E-mail MeG. Bruce Kuehne
Bruce Kuehne is a scholar and a gentleman, and has practiced law in Louisiana since 1976, after graduation from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he was a journalist for the Harvard Law Record, and enjoyed experiences such as interviewing then presidential candidate Jimmy Carter. His interest in journalism and the power of the written word began in high school. He attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans, where he participated in the honors curriculum, lettered in football and track, and participated in many other extracurricular activities.
Bruce graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tulane in 1968, with the highest departmental cumulative grade point average in the graduating class, having been on the Dean's List for all semesters, and being admitted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Scholars & Fellows Program. His major was English Literature, with minors in Psychology and History.
Bruce graduated from Tulane during the Vietnam War and his first full-time employment was with the United States Air Force, in which he served as an Information Officer. His job during this time included News Media Relations, Public and Governmental Relations, and supervision of newspaper publication and radio & television broadcasting. He attained the rank of captain and earned the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Bruce’s legal practice has covered many areas of the law, including bankruptcy; business and consumer transactions; secured transactions; real estate; litigation, (including commercial, consumer, bankruptcy, ERISA, tax and securities litigation). Bruce has been active in the Louisiana Bar Association, including many years of service on the Professional Malpractice Insurance Committee, on which he served as Chair for several years. He is an emeritus member of the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court and served as Master, Recorder and Counselor (vice president) of that organization. He was a founding director of MidSouth National Bank (now MidSouth Bank). Bruce was a candidate for the Nineteenth Judicial District Court in 1996. He also served as Childrens’ Leader in Bible Study Fellowship International for many years and is currently an adult group Bible study leader. Bruce is a voluntary teacher of English for international students on the LSU campus and is an adjunct professor in the LSU legal studies program. He is currently a director of Gulf Coast Teaching Family Services, Inc., a large non-profit organization which provides social services to the needy.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Bankruptcy & Tax Resolution
- Business - Closely Held
- Community Property Division
- Louisiana, 1976
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1977
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
- U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1985
- U.S. Tax Court, 1987
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1990
- Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- J.D. - 1976
- Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
- B.A.magna cum laude - 1968
- Honors: Dean's List
- Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
- Honors: Scholars & Fellows
- Major: English Literature
- Manchester University, Manchester, England
- - Junior Year Abroad, 1966-1967
- Huard's, Inc. v. Southern States Mgmt. Corp. et al. , No. 83-673 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 1984)
- The Louisiana Oilfield Contractors Assoc., Inc. v. International Surplus Lines Ins. Co. et al. , No. 91-947 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 1993)
- Conner v. Mid South ins. Agency, Inc. et al. , C.A. No. 92-0076 (U.S.D.C. W.D. LA, Alexandria Div. 1996)
- Tabor and Byars v. Wolinski et al., No. 99 CA 1732 (La.App. 1st Cir. 2000)
- The Orthopaedic Clinic of Monroe et al. v. Ruhl et al. , No. 34,700-CA (La.App.2nd Cir. 2001)
- Colin Turner et al. v. Miller Transpoters, Inc. et al. , No. 2002 CA 2278 c/w No. 2002 CA 2279 (La.App. 1st Cir. 2003)