Kaye N. Courington
Firm: Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, L.L.C.
Address: 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2105
New Orleans, LA 70130
Membership: New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; Association of Women Attorneys.
University: H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, B.A., 1980; Tulane University, M.Ed., 1982, Tulane University, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Admitted: 1988, Louisiana and U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; 1994, Texas
Biography: Kaye N. Courington, CEO and Founding Member, has tried hundreds of claims in seven trials in Louisiana and Mississippi. Six of the trials involved mass litigation of 10 and 129 plaintiffs (the longest jury trial in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana history). In her capacity as National Coordinating Counsel for a major client of the firm, she helps oversee litigation across the country. She has filed amicus briefs on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, the American Insurance Association, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Coalition for Litigation Justice and the American Chemistry Council.Kaye has testified before a section of the Louisiana Legislature on the issue of hedonic damages regarding tort reform. In May 2011 she co-chaired the Perrin Conference on Issues Driving Toxic Torts. Kaye is on the Environmental/Energy Editorial Board for the Journal of American Law. Kaye is also serving as co-chair of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Insurance Alliance Continuing Legal Education subcommittee. She co-chaired the symposium “Asbestos and Toxic Torts — With a Louisiana Twist” at Tulane Law School sponsored by the Tulane Law Review, the Tulane Federalist Society and the Coalition for Litigation Justice” in 2004.