Kevin Cunningham, a partner of SSG, joined the firm in 2009 and represents a varied client base before the legislature, federal and state agencies and local government.
Prior to joining SSG, Kevin was a partner with Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhoff & McCollister, where he served on the firm’s Executive Management Committee. From 1996 to 2001, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Mike Foster, where he oversaw the $14 million Urban and Rural Grant Program. In addition to other duties, he also chaired both the Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development (TIMED) Task Force, which resulted in much-needed infrastructure development, and the Louisiana Task Force for the Reduction of Automobile Insurance Rates, which brought about significant insurance and rate reforms.
An avid tennis player, Kevin is the past President of the Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association, where he oversaw the return of a challenger series tennis tournament to the city and a resumption of a grade school “Introduction to Tennis” program. During his tenure, he also increased participation in the world-class Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, which attracts top professional and amateur wheelchair players from throughout the world. Other past civic involvement includes the Council for Judicial Excellence and a member of Kiwanis International.
Having developed an expertise in property and casualty insurance law, Kevin was recently selected by the State Commissioner of Insurance to serve on the High Auto Insurance Rates Task Force, which is developing legislative and regulatory solutions to combat this growing problem. In addition, he serves as an active member of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s Civil Justice Reform Advisory Council, of which he is also a past chairman, and he was asked to serve on the Board of Directors for Metro YMCA.
The son of a retired army officer and an educator who also served as an administrator with the State Department of Education, Kevin was born in Wurzburg, Germany, and graduated high school in Seoul, Korea. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in 1985, where he was a member of the Southern University Moot Court Board (1984-1985). While there, he also received the American Jurisprudence 2nd Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of corporations. He earned his Bachelor of Science in management information systems from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1982. Kevin is married to Helena R. Cunningham, also an attorney, CPA and affordable housing developer. They have two children, Kevin Jr., an attorney working in Baton Rouge, and Sydne, a second-year law student at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.