Andrea M. Knouse

 Mayhall & Blaize


Areas of practice:

Oil & Gas / Mineral Law.

Favorite BRBA project or event:

Belly Up with the Bar.


Working out and reading.

If I had more time, I would:

Learn to play the piano. 

What's the biggest challenge facing attorneys today:

Student loan debt.

Best thing about being a lawyer:

The law is always changing, so I like best being able to learn new things.

Bet you didn't know:

I wish I had some great secret or hidden talent.

Currently reading:

This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper.


Texas Christian University and LSU Law School.


My father, Stephen, is a professor of Business Management at the University of Louisiana; my mother, Teri, is Assistant Director of the University of Louisiana Lab School; my sister, Jessica, is a senior marketing associate with AAA Travel Agency; my brother-in-law, Nick, is in his third year of residency in psychiatry.

What was the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney?

I wish I had a great story, but I graduated with a B.S. in psychology, and I knew that wouldn't pay the bills unless I have some form of a graduate degree, so law school it was!

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Favorite law school memory:

Graduation: Whew, done!

Board/Committees I serve on:

Vice Chair of Belly Up with the Bar.


If you would like to contact Andrea, her email address is:

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