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Kellen J. Mathews


Kellen Mathews joined Adams and Reese in 2012 and is a Partner in the firm’s Baton Rouge office as part of the Litigation Practice Group.

Kellen’s practice includes complex litigation, products liability, education, construction, commercial and personal injury claims.

Kellen’s further representative experience includes:

  • Maintaining a robust Labor and Employment practice that includes defense of employers in discrimination claims at both the administrative and federal court levels.
  • Assisting employers in the creation and revision of policies and procedures.
  • Assisting clients in industries ranging from health care to insurance in navigating the highly nuanced state procurement protest process both at the administrative review level and at the state district court level.

While attending LSU Law School, Kellen served as a law clerk for the Louisiana Department of Labor, the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office and interned for the Honorable Terri Love in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Following law school, Kellen clerked for the Honorable Harry F. Randow in the Ninth Judicial District Court for the Parish of Rapides.

Kellen was a member of the 2010-2011, Leadership Louisiana State Bar Association Class, and went on to serve as co-chair of the 2011-2012 class. He currently serves as an at-large member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council. Kellen is the current Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Diversity Committee and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Diversity Committee.

In the community, Kellen is a board member of The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which assists more than 130 charitable agencies in Baton Rouge and 11 surrounding parishes in feeding the area’s residents.  Kellen also serves on the associate board of City Year Baton Rouge and, since 2015, he has served as a member of the host committee for City Year Baton Rouge’s signature fundraising event, the School House Rock Gala.

Kellen received his J.D. from Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University in 2008, where he was selected to the Chancellor’s List for the Spring of 2006. In 2004, he earned his bachelor of arts in political science from Millsaps College, where he played on the NCAA, D-III football team.

In his spare time, Kellen likes to run, travel and go to New Orleans Saints and LSU football games.