Mikalia Kott

Mikalia M. Kott is an associate at Herman, Herman & Katz.  Ms. Kott graduated from Louisiana State University in 2000 where she received her Bachelor of Science in Geography and minored in English and History. At LSU, Ms. Kott was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key National Honor Societies. After graduation, she traveled internationally and served with Ameri*Corps VISTA as a Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West.

Ms. Kott attended the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law on a scholarship and received her J.D. in 2005. She was a member of the Moot Court Board and was a semi-finalist in ATLA National Mock Trial Competition.

After law school, Ms. Kott clerked for the Hon. Herbert L. Stern, III, in Denver District Court. Ms. Kott prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases as a Deputy District Attorney in Denver District Attorney’s office where she received The People Are Ready Award for bringing the greatest number of misdemeanor cases to trial.

Since returning to New Orleans in 2008, Ms. Kott has represented plaintiffs in the New Orleans area in a variety of personal injury cases. Ms. Kott joined Herman, Herman & Katz in 2012, Ms. Kott has represented and continues to represent plaintiffs in numerous mass tort cases involving defective pharmaceutical products, including the Transvaginal Mesh, Tylenol, Testosterone, Zofran, Granuflo/NaturaLyte, and Morcellator litigations.  She also worked on the BP Gulf Oil Spill litigation, and continues to litigate cases for individual plaintiffs in various personal injury and products liability cases in both state and federal courts.


  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D. 2005


  • Louisiana
  • Colorado
  • U.S.D.C. for the Eastern, Middle and Western District of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal


  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Member of Moot Court Board
  • Semi-finalist in ATLA National Mock Trial Competition
  • Personal Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Electrocutions
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Offshore Maritime
  • Contamination
  • Wrongful Death
  • 18 Wheeler Trucking
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Colorado State Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • “The Perks and Perils of Practicing Law with Your Father,” Louisiana Advocates (June 2013).