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Victor J. Suane, Jr.

Vic Suane is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller.  He joined the firm in 2007 and practices in the environmental and litigation groups.  Vic is a litigator and counselor for local, regional and national clients in a variety of oil and gas, environmental, regulatory, wetlands loss, pipeline, commercial, and general litigation matters.

Vic was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana in 2014 by the Louisiana State Bar Association, has been listed as a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2016, and was appointed as a member of the 2018 class of Fellows of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

Representative Experience

  • Defense of legacy oil field site contamination and NORM lawsuits involving alleged soil and sediment contamination, alleged shallow groundwater contamination, and alleged drinking water aquifer impacts
  • Representation of oil and gas exploration, transportation and production companies in lawsuits by landowners claiming property damages related to oil and gas operations, including surface and groundwater contamination and wetlands loss
  • Representation of pipeline companies in expropriation and other property law matters, including pipeline rights of way involving federal and state laws of eminent domain and surface rights in south Louisiana
  • Representation of individuals and businesses in contract disputes
  • Representation of services company in lawsuit alleging personal injuries resulting from chemical release
  • Representation of out of state individual in fraud claim and contract dispute brought by a local business
  • Representation of national non-profit organization in a lawsuit seeking damages for defamation and restriction of privileges
  • Representation of local non-profit organization in lawsuit by former director seeking injunctive relief


Vic earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Rhodes College in 1998. He earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2007 from the Southern University Law Center where he was a member of the Southern University Law Review and American Inns of Court.  While at Southern, he received several awards for his classroom excellence.


  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2007; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, National and American Bar Associations

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Age and Race: The Court’s Search for Equality Through the ADEA, 33 Southern University Law Review 399.
  • CLE Presentation, Attorney-Client Privilege/Work-Product Doctrine, November, 2012
  • Business Law Society Presentation, Southern University Law Center, Developing Business as an Associate, September, 2012
  • Environmental Seminar Presentation, I Wish They Hadn't Written That!, September, 2012

Community Service

  • 2016 Israel M. Augustine Award, Louis A. Martinet Society, Greater Baton Rouge Chapter
  • 2013 President's Award recipient, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Past President, Member, Board of Directors, Louisiana School for the Deaf Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Council Member, Young Lawyers Section (2011-2013), Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Member,  Belly Up With the Bar Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Kean Miller Team Co-Captain, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, Walk to Remember, 2007-2009
  • Volunteer, Kean Miller Dictionary Project
  • Volunteer, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Easter Egg Hunt, Buchanan Elementary, 2006–present; North Highland Elementary, 2006-2007
  • Volunteer, Literacy Night, Buchanan Elementary, 2006-2007

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