Kristie M. Hightower

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Lake Charles, LA

Lundy Lundy Soileau & South, LLP
 | 501 Broad Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: 337-439-0707
Fax: 337-439-1029
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Environmental (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kristie M. Hightower – a partner at Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, LLP, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana – helps clients throughout the area who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Representative matters include product liability, toxic torts and dangerous drug cases. Ms. Hightower also handles class actions and mass tort litigation nationwide.

    A graduate of Louisiana State University, Ms. Hightower obtained a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication in 1991. She remained in Baton Rouge for several years and worked at the LSU Alumni Association, serving as an assistant director before becoming a paralegal at her current firm. Ms. Hightower remained in that capacity while attending the Mississippi College School of Law. She received her Juris Doctor in 2007 and became admitted to practice before all Louisiana and Mississippi state courts the following year.

    Since becoming an attorney, Ms. Hightower has earned the esteem of her fellow professionals for her track record and high degree of ethics. She has received a perfect 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo, and she has also been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, where she serves on several of its litigation groups. 

    In the District of Columbia, along with two of her partners and other attorneys, Kristie represents victims who developed brain tumors after cellphone exposure. She also represents clients who have developed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphona in litigation against Monsanto. 

    Currently, Kristie is also actively involved with the Talcum Powder Litigation, representing women and the families of women who have used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talcum powder products for years and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  She was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for consolidated Multi-District Litigation, In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, pending in federal court before Judge Freda L. Wolfson, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey in Trenton.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Environmental
    Focus Areas

    Class Actions, Toxic Torts, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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    About Kristie Hightower

    Admitted: 2008, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage: http://lundylawllp.com/kristie-hightower/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top 100 Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Top100 Lawyers, The National Trial Layers, 2017
    • America's Top 100 Attorneys
    • Top 100 Laywyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Top 100 Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association Top 25

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
    • Madison County Bar Association, Member
    • Mississippi, 2008
    • Mississippi Bar Association, Member
    • Capital Area Bar Association, Member
    • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
    • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member
    • Louisiana, 2008
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Cell Phones and Brain Cancer," Harris Martin's Emergin Toxic Tort Litigation Conference, Long Beach, California, December 11, 2015, Co-Author/Presenter, 2015
    • "The Continued Effort to Deny Justice," Louisiana Association for Justice Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 10-11, 2015., Co-Author, 2015
    • "To Boldly Go Where No Litigator Has Gone Before - A New Litigation Frontier, An Overview of the Developing Science," American Association for Justice Conference, Montreal, July 2015, Co-Author, 2015
    • "Cell Phone Radiation - The Next Asbestos or a Boondoggle," American Association for Justice Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2012, Co-Author, 2015

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    Educational Background:

    • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, B.A., Major: Mass Communications, Minor: Business Administration, 1991
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    Office Location for Kristie M. Hightower

    501 Broad Street
    Lake Charles, LA 70601

    Phone: 337-439-0707

    Fax: 337-439-1029

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    Last Updated: 5/28/2019

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