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Jason R. Kenney
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Metairie, LA

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504-838-0043

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JASON R. KENNEY was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1980.  He attended Louisiana State University for undergraduate studies and graduated in 2002 with a bachelor degree in Finance.  After his undergraduate studies, he began studies at Tulane University Law School, during which time he was an active member of the Tulane Moot Court.  During law school he was the Moot Court Junior Trial Champion, a Moot Court Senior Trial Competition semi-finalist, nominated as the President of Tulane’s Student Chapter of ATLA, and coach and team member for the Louisiana ATLA trial competition.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane in 2005.

Prior to and during the early stages of his law career, Jason worked as an outdoor writer for eight years and published over 75 stories in local publications.   In 2005 he was admitted to the Louisiana Bar and began practicing in the field of admiralty and maritime law.  He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.   Jason has represented clients all over the Southern Gulf Coast and abroad and has appeared on their behalf in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas state courts, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Kentucky federal courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has tried numerous maritime personal injury cases and collision/allision cases to judges and juries in both federal and state courts.  Jason has also been a guest lecturer and presenter in various areas, including the Jones Act, general maritime negligence, maintenance and cure, punitive damages, seaman status, Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims, and trial practice to industry groups, attorneys, companies, insurers, and at Lloyd's of London.

Areas Of Practice

  • Admiralty and Maritime Litigation
  • Marine Insurance Coverage
  • General Casualty
  • Trial Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Board Member, Tulane Moot Court
    • Honors: Moot Court Junior Trial Champion
    • Honors: Senior Trial Competition Semi-Finalist
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Mariner’s Club for the Port of New Orleans