G. Trippe Hawthorne

G. Trippe Hawthorne

Kean Miller LLP
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Construction Law...
  • Louisiana, Texas
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Trippe Hawthorne is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2004 and practices in the construction, ADR and business litigation groups. Trippe has experience in all phases of the construction industry and in a wide variety of commercial litigation, and general litigation matters, including design and construction contracting and dispute resolution across all sectors, including industrial, commercial, public, and residential; public bidding and procurement challenges; and public and private works lien laws. Trippe has experience with administrative law and occupational licensing law, having served as General Counsel for the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors. Trippe also has insight into the Federal Court system, having served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John V. Parker, United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, from 1995 to 1996. He is a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), 2018.

Trippe serves as a special advisor to the Louisiana Law Institute Security Devices Committee for its Private Works Act Revision Project and is a frequent speaker on construction and design related topics such as the Louisiana contractor's licensing law, industrial engineering and construction contracting and procurement, construction industry issues, heavily negotiated contract provisions, and public bid disputes, and on broader topics, such as diversity in the legal profession and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is an arbitrator and mediator with Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions and is listed in the Louisiana Civil Mediator's Registry, maintained by the Louisiana State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution section.

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. | Law
Honors: Member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi and is a member of the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame.
Baylor University
B.A. | Philosophy
Professional Experience
Kean Miller LLP
- Current
Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell
Law Clerk to Judge John V. Parker
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
Articles & Publications
Bill to Revise and Update the Louisiana Private Works Act Passes out of the House of Representatives, Louisiana Law Blog, May 9, 2019
Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors Updated Rules, Louisiana Law Blog, February 15, 2019
Practice Note: Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Louisiana, Practical Law, 2017
Practice Note: Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Louisiana, Practical Law, 2016
Recent Developments in the Louisiana Public Bid Law, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, August 24, 2017
Speaking Engagements
ADR and Mediation: The Next Generation of Dispute Resolution Techniques, Kean Miller Outside Insights, December 6, 2012
Louisiana Private Works Act, National Association of Credit Management Conference, March 14, 2013
International Arbitration, Interlaw Americas Meeting, February 2014
Recent Developments in Private Works Act, Louisiana Bankers Association Bank Counsel Annual Conference, December 10, 2015
Heavily Negotiated Contract Provisions, Louisiana Engineering Society, September 25, 2015
Heavily Negotiated Contract Provisions, Kean Miller Business Briefing Seminar, March 18, 2016
Citizen Lawyer Award
Louisiana State Bar Association
Crystal Gavel Award
Louisiana State Bar Association
Edward D. Grant Volunteerism Award
YMCA of the Capital Area
40 Under 40
Baton Rouge Business Report
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Americans Inns of Court
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
5th Circuit
United States Court of Claims
United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of Louisiana
United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Louisiana
United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Hearing Loss Defense
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
G. Trippe Hawthorne's Website Profile
Kean Miller LLP Website
Texas Law Blog
Louisiana Law Blog
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
Baton Rouge, Downtown
400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 389-3741
Fax: (225) 388-9133