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Mary Catherine Joiner

Baton Rouge
(225) 490-5008
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Ms. Joiner is an Associate in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. She assists firm clients primarily in the area of Energy & Natural Resources. 

While attending law school, Mary Catherine was a law clerk with Bradley Murchison. She assisted firm attorneys conducting legal research, drafting memoranda, examining title history, and drafting title opinions. During this time, Mary Catherine assisted Honorable Scott McLemore, Vidalia City Court Judge, remotely conducting research and drafting memoranda.  She also clerked for the Louisiana Department of Justice in the Lands and Natural Resources section. While at the DoJ, Mary Catherine co-authored two articles with Assistant Attorney General, Ryan Seidemann, which provided updates of funeral and cemetery case law. Additionally, during her time in law school, she worked for the East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender.

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Southern University Law Center

  • Dean’s List – Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Evidence, Construction Law, and Advanced Legal Writing
  • Senior Editor, Southern University Law Review
  • Ambassador, Student Recruitment Committee
  • President and Founder, Southern Law chapter of the American Constitution Society
  • Vice President, Southern Law Running Club

 Loyola University New Orleans

  • Loyola University New Orleans Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean’s List – Summer 2012, Spring 2015
  • College of Business President, Student Government Association
  • Junior and Senior Class Representative(s), University Programming Board
  • Membership Vice President, Epsilon Mu Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
  • Member, Loyola Society for Civic Engagement
  • Member, National Society of Leadership and Success

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • To See or Not to See: The Constant Conflict Between Promoting Public Access to Information Whilst Maintaining Confidentiality in Student Records, 45 S.U. L. Rev. 214 (2018)
  • Rising from the Dead: A Jurisprudential Review of Recent Cemetery and Human Remains Cases, 45 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 1 (2019), co-authored with Ryan Seidemann
  • What Lies Beneath: A Jurisprudential Review of Recent Cemetery and Human Remains Cases, 67.2 Drake L. Rev. (forthcoming Fall 2019) , co-authored with Ryan Seidemann
Practice Areas
  • Southern University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2018
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.B.A., International Business and Legal Studies, 2015
Bar Affiliations
  • Louisiana, 2019


SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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