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S. Beaux Jones

S. Beaux Jones - Attorney

Biography

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. 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 LSU 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 also a former fellow in the Loyola University Institute for Environmental Communication and currently serves as treasurer for the Louisiana State Bar Association – Environmental Section.

Outside of the office, Beaux enjoys spending time with his wife Emilie Bahr and his 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.

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)

Presentations

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)

Publications

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)

New Orleans Bar Association

American Bar Association
· Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

Louisiana Sea Grant Legal Advisory Council

Bike Walk Louisiana
· Founding Member

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Contact Information

S. Beaux Jones

504.585.7781
504.293.5604
bjones@bhbmlaw.com
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Legal Assistant: Michelle Capitano
504.585.7813
mcapitano@bhbmlaw.com

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Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 2011

Education

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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