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Deborah J. Juneau

Deborah Juneau is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 1999 and practices in the healthcare group. Deborah represents a variety of health care providers, including physicians, physician groups, social workers and mental health rehabilitation programs, nursing homes, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, and other health care providers, as well as businesses that provide services to health care providers, in health law administrative, regulatory and litigation matters, Stark and anti-kickback matters, qui tam cases, fraud and abuse, defense of Medicare and Medicaid audits, defense of debt recovery actions by U.S. Department of Treasury, reimbursement, exclusion and reinstatement, and medical malpractice defense.  She also represents health care providers before the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, Louisiana Board of Nursing, Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, and other licensing boards, as well as before credentialing agencies such as managed care organizations and hospitals.  Deborah also represents clients in commercial and business litigation and insurance defense.

Representative Experience

  • Assist physicians in matters before the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Representation of numerous health care providers in defense of qui tam and False Claims Act cases
  • Representation of numerous health care providers in defense of Medicare and Medicaid post-payment audits and in administrative proceedings for recoupment of Medicare and Medicaid payments with significant reductions in recoupment amounts
  • Representation of physicians and other healthcare providers in transactional matters that involve regulatory compliance questions under the Stark law and state and federal Anti-Kickback statutes
  • Representation of physicians, social workers, nurses, personal care service providers, and other health care providers in professional licensing board and credentialing matters and DHH licensing matters
  • Representation of numerous physicians, physician groups, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, radiology techs, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and other health care providers in defense of medical malpractice claims
  • Representation of numerous commercial and industrial clients in personal injury litigation
  • Successfully defended dismissal of case against a major chemical company on grounds of abandonment by winning unanimous Louisiana Supreme Court decision


Deborah earned her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1976. She earned her J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1999 where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Louisiana Law Review. Deborah is a member of the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame.


  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1999


  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; American Health Lawyers Association; Louisiana Hospital Associations, Society of Hospital Attorneys

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Community Service

  • Past Member, Advisory Board, Teach for America South Louisiana
  • Board of Directors, Keep Louisiana Beautiful
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center
  • Site Committee, Capital Area United Way