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Camalla Kimbrough Guyton

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Camalla Kimbrough Guyton concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, construction litigation, and employment law matters.

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Successfully dismissed several claims against banks and other financial institutions for claims related to wrongful foreclosure and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

Successfully defended clients in a multi-million dollar lawsuit involving breach of contract and tortious interference with contractual relations claims related to the alleged entry into a bareboat charter agreement.

Represented a contractor in a nationwide collective action involving claims related to the alleged misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime, resulting in the plaintiffs voluntarily decertifying the collective action.

Professional Biography


Ms. Guyton has a broad range of experience at the trial and appellate levels. She has extensive experience representing financial institutions in a wide variety of matters, including mortgage servicing litigation and other mortgage-related matters, lender liability claims, wrongful foreclosures, and claims of unfair and deceptive trade practices.

She is also experienced in construction litigation matters, and regularly represents engineering and construction companies, especially program managers. Her employment law experience includes defending clients against nationwide collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and against charges of race discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. Additionally, Ms. Guyton defends clients in business tort, personal injury and wrongful death, bankruptcy and collection matters, and assists clients in a variety of business transactions, including corporate acquisitions and obtaining tax and economic incentives.

While attending law school, Ms. Guyton served as an intern for the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. 

  • Successfully dismissed several claims against banks and other financial institutions for claims related to wrongful foreclosure and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

  • Successfully defended clients in a multi-million dollar lawsuit involving breach of contract and tortious interference with contractual relations claims related to the alleged entry into a bareboat charter agreement.

  • Represented a contractor in a nationwide collective action involving claims related to the alleged misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime, resulting in the plaintiffs voluntarily decertifying the collective action.

  • Advised numerous clients in connection with earning and selling Louisiana Motion Picture Investor Tax Credits.

  • Successfully dismissed claims brought against a program manager by a subcontractor on a multi-million dollar public project.

  • Successfully represented a company in suit against an independent contractor for trade dress infringement and unfair competition.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Banking and Finance Litigation (2021)
  • Listed as a Louisiana Rising Star in Louisiana Super Lawyers in Employment Lit: Defense (2017); Employment & Labor (2018); Banking (2019 – 2021)
  • Fellow – Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (since 2020)
  • Pathfinder Program Participant – Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (2015)
  • Member – Federal Bar Association
  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Social Media Subcommittee Chair, Trial Evidence Committee
  • Member – Louisiana Bar Association
  • Member – New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member – Association for Women Attorneys
  • Member – The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.
  • Member – DRI
  • Board of Directors – Funny Bones Improv
  • Member – Duke Alumni Association
  • Trial Advocacy Faculty – Tulane University Law School
  • "Law in the Corporate World," Tulane Black Law Alumni Reunion Weekend (February 2019)
  • "Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace," Essentials of Employment Law CLE, New Orleans, Louisiana (September 2016)
  • Co-presenter – "Navigating Anti-Retaliation Statutes and Practical Tips for Avoiding Retaliation Claims," Baker Donelson Labor and Employment Seminar (May 2015)
  • Co-presenter – "Lesser Known Anti-Retaliation Statues," ABA – EEO Committee CLE (April 2015)
  • "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Collection Law From Start to Finish CLE, New Orleans, Louisiana (May 2014)

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2011
    • Member – Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property
    • Moot Court Board
  • Duke University, B.A., 2008

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

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