Kathleen M. Maynard

Associate

  • location icon New Orleans, LA
    400 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

Kathleen Maynard is an associate in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. She has extensive litigation experience, having advised and represented clients across Louisiana, Nevada and Maryland in state and federal courts. Ms. Maynard has defended clients in single party, complex multi-party, and class action cases. She has argued multiple dispositive motions on behalf of clients that have resulted in summary dismissals of actions. Ms. Maynard primarily focuses on general liability cases alleging negligence and liability for unsafe premises, as well as toxic and environmental torts, medical malpractice and products liability. She also has successfully defended numerous cases brought under the federal ERISA statute, as well as state and federal lawsuits alleging breaches of life, health and disability insurance policies. Ms. Maynard has defended consumer litigation lawsuits alleging violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and claims arising under corresponding state law. Kathleen has successfully defended casinos with an international presence, large retail establishments, manufacturers and regional property management companies, among other corporate clients, in a wide array of matters ranging from alleged security guard negligence, construction defects, and defective products to disputes arising under commercial contracts. In addition, Ms. Maynard was as an arbitrator for the Court Annexed Arbitration program for the Eighth Judicial District Court for Clark County, Nevada and served as a board member and president of the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys.

Offices Held

  • President, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, 2013-2014
  • Board of Directors, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, 2010-2014

Publications

The Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege: A Rational Approach to Defining "Psychotherapist", 45 Clev. St. L. Rev. 405, 1997

Certifications

Arbitrator, Court Annexed Arbitration Program for the Eighth Judicial District Court for Clark County, Nevada, 2012-2014

Admissions

Louisiana

Nevada

Maryland

Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Nevada State Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Howard B. McKibben Chapter, 2007-2014
  • Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, 2009-2014

Awards & Honors

  • A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating)
  • Winner of 1997 Judge John M. Manos Writing Competition on Evidence

Education

University of Baltimore School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1997

  • Law Forum, Recent Developments Editor

University of New Orleans

Bachelor of Arts, 1974

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