AREAS OF PRACTICE
Admiralty & Maritime
Supreme Court of the United States
H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College,B.A., 1980
Tulane University, M.Ed., 1982
Tulane University, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Association of Women Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
National Academy of Jurisprudence
Tulane Inn of Court
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 to 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 was on the Environmental/Energy Editorial Board for the Journal of American Law. 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. Most recently in September 2016, Kaye spoke at the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel New Orleans Conference on the topic, "How to Strategically Prioritize Your To-Do's to Balance Work and Life".
Kaye was twice been voted a New Orleans Magazine "Best Lawyer in New Orleans" (2009, 2012) by peer attorneys. She was also chosen three times as a Leader in Law by New Orleans City Business (2013, 2015 and 2016). She was included in Martindale-Hubbell's 2011 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers exclusive to women lawyers who have achieved the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. In 2012, Kaye received a Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. She was featured in the American Bar Association's Meet the Rainmaker column of Law Practice Management in May 2008 and in the Minority Coporate Counsel of America rainmaker profile issue in November 2013. Kaye has also been chosen as a 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.
Kaye was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina on November 18, 1958. She was admitted to the Louisiana Bar, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana in 1988, the Texas Bar in 1994, and the United States Supreme Court in 2011. She received her education from H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College (B.A., 1980) and Tulane University (M.Ed., 1982; J.D., cum laude, 1987.)
Civic activities include appointment to the Director's Council of the Newcomb College Institute, an academic center at Tulane University with a mission to educate women for leadership in the 21st century. Additionally, she previously served as the parents club liaison on the Board of Directors of St. Andrews Episcopal School in New Orleans. In 2017, she was named Woman of the Year by the Louisiana/Mississippi Leukemia Lymphomia Society for raising over $130,000.00 in its Man/Woman of the Year competition. Kaye is a member of "Impact 100," a select group of 100 women who together make a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit yearly.
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