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701 Main Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1151, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1151

Established: 1969

Practice Areas

  • Accountants and Attorneys Liability
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Advertising Injury
  • Agent and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Automobile Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Casualty
  • Casualty Insurance Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Defect
  • Contractors Liability
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Defense Litigation
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Design Professionals
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Coverage
  • Environmental Law
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Excess and Umbrella
  • Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • Fire
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • First Party Matters
  • Homeowners
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Insurance Agents
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Jones Act
  • Labor and Employment
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legislative Law
  • Mass Tort
  • Mediation
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Mold and Mildew Claims
  • Municipal Law
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Policy Construction and Interpretation
  • Premises Liability
  • Primary and Excess Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property and Casualty
  • Protection and Indemnity
  • Public Officials Liability
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Slip and Fall
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Subrogation
  • Surety
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Truck Liability
  • Trucks/Heavy Equipment
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Business Formation and Litigation
  • Chinese Drywall
  • Life Sciences
  • Premium Dispute

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About Us

Keogh, Cox & Wilson, Ltd. has proudly represented insurance industry clients in Louisiana for more than 50 years. We strive to provide the highest quality legal services in a timely and cost effective manner. With our offices centrally located in Baton Rouge, our experienced trial and appellate lawyers handle matters in all state, federal and administrative venues.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • AAON Inc.
  • Albertson's LLC
  • Allen & LeBlanc
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Associated Grocers, Inc.
  • Atlantic Scaffolding, LLC
  • Bloomin' Brands
  • Boh Bros. Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • Borden Dairy Company
  • Brock Group
  • Burns & Wilcox Ltd.
  • Celebration Station Properties, Inc.
  • Circle K Stores, Inc., a division of Tosco Corp.
  • CreekStone Companies
  • Daikin Applied Americas, Inc.
  • Davita, Inc.
  • Dee Keller Design, LLC
  • Design Collective, Inc.
  • Dick Corporation
  • Dollar General Corporation
  • Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc.
  • Forte & Tablada, Inc.
  • General Health Systems
  • HKS Architects, Inc.
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • Key Risk (a W. R. Berkley Company)
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Louisiana Scrap Metal Recyclers
  • Lynch Construction Group
  • Markel International, Ltd.
  • Mitchell International, Inc.
  • MMR Constructors, Inc.
  • Owen and White, Inc.
  • Post Architects
  • Randstad USA
  • Savard Labor and Marine Services
  • S & B Engineers and Contractors, Ltd.
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • Service Management Group
  • State of Louisiana
  • Taylors International Services, Inc.
  • Traditions Senior Management, Inc.
  • United Scaffolding, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Armored Services
  • Window World of Baton Rouge

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Personnel Information

Partners


John E. Cox — (1923-2010)


Stephen R. Wilson — (1950-2010)


John P. Wolff, III

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 36

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Bad Faith
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Excess
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Devices
  • Complex Business Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1984
  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • American, Lafayette Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish Bar Associations
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Bench and Bar Section; Ad Hoc Judiciary Committee)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, B.A. (cum laude), 1981
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1984
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1959


Andrew Blanchfield

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 35

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • General Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1988
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State, Baton Rouge and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1981
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1985

Born: 1959


Edward F. Stauss, III

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 34

Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1983
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1986

Born: 1961


Kirk L. Landry

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 29

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Appeals
  • Business Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1991
  • Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
  • Louisiana Claims Association
  • Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. Finance, 1987
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1990
  • Louisiana State University, M.A.H., 1997
  • Louisiana State University, B.I.S., 2016

Born: 1966


Collin J. LeBlanc

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 24

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1997
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 1993
  • Louisiana State University, J.D. (with honors), 1996
Law Review:
Candidate for Louisiana Law Review
Honors:
Order of the Coif

Born: 1970


Chad A. Sullivan

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 19

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Litigation
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Serves as Attorney Chair in Medical Malpractice Cases

Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
Certifications:
  • Registered Nurse
Education:
  • McNeese State University, B.S.N. (cum laude), 1997
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2001

Born: 1974


Christopher K. Jones

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 18

Practice Areas
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Federal, Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.S., 1998
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2002

Born: 1977


Mary Anne Wolf

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 21

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Design Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2005
Additional Biographical Details:

Presenter, Seminars on Construction Law Topics; AAA Panel Member Arbitrator: Commercial & Construction

Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Engineering Society
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Construction and Litigation Practice Group)
  • American Institute of Architects (Baton Rouge Chapter)
  • Louisiana Associated General Contractors
Certifications:
  • Licensed Engineer in Louisiana
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S.E.E. (cum laude), 1983
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1999
Law Review:
Louisiana Law Review

Born: 1961


Martin E. Golden

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 36

Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1995
Memberships:
  • Federal, Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1981
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1984
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Louisiana Law Review, 1984
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. Justice James L. Dennis, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1984-1985
Honors:
Order of the Coif

Born: 1959


Brian T. Butler

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 34

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Construction Liability and Defects
  • Accident Litigation
  • Fire Liability
  • Lender Liability in Magnuson Mass Warranty Act Claims
  • Commercial Liability
  • Complex Liability
  • General Liability
  • Employer Liability
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S.B.A., 1983
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1986

Born: 1961


Tori S. Bowling

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 15

Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Law
  • Industrial Accidents
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and District of Columbia Circuits
Memberships:
  • Federal, Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2002
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./B.C.L., 2005

Born: 1980


Virginia J. McLin

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 13

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Business Formation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2004
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2007
Honors:
Order of the Coif

Born: 1982


C. Reynolds LeBlanc

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 9

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Federal, Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A. (magna cum laude, Dean's List), 2003
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D. (with honors), 2011

Born: 1981


Richard W. Wolff

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 8

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Merchant and Premises Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2009
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2012

Born: 1984


John N. Grinton

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 8

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • General Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Casualty
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Fifth Circuits
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State (Construction Law Section) and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • BREC Foundation (Board Member)
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2008
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2012

Born: 1985


Tiffany T. Kopfinger

Baton Rouge, LA

Practice Areas
  • General Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Warranty/Product Liability Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Contract Breaches
  • Unfair Competition
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Texas State Courts, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2017
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana
Additional Biographical Details:

Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University, E.J. Ourso School of Business, teaching Business Law (2012-2014)

Memberships:
  • Federal, Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
Education:
  • The University of Mississippi, B.S., 2000
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2005

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Associates


Chelsea Payne

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 6

Practice Areas
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2009
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./D.C.L. (magna cum laude), 2014

Born: 1986


Sydnee D. Menou

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 6

Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Insurance Defense including Bad Faith Defense
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Fifth Circuits, 2015
  • Louisiana Supreme Court, 2015
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2011
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./D.C.L. (cum laude), 2014

George A. Wright

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 6

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • Merchant Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • Bradley University, B.S. Organizational Communication, 2010
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2014

Cole Frazier

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 1

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Merchant Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court
Education:
  • Nicholls State University, B.S. (Dean's List, President's List), 2015
  • Paul M Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University, J.D./D.C.L., 2019

Catherine S. Giering

Baton Rouge, LA

Years of Experience: 21

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Construction
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Complex/Multi-party Litigation
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Healthcare Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
Memberships:
  • Federal, American, Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, B.A., 1996
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1999

Born: 1974


Laura Marcantel

Baton Rouge, LA

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Merchant Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2020
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations
  • Dean Henry George McMahon Inn of Court
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2017
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./D.C.L., 2020
Law Review:
Senior Editor, Journal of Energy Law and Resources
Honors:
Winner, Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition, Dean's Scholar

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