Mary Terrell Joseph: Lawyer with McGlinchey Stafford

Mary Terrell Joseph

Baton Rouge,  LA  U.S.A.
Phone(225) 382-3621

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  • Collections
    University Hollins University, B.A., 1966
    Law SchoolLouisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1970
    Admitted1970, Louisiana

    Professional Affiliations
    •American Bar Association
    •Baton Rouge Bar Association
    •Commercial Law League of America
    •Louisiana Bankers Association
    •Louisiana State Bar Association


    Mary Terrell Joseph is a member in the firm's Baton Rouge office. She has over 40 years experience in the area of collections and creditors' rights, with experience in both retail and commercial collections. She was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as Judge Pro Tempore for the 19th Judicial District Court in 2005.

    Mary is a frequent lecturer in creditors' rights and collection procedures. She has lectured to attorneys, loan officers, credit managers and other credit professionals. In her presentations, she emphasizes the practicalities of credit management and collections.

    Mary is active in the Baton Rouge community. She has served as Capital Area United Way Campaign Chair and Chair of its Board, president of Capital Area Network and secretary of the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting. She also chaired the Arts Council and remains an advisor. She is past president of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge and past president of Greater Baton Rouge Leadership Alumni. Mary has been honored as a Volunteer Activist, an Olympic Torchbearer, one of Baton Rouge's 25 Outstanding Women, YWCA Women of Achievement and received the Community Leadership Award from the Baton Rouge Chamber's Leadership Alumni. Mary is a graduate of CABL's Louisiana Leadership program and a recipient of the Louisiana Bar Association's Crystal Gavel Award. She was also named as one of Woodward White's Best Lawyers in America in Banking Law, Financial Institutions and Transactions Law. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and a former member of the Louisiana State Arts Council Board.


    Mary is a frequent lecturer on creditor's rights, foreclosure and collection. She has co-authored manuals for seminars for Lorman Education Services & National Business Institute which include: Collection Law for Attorneys in Louisiana; Collection Law in Louisiana; Collecting Judgments in Louisiana; Extraordinary Collections Procedures and Bankruptcy Practice in Louisiana; How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Louisiana; Successful Judgment Collections in Louisiana; The Legal Issues of Problem Collections in Louisiana. She has made numerous presentations to the American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association and Baton Rouge Bar Association.

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
    Louisiana Super Lawyers Banking
    The Best Lawyers in America (Banking Law)

    2013 Baton Rouge Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year

    •Crystal Gavel Award, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2009

    News Results

    December 30, 2014
    Twenty-three McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers
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    August 28, 2014
    38 McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015-Six Lawyers Named Lawyer of the Year
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    January 2, 2014
    2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine Recognizes Twenty-Six McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys
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    August 20, 2013
    37 McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Listed as The Best Lawyers in America 2014
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    January 2, 2013
    Twenty-seven McGlinchey Stafford Lawyers Recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers
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    September 25, 2012
    McGlinchey Attorneys Named Lawyers of the Year
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    August 31, 2012
    37 McGlinchey Stafford Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America 2013
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    April 3, 2012
    McGlinchey Stafford's Mary Terrell Joseph Receives the 2012 Esprit de Femme Award

    December 27, 2011
    Twenty-one McGlinchey Attorneys Selected as 2012 Louisiana Super Lawyers

    December 28, 2010
    Super Lawyers Names 22 McGlinchey Attorneys in Ohio and Louisiana to its 2011 List


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    Mary Terrell Joseph

    301 Main Street
    Baton RougeLA 70825


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