Courtney T. Joiner
Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP
BRBA: Tell us about your education.
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Courtney is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he received a B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice. A student-athlete, Courtney was a member of the ULM football and track teams. He received his J.D. in 2007 from Southern University Law Center where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Southern University Law Review.
BRBA: Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Monroe, La.
BRBA: Where and what type of law do you practice?
I currently practice in the areas of labor and employment, education law, workers’ compensation and insurance defense.
BRBA: Why did you want to become an attorney?
It is a cliché to say that you want to become a lawyer to help people but that is what attracted me to the profession.
BRBA: If you were not practicing law, what would be your alternate profession?
I would probably be a photographer or a football/track coach.
BRBA: Are you involved with the BRBA? If so, how?
I currently serve on the Belly up with the Bar Committee. I also volunteer with the Family Law Self-Help Resource Center.
BRBA: What is your favorite BRBA activity or event?
Belly Up with the Bar.
BRBA: Are you involved with any other organizations or causes?
I am member of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and previously served on the board of directors for the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
BRBA: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
Respect is not a thing that comes through name, profession or money, respect is something earned through the things you do and the way you live.
BRBA: What are your leisure activities?
I am a semi-professional photographer. I spend most of my leisure time taking photographs of my family and random things around the state.
BRBA: What is the last book that you read?
I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart.
BRBA: Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I once was on Oprah!!
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