ENERGY CENTRE - 36TH FLOOR
1100 POYDRAS STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
S. Beaux Jones
Steven “Beaux” Jones joined Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer in 2017 as an associate after working as an assistant attorney general for the Louisiana Department of Justice, where he served as environmental section chief. Beaux is licensed to practice in both Louisiana and Texas and his practice is based in litigation and administrative matters, focusing on environmental, coastal, and oil and gas law. Beaux also authors the firm’s Environmental Law Updates, which provide discussions on Louisiana state and federal court decisions and legislative developments concerning environmental-related matters.
Beaux has argued cases at every level of state and federal court in Louisiana. He has also handled matters before the U.S. 6th Circuit and the D.C. Circuit courts of appeal. While with the State of Louisiana, Beaux advised and represented numerous state agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), the Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), the Office of Conservation, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
Beaux is originally from Ruston, LA. He received his law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center and his B.A. from Davidson College, where he was a captain of the football team and the Southern Conference Champion in the javelin throw. He is a former fellow in the Loyola University Institute for Environmental Communication and currently serves as treasurer for the Louisiana State Bar Association – Environmental Section and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL).
Outside of the office, Beaux enjoys spending time with his wife Emilie Bahr and son Hudson, preferably on a bike or in a kayak. He is passionate about the future of coastal Louisiana and remains heavily involved in efforts to support coastal restoration. He is also an active transportation advocate and previously served as the executive director for Bike Baton Rouge, a 501(c)(3) bicycle and pedestrian advocacy non-profit, as a member of the DOTD Complete Streets Advisory Committee, and was a co-founder of Bike Walk Louisiana.
The Kingfish’s Mineral Legacy: An Analysis of the Legality of State Mineral Leases Granted to W.T. Burton and James A. Noe During the Years 1934-1936 and Their Relevance to former United States Senator and Louisiana Governor, Huey P. Long, LSU Law Journal of Energy Law and Resources, Vol. V., Issue 1, pp. 71-152
Attorney General Opinions: La. Atty. Gen. Op. Nos. 10-0261, 10-0283, 11-0108, 11-0150, 11-0151, 11-0203, 11-0238, 11-0248, 12-0020, 12-0033, 14-0187, 15-0065
Hanging in The Coastal Balance: How do Coastal Communities Choose Between Economic Growth and Protecting their Citizens? Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, Pg. 63
In the Community
Louisiana State Bar Association
· Environmental Section, Treasurer (2017-2018)
American Bar Association
· Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
New Orleans Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
State of the Coast Conference 2018
· Program Committee Member
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
· Board Member, 2018-present
New Orleans College Prep
· Board Member, 2018-present