Kimberly Lewis Robinson

Kimberly Lewis Robinson is a special counsel in the firm's Tax, Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Her practice is primarily focused on state and local tax matters, including tax and business planning, tax incentives, appeals, audits, economic development financing and incentives, and governmental relations.

Before becoming special counsel for Jones Walker, she served as special counsel for the Office of the Governor of the State of Louisiana, where she provided legal counsel to Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. During her tenure with the governor, Ms. Robinson served as a liaison to the Departments of Revenue and Economic Development, and served as senior policy adviser on economic development, insurance, and revenue policy. Ms. Robinson also worked for six years in the Louisiana Department of Revenue, serving as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Legal Affairs and Confidential Assistant to the Secretary. From 1998–2000, she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Justice Bernette J. Johnson, Louisiana Supreme Court.

Professional Licenses

Louisiana, 1998

Membership, Honors, Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Taxation)
  • Dean's Advisory Council, Louisiana State University College of Business
  • Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc. (Member, Board of Directors & Executive Management)
  • Living Faith Christian Center (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Member, Section on Taxation)
  • Young Alumni Leadership Council, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
  • Selected for Baton Rouge Area Leadership, 2003
  • Selected for Leadership Louisiana, 2003
  • Selected by Baton Rouge Business Report as one of Forty Under 40, 2006

Education

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1998
  • Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program, Driving Government Performance, 2006
  • Louisiana State University, M.A. in Public Administration, 1995
  • Louisiana State University, B.A. in Political Science, 1993

Location

Office located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Areas of Concentration

  • Economic Development
  • Government Relations
  • Public Finance
  • State & Local Tax
  • Tax & Estates
  • Tax & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Tax Credit Programs

CLE and Teaching

Economic Development Financing", October 15, 2008

Jones Walker Overview of 2008 Louisiana State Legislature Regular and Extraordinary Sessions, July 3, 2008