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James R. Silverstein

James R. Silverstein

Kean Miller LLP
  • Construction Law, Environmental Law, Maritime Law...
  • Louisiana, Texas
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Summary

Jim Silverstein practices in the areas of admiralty and maritime, products liability, energy, construction and environmental law.

Jim has extensive litigation experience, and has successfully defended clients in cases involving various aspects of maritime, admiralty, energy, and oil and gas law. He also maintains an active practice successfully defending manufacturers in product liability cases. He has defended cases involving numerous products, including ladders, electrical motors, fans, table saws, radial arm saws, planers, power tools, cranes and pumps. He has also successfully defended and prosecuted cases in the commercial litigation field.

Jim is an accomplished trial lawyer and is listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2010-2019 and The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2020. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). He currently maintains an "AV" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest level of professional excellence.

Jim has tried in excess of 65 cases to a conclusion, obtaining defense verdicts in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

Jim earned his B.A., cum laude, from Tulane University in 1977. He earned his J.D, cum laude, in 1981 from the Tulane University Law School.

Education
Tulane University
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
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Tulane University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
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Professional Experience
Partner
Kean Miller LLP
Current
Awards
Louisiana Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Awarded consecutively from 2010-2019
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Awarded consecutively from 2012-2020
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
American Bar Association (ABA)
Member
Current
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Defense Research Institute
Member
Current
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American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
Current
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Louisiana Bar Association
Member
Current
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Texas Bar Associations
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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Texas
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5th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Products Liability
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
James R. Silverstein Website Profile
Website
Kean Miller LLP Website
Blog
Louisiana Law Blog
Blog
Texas Law Blog
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
New Orleans
909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
USA
Telephone: (504) 620-3363
Fax: (504) 585-3051