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Melissa A. Hemmans

Kean Miller LLP
  • Business Law, Civil Rights, Energy, Oil & Gas Law...
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Melissa Hemmans is an associate attorney in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2000 and practices in the area of litigation. Melissa represents major Louisiana petrochemical and manufacturing clients and local businesses in a wide variety of litigation. She advises clients with regard to litigation strategy management, and she has particular experience in litigation involving toxic tort and environmental claims. Melissa also represents clients in municipal law matters, civil rights defense and oil and gas litigation.

In March 2012, Melissa was appointed interim Hearing Officer by the judges of the Twenty-third Judicial District Court. As Hearing Officer, Melissa presided over all IV-D non-support matters and all protective orders in Ascension, Assumption and St. James Parishes. In addition, she heard all state paternity matters in Ascension Parish.

Melissa earned her B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1996. She earned her J.D. in 1999 from the LSU Law Center. Melissa served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Alvin Turner, Jr., Twenty-third Judicial District Court, Parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Environmental Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Casualty Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of Louisiana
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United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Louisiana
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United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Associate
Kean Miller LLP
- Current
Education
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. | Law
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Louisiana State University
B.A.
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member
Current
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Louisiana State Bar
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Melissa A. Hemmans' Website Profile
Website
Kean Miller LLP Website
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
USA
Telephone: (225) 389-3719
Fax: (225) 388-9133