Cynthia St. Amant

A member of the firm, Cindy has been with K&W since 1998. Her practice focuses primarily on consumer protection class actions and insurance coverage litigation. She is currently managing the Press overhead and profit class action (the only successfully resolved class action after Katrina), the Cox antitrust MDL, and the firm’s Chinese drywall litigation. In addition, she has managed large, multi-state class actions, such as the Cooper Tire litigation, which consisted of 33 state class actions involving violations of state consumer fraud statutes or deceptive trade practices associated with the alleged faulty manufacture of tires, and the Second Chance litigation, which consisted of 7 state class actions alleging claims of breach of warranty and violation of state consumer protection laws associated with the sale of alleged faulty bullet proof vests to law enforcement officers. Both of these actions ended in multi-million dollar settlements providing relief to consumers who had purchased potentially defective and deadly products. Additionally, she has handled a number of insurance coverage and broker liability claims following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, including the Press class action against Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation for unpaid overhead and profit associated with certain property damage claims.

Prior to joining K&W, Cindy clerked at the Louisiana Supreme Court for Justices Lemmon and Bleich and served as a staff attorney in the Court’s Civil Staff Division.

Cindy is a member of the State Bars of Louisiana and Texas and is admitted to practice before all Louisiana and Texas State courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit.

Leadership in Law - 2015


Recent Activities & Honors

  • Leadership In Law, City Business, 2015

Publications & Presentations

  • Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: VPL Revisited – Recent Developments in Interpreting Louisiana’s Valued Policy Law Louisiana Advocates, Part XV (May 2007).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Offsets and Deductions, Louisiana Advocates, Part XIV (May 2007).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Threshold Legal Issues, Louisiana Advocates, Part II (Apr. 2006).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Recent Developments in Law, Case Management, Louisiana Advocates, Part XIII (Mar. 2007).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Adjustment Accountability, Louisiana Advocates, Part XII (Feb. 2007).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Review of Removal & Remand Arguments, Louisiana Advocates, Part XI (Jan. 2007).
  • Katrina Litigation One Year Later, Insurance Section Newsletter, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Winter 2007).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Proof of Loss, Louisiana Advocates, Part X (Dec. 2006).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Discovery, Louisiana Advocates, Part IX (Nov. 2006).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Prescription, Louisiana Advocates, Part VIII (Oct. 2006).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Recent Cases, Louisiana Advocates, Part VII (Sept. 2006).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Bad Faith Litigation, Louisiana Advocates, Part VI (Aug. 2006).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Bad Faith Stories, Louisiana Advocates, Part V (July 2006).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: The Claims Process, Claims Handling, Bad Faith Denial of Claim, Louisiana Advocates, Part IV (June 2006).
  • Handling Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Claims Management, Louisiana Advocates, Part III (May 2006).