BATON ROUGE, LA—McGlinchey Stafford is proud to announce that the Louisiana Bar Foundation honored Mary Terrell Joseph, an attorney in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, as a 2019 Distinguished Honoree at its annual gala on April 23. (The 2019 awards presentations were delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.)
This honor is reserved for individuals who, through their professional activities, have distinguished themselves and have brought credit and honor to the legal profession. Throughout her career, which has spanned five decades to date, Mary has handled thousands of retail and commercial collections matters and advises clients on creditors’ rights. In January 2005, Mary was appointed Judge, Pro-Tempore, for the 19th Judicial District Court.
Some highlights of her many legal industry honors include the Baton Rouge Banking and Finance Law’s “Lawyer of the Year” recognition, the Louisiana State Bar Association “Crystal Gavel Award,” and the Community Leadership Award from the Baton Rouge Chamber’s Leadership Alumni. Throughout her career, Mary has also been honored as a Volunteer Activist, an Olympic torchbearer, one of Baton Rouge’s 25 Outstanding Women, a Leave a Legacy honoree, Capital Area United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council’s “Legacy of Service” honoree, and a YWCA “Woman of Achievement.”
Spanning numerous considerable volunteer commitments, Mary has chaired the Capital Area United Way Board and Campaign, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Capital Area Network, the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, and the Leadership Baton Rouge Alumni Board. She currently serves on the Board of the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the LSU Museum of Art Advisory Board, and the Hollins University Board of Trustees.