Perry Dampf


G. Trippe Hawthorne

Mr. Hawthorne is a graduate of the Mediation Program at Harvard Law School where he gained exposure to all manner of alternative dispute resolution techniques, including mediation, arbitration, Mini-Trials, Settlement Counsel, Collaborative Law, Early Neutral Evaluation, Co-Mediation Services, Med-Arb and Arb-Med. He is listed in the Louisiana Civil Mediator’s Registry, maintained by the Louisiana State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution section. A partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller, Mr. Hawthorne practices in the construction group and the commercial litigation group. He has experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation, construction law, and general litigation matters, including construction disputes of every type. He frequently represents owners and contractors in negotiating industrial and commercial construction contacts. He also has experience with administrative law and occupational licensing law, having served as General Counsel for the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors.

Areas of Concentration

Construction Law – Industrial, Commercial & Residential

Construction Disputes

General Business Disputes



Commercial Litigation

Public Bidding Disputes

Bidding & Procurement

Family Law


Early Neutral Evaluation & Standing Neutral for Construction Projects


B.A., Baylor University (1992)

J.D., LSU Law Center (1995)


Member, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations

Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

Member, Construction Lawyers Society of America

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Member, LSU Law Center Hall of Fame

American Inns of Court