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Steven R. Boutwell

Director, Client Services

Steve Boutwell is the Director of Client Services for Kean Miller. A member of the Legal Marketing Association since 1989, he executes all aspects of the firm’s client service, communications, and marketing programs. Steve has 30 years of experience in the legal industry, and more than 20 years of experience in large, private practice defense firms.  He is a certified White Belt in Process Improvement and Project Management by the Legal Lean Sigma Institute.

His responsibilities include all marketing functions, including corporate identity, branding, advertising, public relations, media outreach, electronic and internet marketing, seminars and client events, collateral materials, crisis communications, budgeting, and special projects. His client service responsibilities include client interviews and surveys, client teams, industry teams, client feedback efforts, research, competitive intelligence, RPFs and proposals, presentations, pricing, client service training, and attorney coaching. 

Steve has served as the Client Retention and Development Director at the Dallas-based law firm of Hughes & Luce, LLP (now KL Gates) and as the Chief Marketing Officer for Bradley Arant Rose & White, LLP (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP). Prior to his career in private practice law firms, Steve served in a variety of sales, management, and publishing roles for Texas Lawyer newspaper (a division of American Lawyer Media) in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, Texas.

Steve enjoys saltwater fishing, collegiate sports, NFL football, mountain biking, hiking, and watercraft.


Steve earned his B.A. in Journalism (Marketing and Advertising) from Louisiana State University in 1988.

Memberships And Community Service

  • Member, Legal Marketing Association
  • Member, Board of Directors (Secretary), City Club of Baton Rouge
  • Member, Business Development Advisory Council, Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC)
  • Member, Garden Guild, St. James Episcopal Church


Your Honor Award, Second Place, Social/Interactive Media, Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2015; Your Honor Award, Honorable Mention, Advertising Campaign, LMA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2013; Marketer of the Year, Sales and Marketing Executives of Greater Baton Rouge, November 2010; Your Honor Award, First Place, Promotional Events, LMA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2007; Your Honor Award, First Place, Branding Campaign, LMA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, April 2002.