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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 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
  • Representation of supermajor, major, and independent oil and gas companies in Louisiana “Legacy” lawsuits, brought by landowners seeking property and remediation damages, including surface, subsurface, sediment, NORM, groundwater contamination and wetlands loss, related to historical oil and gas exploration, transportation and production activities
  • Representation of oil and gas companies in royalty and production in paying quantity lawsuits brought by lessors seeking damages and lease cancellation
  • Representation of operators and former operators seeking site closure and letters of no further action before the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Representation of major 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 industrial services company in lawsuit alleging personal injuries resulting from chemical release
  • Representation of national non-profit organization in a lawsuit seeking damages for defamation and restriction of privilege
  • Representation of local non-profit organization in lawsuit by former director seeking injunctive relief
Education

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.

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