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S. Beaux Jones

S. Beaux Jones - Attorney


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, son Hudson and daughter Marley, 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.

In the News

Representative Matters

Faulk v. Union Pacific, 2015 WL 3972503, 172 So. 3d 1034 (La. 06/30/2015)

Faulk v. Union Pacific, 576 Fed. Appx. 345 (5th Cir. 2014)

State v. Rico Webb, 144 So. 3d 917 (La. 05/07/2014)

Furie v. Swepi, 152 So. 3d 255 (La. App. 2nd Cir., 2014)

In Re Manson Construction, 544 Fed Appx. 412 (5th Cir. 2013)


Coastal Law in Louisiana: “Coastal Use Permits: Best Practices and Recent Litigation” (March 14-15, 2019)

LSBA Environmental Law Section Annual Seminar: “Ethical Issues in Environmental Reporting” (December 14, 2018)

Environmental Due Diligence Luncheon (November 30, 2018)

Gulf Coast Land Institute: “Legal Implications of Coastal Restoration” (October 11-12, 2018)

Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference: “Release Reporting in Louisiana: When, How, to Whom and What Happens if you Don’t” (October 24-25, 2018)

State of the Coast Conference: “Louisiana Coastal Program Law & Policy” (May 30, 2018)

State of the Coast Conference: “Public Access, Private Property and the Legislature’s Attempt to Find a Solution” (May 30, 2018)

Women’s Energy Network (March 22, 2018)

Association of Corporate Counsel: “Individual Accountability for Corporate Employees” (March 21, 2018)

Mineral Law Institute: “Legal Implications of Coastal Land Loss” (March 16, 2018)

Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit: “Climate Change Maladaptation and Mitigation II: Post-Disasters” (March 10, 2018)

Coastal Law in Louisiana: “Ownership of the Water Bottom” (March 2, 2018)

Mariners Club: “Coastal Land Loss & Restoration: Why the Maritime Industry Matters and How it is Helping Find Solutions” (January 9, 2018)

Louisiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Annual Seminar: “Mechanisms to Extract Value from Property While Benefiting Conservation and Restoration Goals” (December 15, 2017)

LSU Law Center’s Scholars for Environment and Energy Development: “Careers, Community & Conservation Panel” (October 25, 2017)

Southeast Environmental Law and Regulation Conference: “Louisiana Regulatory Update” (June 2016)

Louisiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference: “Two Wheel Tangle: Bicycles and the Law” (March 2014)

Louisiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section CLE: “Recent U.S. Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Environmental Law” (November 2013)

Center for Planning Excellence Smart Growth Conference: “Pedal Power: How to Make Communities More Bike Friendly” (November 2013)


Article: Five Questions to Ask if Your Facility Has a Release

Article: La., U.S. Supreme Courts Weigh In By Not Weighing In on Highly Watched Cases

Article: Arguments to Combine Land Loss Suits Rejected

Article: A Tale of Two Bayous – Bayou Bridge and Bayou Canard

Article: Eastern District Finds Pipeline Companies Owe Duty to Servient Estate Landowner

Article: Environmental Whistleblower Statute

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, Vice Chair (2018-2019)
· Environmental Section, Treasurer (2017-2018)

American Bar Association
· Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

New Orleans Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

· Environment, Energy and Resources Committee, Co-Chair (2018-2019)

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

Youth Empowerment Project’s 40 Under 40 (2018)

Louisiana Sea Grant Legal Advisory Council

Louisiana Forestry Association

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Environmental Law Institute

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Westbank Business & Industry Association (WBIA)

The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans

Land Trust for Louisiana

Bike Walk Louisiana
· Founding Member


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Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 2011

Texas, 2017


Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./D.C.L., 2011

Davidson College, B.A. Political Science, 2008


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