2006. In 2004, he earned his bachelor of arts in political science from Millsaps College, where he played on the NCAA, D-III football team.
In his spare time, Kellen likes to run, travel and go to New Orleans Saints and LSU football games.


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#HARASSMENT: EEOC Addresses Potential Issues with the Use of Social Media in the Workplace
Kellen J. Mathews, April 3, 2014
On March 12, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) convened a meeting to gather information about the growing use of social media and how it impacts the laws that the agency enforces. Of particular interest to this panel which consisted of top EEOC lawyers,...
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Kellen J. Mathews

450 Laurel Street, Suite 1900
Baton RougeLA 70801


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