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.
Practicing law since 2008, Kellen has experience in complex litigation, commercial law, products liability, governmental relations, municipal law and commercial and personal injury claims.
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 Court for the Parish of Rapides.
Kellen's representative experience includes:
· Handling labor and employment matters for the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana and advising the tribe on personnel and labor issues in connection with its casino resort.
· Working extensively with the administration of the City of Pineville on the update of its City Code, as well as addressing other municipal issues.
· Assisting the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in formulating policy and regulations related to levee control and flood protection.
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 serves as an at-large member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council.
In the community, Kellen has served on the board of directors of both the YMCA of Central Louisiana and the Hope House of Central Louisiana. He is President of the Crossroads American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville.
In 2008, Kellen received his J.D. from Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University, where he was selected to the Chancellor's List for the Spring. 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.
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