AREAS OF PRACTICE
Rhodes College, B.A., 2010
Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law J.D., 2014
Mathilde V. Semmes was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in October of 2014. She received her education from Rhodes College (B.A., cum laude, 2010) and Loyola University College of Law (J.D., 2014). She was a member of the Maritime Law Journal and Moot Court staff while attending Loyola Law, participating as an oralist and coach for various Moot Court competitions. Upon graduation from law school, she was recognized for her oral advocacy and brief writing skills when she was inducted into the Order of Barristers in 2014. In July 2017, Mathilde has been named a finalist for the Frank L. Maraist Award of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
Ms. Semmes also has a history of working closely with local pro bono organizations. During her time at Loyola Law, Ms. Semmes was awarded "Law Student of the Year" by The Pro-Bono Project New Orleans (2012), received the Gillis Long Poverty Center's "Public Service Award" (2013), and donated her time as a student practitioner in the Community Justice Law Clinic. Before starting with Courington, Kiefer & Sommers, Ms. Semmes volunteered for a pro bono organization in Berkeley, California, Root & Rebound, where she helped research, edit, and publish part of a Legal Manual that seeks to aid prisoners reentering into society with basic knowledge of their legal rights.
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