Stephen R. Rue

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Kenner, LA

Stephen Rue & Associates
 | 3309 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065
Phone: 504-332-8433
Fax: 504-443-5533
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Stephen Rue is the founder and senior attorney of Stephen Rue & Associates, which has its main law office in Kenner, Louisiana, and four more across the greater New Orleans metro area. A top-rated, award-winning attorney, Mr. Rue has more than 31 years of experience representing the rights and interests of clients throughout the region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Personal injury and wrongful death
    • Family law and divorce, including child custody and other related matters
    • Criminal and DUI defense

    Through his personal injury practice, Mr. Rue has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those suffering needlessly as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. He served as counsel in the high-profile Mother's Day Bus Crash, which took the lives of 22 passengers, and he has handled numerous other complex matters on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families.

    As a family law attorney, Mr. Rue literally wrote the book on divorce, several actually, and his texts have become best sellers and go-to references for other attorneys, petitioners and respondents on all aspects of Louisiana divorces, child custody and support, visitation, and property division. His effectiveness as a criminal defense attorney is equally notable, and Mr. Rue has secured numerous dismissals, acquittals and reduced charges for clients facing DUI charges and other serious criminal accusations.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Rue has earned numerous accolades from his peers. The National Advocates named him among the country's Top 100 Lawyers in 2017, and New Orleans Magazine named him one of the area's Top Lawyers. Moreover, Gambit Weekly has voted him as Best Attorney and Best Divorce Lawyer in New Orleans, and the National Academy of Distinguished Counsel bestowed him with the Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award in 2015. He is also a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

    Known for his unwavering commitment to his clients, Mr. Rue has received Superb client ratings on AVVO as well as five-star reviews on Yelp and other sources. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

    A 1982 graduate of Southern Methodist University, Mr. Rue earned his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University New Orleans in 1985 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1988. He also completed the intensive National Institute of Trial Advocacy program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and he holds a life mastery degree from Anthony Robbins Mastery University.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Rue is an active member of numerous local, state and national professional legal organizations, and he has written extensively and conducted many lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Family Law
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Criminal Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    White Papers

  • Louisiana Divorce Handbook (2013) - Stephen R. Rue is the author of the Louisiana Divorce Handbook

  • Author Of Louisiana Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support Guide (2015) - Author Of Louisiana Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support Guide

  • Louisiana Family Law Guide (2012) - Stephen Rue is the author of the Louisiana Family Law Guide

  • About Stephen Rue

    Admitted: 1988, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • The Best Attorneys of America, 2014
    • 5 Star Yelp Reviews
    • Recognized as a 2017 SUPER LAWYER, 2017
    • Selected the “BEST ATTORNEY” in Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans Readers Poll, 2012
    • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top Attorneys, Member, 2015
    • “SUPERB” 10 out of 10 Rating by AVVO Attorney Ratings
    • Received the Great Gentleman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the East Jefferson Hospital Auxiliary Association
    • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Lawyers, Member, 2015
    • Million Dollar Advocates, Member

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Louisiana Bar Association, Civil Law and Litigation Section, Vice Chairman
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Fellow

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Member, 2003
    • First Baptist Church of New Orleans, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Louisiana Family Law including Louisiana Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support Guide: Winning Tips of Divorce Attorney, Author, 2003
    • Stephen Rue Who Practices in New Orleans Region
    • Louisiana Divorce Handbook: New Orleans Divorce Lawyer Stephen Rue’s Guide on How to Win Your Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Community Property Division (in paperback and on Kindle), Author, 2013
    • Loyola Law School, Lecturer

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Elected as the First Caucasian Mr. Big Stuff Royal Character in the century history of the organization, Zulu, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • Loyola University, Master of Business Administration
    • Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Business Administration

    Industry Groups

    • Criminal Defense
    • Family Law
    • Personal Injury
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    Office Location for Stephen R. Rue

    3309 Williams Blvd
    Kenner, LA 70065

    Phone: 504-332-8433

    Fax: 504-443-5533

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    Last Updated: 7/23/2020

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