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Kathleen Pontier Rice

Phone: (504) 599-8234
Fax: (504) 599-8130
Email: Kathleen Pontier Rice


Products Liability
Admiralty & Maritime
Insurance Coverage

Loyola University Law School, New Orleans, 2007, J.D., Cum Laude

Louisiana State University, 2004, B.S., Magna Cum Laude

Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, 2007
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007

Louisiana Bar Association
St. Thomas Moore Inns of Court
Louisiana Bar Association

Frilot partner Kathleen 'Katie' Pontier Rice focuses on the Admiralty and Maritime Practice Area, working on all manner of cases involving admiralty issues, including Jones Act and personal injury defense, charter disputes, collisions, allisions and marine insurance. Ms. Rice also works in the diverse field of commercial litigation and on a range of cases involving product liability litigation.

A magna cum laude graduate of Louisiana State University and a cum laude graduate of the Loyola University School of Law, Ms. Rice served as President of the Student Bar Association at Loyola and was a member of the Moot Court Staff. Ms. Rice joined the firm as an associate in August 2007 after clerking at Frilot the previous summer. Ms. Rice serves an active role in recruitment at the firm and the summer associate program.

She has obtained bar and court admissions to the Eastern, Middle, and Western District Courts of Louisiana, and the Unites States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Rice is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the St. Thomas Moore Inns of Court.