Bernie Boudreaux

Bernie Boudreaux’s principal areas of practice are in business negotiations, joint ventures and business dispute resolution. He served as executive counsel to Governor M. J. Foster, Jr. from 2000 to 2004. During that time he successfully mediated or negotiated settlement of disputes between Harrah’s, Inc. and the New Orleans Restaurant and Hotel Association, Harrah’s, Inc. and the State of Louisiana, the New Orleans Saints and the State of Louisiana, and the three Louisiana Indian tribes and the State of Louisiana as to renewal of gaming compacts. Mr. Boudreaux successfully mediated the end of the forty-seven year old desegregation litigation between the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, the United States Department of Justice and the NAACP after having been appointed mediator by U.S. District Judge John Brady. Mr. Boudreaux is a registered Louisiana Civil Mediator.


Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1961.
University of Louisiana, B.A., 1960

Professional Licenses

Admitted to practice before all Louisiana courts, United States District Courts in Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Memberships, Honors, Professional Associations

  • Captain in the USAF, Judge Advocate’s Department, 1961- 1964.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of and General Counsel for Sterling Sugars, Inc.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of AVOCA, Inc.
  • Member of the LSU Board of Supervisors 1998-2006 (Chairman: 2005-2006)
  • Member of the Louisiana State Law Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, Louisiana State University Law School 2004 - present
  • Served on the Louisiana Supreme Court Committees as to Cameras in the Courtroom, and Appellate Delay
  • Served as president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, and chaired its committee on the Louisiana Code of Evidence at the time of the adoption of the code
  • Former member of the Louisiana Judicial College
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank in St. Mary Parish
  • Former advisory board member for Whitney National Bank
  • 2006 Inductee - Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

Publications and Teaching

  • Co-author of the Louisiana Sentencing Guidelines Manual, West Publishing Company, 1993
  • Regular guest lecturer at CLE programs at LSU Law Center, Southern University Law School, the Louisiana Judicial College, and the Louisiana District Attorneys Association.
  • Lectured at Austral University Law School, Ditella University Law School and Catholic University of Argentina Law School; and adjunct professor at the LSU Law Center.