Steven J. Levine - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Steven J. Levine

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 225-376-0220

Steve Levine practices in the area of litigation with a focus on environmental counseling. Mr. Levine has wide experience in environmental litigation arising from enforcement, toxic tort, and business-related claims, and as a significant part of these engagements, he works closely with experts in a variety of professional fields. He routinely interacts with the Environmental Protection Agency in several regions and state environmental regulatory agencies in several states in matters relating to litigation, permitting, compliance orders, and penalty orders. Additionally, he counsels lending and real estate institutions on such matters as environmental assessments, contractual arrangements, and wetlands issues.

Mr. Levine’s practice serves the petrochemical industry, the transportation industry, the banking and real estate sectors, the power generation sector and other industry business sectors. He is the practice coordinator of the litigation group in the Baton Rouge office.

Before entering law school Mr. Levine gained substantive educational and practical experience in the areas of fisheries biology, water resources, conservation, and resource management.

University of MarylandBS 1974Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeMS 1977LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1984
Louisiana State Bar AssociationBaton Rouge Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Client Comments

"Steve Levine is THE environmental attorney. His strengths are that he is very knowledgeable in the environmental field because of the many projects he has worked on in the past. Additionally, he is from the southern portion of the U.S. and knows the culture and is culturally sensitive in certain instances which help our company since we are located in the north. He is also very efficient and cuts to the chase instead of wasting time with minor details. He is very good at designing approaches and is open to even "radical" approaches to see if they work. We have been successful in several instances. Steve also tries to see the situation from an overall holistic approach so that we are not leaving anything that can still be negotiated on the table but the loop is closed."

"Steve Levine is a down-to-earth attorney with much real world experience. He brings in additional assistance when it is needed and his advice is well-thought out and always helpful. You can rely on Mr. Levine to come through in difficult situations."

-David Herrin
Manager Environmental Compliance
Union Tank Car

Office Location

II City Plaza, Suite 1100
400 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5618
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Baton Rouge Metro Area
Steven J. Levine has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Railroad Law