AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Family Law
- General Business and Commercial Litigation
- Labor, Employment, and Workers' Compensation
Kathleen was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on March 30, 1983, and grew up in Olla, Louisiana. She graduated with honors from LaSalle High School. She also graduated with honors from Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre-Law. From there she enlisted in the United States Army as a paralegal and served her 4 year active duty tour at Fort Bragg, North Carolina with the XVIII Airborne Corps at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Kathleen received numerous military awards and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant after only two years of service while she worked as a paralegal in the Criminal Law Section. From there, she became the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Capital Litigation Section of the XVIII Airborne Corps Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Upon the end of her active duty tour, Kathleen elected to serve an additional 2 years in the United States Army Reserves at the 2nd Legal Support Organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana. During her reserve tour, she enrolled in law school at Louisiana State University, where she later received her Juris Doctor Diploma and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law. Kathleen now lives in Sulphur, Louisiana, and in her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, cooking, fishing, and swimming.
Admitted to the Bar, 2014, Louisiana. Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.
Education: Louisiana College Bachelor of Arts, (2006); LSU Law Center (cum laude 2014). Recipient of a Faculty Scholarship all three years of law schools. Selected to receive the Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens Scholarship for 2012-2013 and the Gold, Weems, et al Memory of Leo Gold Scholarship for 2013-2014. She was on the Chancellor's list in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. She was awarded a CALI Award for achieving the highest grade in Contracts in the Fall 2011 semester. Kathleen was very active in Trial Advocacy and was selected to receive the academic honor of serving on the Trial Advocacy Board of 2013-2014, and she was elected by her peers to the position of Secretary on the Executive Board governing the Trial Advocacy Board members.
Kathleen was also honored to clerk for the Supreme Court of Louisiana as an extern for Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson during the Fall of 2012.
Kathleen was recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as being a Top 10 Family Law Attorney under 40 in Louisiana.
- Board Member for the Literacy Council of SWLA