Kristie M. Hightower

Kristie M. Hightower

Partner

Practice Areas
Education

Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
J.D. – 2007

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.A. –  1991

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

State of Mississippi, 2008
State of Louisiana, 2008

Honors, Awards and Appointments

America’s Top 100 Attorneys
Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2017
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association Top 25
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best Attorney”

Focus/Professional History

Kristie attended Louisiana State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Mass Communications and a minor in Business Administration. Kristie joined Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South in 1996, as a paralegal in the Lake Charles office, then transferred to the firm’s office in Jackson, Mississippi.  Kristie attended Mississippi College School of Law earning her Juris Doctorate degree in 2007, graduating in the top 15% of her class.  During law school, Kristie served as a Guardian ad Litem and Law School Bar Association Officer. After being admitted to the Mississippi and Louisiana Bars in 2008, she began her work as an attorney at Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South.

Kristie’s practice areas include personal injury, product liability, toxic tort, mass tort and class action. Kristie has been particularly active through the years with the firm’s environmental cases, which not only provided an opportunity to perform in an area she enjoys, but also to work closely with clients who were members of affected neighborhoods, forming relationships while working toward a resolution to better their circumstances. Related to the cell phone radiation cases, she appeared in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., representing victims with brain tumors in litigation against the cell phone industry. As part of a larger team, that included partners, Hunter Lundy and Rudie Soileau, Plaintiffs’ Counsel obtained a favorable ruling in August 2014, allowing expert testimony for the plaintiffs in these groundbreaking cases, supporting a cause and effect link between radiation exposure generated by cell phones and certain brain tumors.

Currently, Kristie is 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 (MDL), 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.

Prior to her legal career, Kristie was an Assistant Director for the LSU Alumni Association in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Professional Associations

American Association for Justice
Louisiana Association for Justice
Louisiana State Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Fifth Circuit Bar Association
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Capital Area Bar Association
Madison County Bar Association