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Stephen Rue

Stephen Rue

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce & Separation, Family, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Child Support

About Me

Stephen Rue is a powerful legal advocate for you.  Rue has been voted "BEST ATTORNEY' in Gambit Weekly's Best of New Orleans Poll 2012.  Stephen Rue is very well known as an extremely experienced attorney who is highly respected and highly recommended by former clients and members of the community.  In fact, lawyers and judges have recommended Stephen Rue for firneds and family members in need of a great attorney. 


Stephen Rue is the Senior Attorney at the law firm of Stephen Rue & Associates which has three law offices in the Greater New Orleans area, including offices in New Olreans, Gretna and Kenner, Louisiana.


Stephen Rue and his team of attorneys can represent clients in three main areas of law:


PERSONAL INJURY - Stephen Rue & Associates has represented thousands of clients having settlements and judgments in the millions of dollars. (Individual results of course vary). Whether in a car accident, a medical malpractice suit or slip and fall case, Stephen Rue is ready to help you today.


CRIMINAL DEFENSE - Stephen Rue's team of lawyers include a former Assistant District Attorney for Jefferson Parish and other experienced lawyers, including Stephen Rue, with extensive criminal defense representation experience.  Whether one has a drug charge, theft charge, domestic violence charge, revocation of probation, DUI/DWI, traffic offenses, speeding, major felony cases and minor misdemeanors, and expungements, Stephen Rue will be able to assist you.


FAMILY LAW - Stephen Rue has been Voted Best Divorce Lawyer in New Orleans for two consecutive years by Gambit Weekly Readers Poll.  Additionally, Stephen Rue is the best selling author of four books on the subject of Louisiana Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Domestic Abuse, Community Property and all other family law topics. His most recent book can be found on and is entitled Louisiana Divorce Handbook.  Rue has represented over 2,000 clients in divorce, custody, support and property matters throughout Louisiana.  He is ready to assist you today.


Stephen Rue and his experienced team of attorneys primarilly assists clients in Courts in the following areas: New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines Parish.  Rue represents individuals with leagal problems in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, Harahan, Westwego, Covington, Slidell, Hahnville, Destrehan, Boutte, LaPlace, Reserve, the Entire Northshore, Westbank, Eastbank, and surrrounding parishes and cities throughout Louisiana.


Contact Attorney Stephen Rue today!          


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 13%
    27 years, 400 cases
  5. Other: 27%
  6. More 



Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Stephanie Moss Quigley

    Stephen is a skilled attorney with a very approachable style.


    Stephanie Quigley Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Attorney at Law

3309 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA, 70065-3801

Stephen Rue & Associates

422 Derbigny Street
Gretna, LA, 70054

Stephen Rue & Associates

4209 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA, 70119



NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015
DCActive 200105/24/2015
LAEligible to practice law198807/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BEST ATTORNEYGambit Weekly2012
Mr. Big Stuff Royal CharacterZulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club2009
Best of New Orleans Gambit WeeklyBest Divorce Lawyer2003
Best of New Orleans Gambit WeeklyBest Divorce Lawyer2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyStephen Rue & Associates1991 - Present
AttorneyJohnson & McAlpine1988 - 1991
Intern Law ClerkUnited States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana1986 - 1987

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Best Attorneys of America,LLCFounder2014 - Present
March of Dimes Chef's GalaChairman2014 - 2015
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - 2013
Knights of JasonKing2006 - 2007
Motion Picture Association of LouisianaPresident2005 - Present
Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure ClubFull Member2003 - Present
Louisiana Association for JusticeMember1991 - Present
Louisiana State Bar Association, Civil Law and Litigation SectionVice Chair1990 - 1990
United States District Court for the Eastern District of LouisianaBar Member1988 - Present
United District Court for the Middle District of LouisianaBar Member1988 - Present
United District Court for the Western District of LouisianaBar Member1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1988 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFellow1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaPresident1987 - Present
Institute of PoliticsFellow1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In Re: TEEN XChild Divorced from his parent.
Mother's Day Bus CrashMillions in Settlement and Judgments
In Re: Silicone Breast Implant Products Liability LitigationSettlements

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Publication NameTitleDate
Louisiana Divorce HandbookLouisiana Divorce Handbook2013
Louisiana Family Law GuideLouisiana Family Law Guide2003
ForbesVoodoo Divorce1999

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawFellowNational Institute of Trial Advocacy1988
Loyola University New OrleansBusinessMBA - Master of Business Administration1985
Southern Methodist UniversityBusiness AdministrationBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1982
St. Martin's Episcopal High SchoolN/AUnknown1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tulane Law SchoolDemonstrative Evidence2002
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence2002
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence2001
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence2000
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence1999
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence1998
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence1997
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence1996
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence1995
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence1994
Louisiana Trial Lawyers AssociationDemonstrative Evidence1994
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence1993
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemostrative Evidence1992
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemonstrative Evidence1991
Loyola Law School Skills ProgramDemostrative Evidence1990
Louisiana Trial Lawyers AssociationDemonstrative Evidence1990
Loyola School of LawDemonstrative Evidence1989
Loyola Law SchoolDemonstrative Evidence1988