Douglas Kinler

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Direct: (504) 569-2954
Fax: (504) 569-2999
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Mr. Kinler is a civil litigator who practices primarily in the area of toxic tort matters. He has handled, litigated, and tried a number of lawsuits on behalf of corporations involving personal injury claims arising from exposures to toxic substances. He also periodically handles contractual issues for local musicians in New Orleans. Mr. Kinler previously was appointed to represent indigent or absent parties involving child custody matters in the Juvenile Division of Civil District Court in Orleans Parish.

Mr. Kinler has been involved in the local music industry in New Orleans for the past 25 years, playing guitar for a number of groups including the Bucktown Allstars and 61 South. His musical background has led him to be involved in a number of charitable and civic causes including Children’s Hospital, Make -A-Wish Foundation, Angel’s Place, A Child’s Wish Foundation, Archdiocese of New Orleans, and the Orleans and Jefferson Parish Police Departments.


  • General Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Entertainment Law
  • Insurance Defense


  • Loyola Law School — JD, 1995
  • Louisiana State University — BA, 1992


  • All state and federal courts in Louisiana


  • Co-author of “Louisiana Civil Practice Forms, 2nd Edition” Chapter regarding Jury Charges and Interrogatories


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - member of TIPS section
  • New Orleans Bar Association - member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Metairie Sunrise Rotary Club - member
  • Mr. Kinler is involved in a number of community fundraisers including Children’s Hospital, WYES Television, Archdiocese of New Orleans, New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Police Department, Susan Komen Foundation, and A Child’s Wish Foundation.

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