Stephen Rue’s Mission, Professional Biography and Personal Story
Stephen Rue’s Mission is to provide extraordinary legal representation to each of his clients. Stephen Rue live his mission as you may see should you seek his legal services.
Stephen Rue & Associates is our Greater New Orleans law firm with five area law office locations to serve you and your family. Our Louisiana law firm combines the work of senior attorney Stephen Rue with his team of experienced associated attorneys.
Mr. Rue is a highly-respected trial lawyer, author and lecturer. In addition to running Stephen Rue & Associates, he has taught at Loyola Law School, was Vice Chairman of the Civil Law and Litigation Section of the Louisiana Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Areas of Law Practice
Stephen Rue leads a team of attorneys and support staff in three primary areas of law practice:
- 1. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death;
- 2. Divorce, Child Custody and other Family Law Needs; and
- 3. Criminal Defense and Dui Defense
Stephen Rue’s Experience in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
In his three decades of representing individuals injured or killed in car wrecks, truck collisions, bus accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, medical malpractice and toxic tort class actions, Stephen Rue has represented thousands of clients. Stephen Rue and his team of attorneys is proud to have successfully litigated and received numerous multi-million- dollar trial judgments and settlements. Every case is different, we cannot guarantee results and results do vary; but it is our goal to achieve your desired legal outcome. Stephen Rue has represented injured clients and family members of persons who were killed in what has become known as the “Mother’s Day Bus Crash” where 22 of 43 passengers died. Many more were severely injured. Stephen Rue has also a family who lost 5 members of their family who were killed in an extremely tragic Slidell car accident in 1999 which involved an off-duty sheriff’s deputy.
Whether in a tremendously severe and tragic vehicle collision or a less traumatic rear-end collision or other injury, Stephen Rue and his team of attorneys will provide you and your family with the personal professional attention that you and your family deserve. It is an honor and great responsibility to represent our clients in their time of need. We will provide you this same respect and competency in the representation of you or your family member. Stephen Rue is honored by being selected the “BEST ATTORNEY” in Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans Readers Poll (2012).
Stephen Rue’s Extensive Experience in Divorce, Child Custody and Family Law Cases
Stephen Rue is very well known for representing clients in significant child custody, family law and divorce cases. Stephen Rue and his team of Louisiana Family law attorneys has represented over two thousand clients over the past three decades in divorce and child custody cases, including domestic abuse allegations. Stephen Rue has personally been awarded the honor of being named the “BEST DIVORCE LAWYER” in Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans Readers Poll each time the periodical has had that category in the poll. Stephen Rue is also the Author of several bestselling divorce and child custody books on Louisiana Family Law including Louisiana Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support Guide: Winning Tips of Divorce Attorney
Stephen Rue Who Practices in New Orleans Region (In Paperback and on Kindle) and 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).
Available at Amazon.com and fine book stores.
Stephen Rue is best known for his specialized focus on the representation of a parent in disputed child custody cases, domestic abuse and domestic violence cases and partitions of community property resolution. As a prior client once said, “Hire Stephen Rue before your spouse does.”
Stephen Rue’s Team of Lawyer’s Valuable Experience in Criminal Defense, DUI and Traffic Ticket Representation.
Attorney Stephen Rue is a valued member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Rue and his criminal defense litigator Lawrence Alterman represent persons charged with crimes in all parishes throughout Louisiana, with most of our criminal defense clients being charged with crimes in Jefferson Parish, New Orleans. St. Charles Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. Bernard Parish, and Plaquemines Parish. Attorney Lawrence Alterman previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson Parish. Our team of attorneys can help you or a family member with any criminal charges, dui/dwi charges, whether first offense, second offence dui of third offense dui. We also have attorneys that assist clients in resolving traffic tickets, speeding tickets, hit and run, as well as driving under a suspended license.
Many of our clients have drug charges filed against them in which they need our help getting them out of jail. We can assist 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call our office at any time.
Stephen Rue’s Awards and Personal and Professional Recognition
Stephen Rue is recognized as a 2017 SUPER LAWYER. Stephen Rue is honored by being selected the “BEST ATTORNEY” in Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans Readers Poll (2012).
Stephen has a “SUPERB” 10 out of 10 Rating by AVVO Attorney Ratings, and has Stephen Rue continues to receive many 5 Star yelp reviews from his clients. Rue has been recognized as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates. Stephen Rue’s awards and invitation to membership in prestigious legal organizations grows yearly.
Stephen Rue’s Involvement in Greater New Orleans and Mardi Gras
Stephen Rue is the reigning King of the Mardi Gras Krewe of Alla, which is the 4th oldest Mardi Gras parading organization in New Orleans history.
Stephen Rue is also a proud full member of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club which is the most prestigious and selective African American organization in the City of New Orleans.
Stephen has been a member of Zulu since 2003. In 2009, for the 100 th Year Anniversary of Zulu, Stephen Rue was elected by its members, as the first Caucasian Mr. Big Stuff Royal Character in the century history of the organization. The photo shown here shows, Stephen Rue and his Mrs. Big Stuff CNN’s Soledad O’Brien at the Zulu Ball in 2009. Stephen Rue is also a Zulu Tramp walking group in Zulu. He aspires to be the first Caucasian King one day, if so honored by his fellow members.
Stephen Rue is a Louisiana Christian Lawyer and Family Man
Stephen Rue is a practicing Christian who happens to be an extremely competent and skilled lawyer. Stephen is a Member of the First Baptist Church of New Orleans.
Stephen Recently became engaged to his future bride Elizabeth. They live together with their Cavapoo puppy Evie.
Stephen Rue’s Humble Beginnings to "Best Attorney" Honors
Stephen Rue grew up under the loving care of his widowed mother Jeannie Rue. Jeannie worked as a public-school teacher to put Stephen and his sister through school and college.
Stephen Rue graduated from Loyola Law School with high grades and a driving will to succeed not only for himself but also for his client. Stephen was first hired as an associate attorney in a downtown law firm that represented Lloyd’s of London and other insurance companies. After a few years, Stephen decided that representing insurance companies against victims of negligence was against his personal principals; therefore, Stephen decided to start his own law practice and help people in need.
Stephen saw an old boarded-up Steak and Egg Restaurant that had been for sale for several years on Williams Boulevard in Kenner (Near one of Stephen’s first clients). Stephen ask the elderly owner of the property if he could buy the old building under an owner financing agreement with a small down payment. The elderly owner agreed and so Stephen renovated the old Steak and Egg Restaurant and turned it into a law office.
Stephen, at that time, could not afford the renovate and live in a separate apartment, so he lived in one of the back rooms of the law office for almost two years. Since that time, nearly three decades since, Stephen Rue has, with allot of hard work, skill and dedication to his clients (one client at a time), has now become one of the most recognized, praised and honored attorneys of the Greater New Orleans Area. Stephen Rue now offers his skills and expertise to you. Stephen is a telephone call away. Please contact Stephen Rue today.