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Joseph J. Cefalu, III
Danielle L. Borel

Joseph J. Cefalu, III

Partner - Baton Rouge

Joseph J. Cefalu is a partner practicing in the Casualty Litigation section of the Baton Rouge office, and is also a member of the firm’s recruiting committee. Joseph attended Louisiana State University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in the field of accounting. He then graduated cum laude from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University with a Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law. Joseph was also a member of the Louisiana Law Review. He primarily practices in the areas of casualty litigation, tort and insurance defense, and workers' compensation defense on behalf of employers, insurers and self-insured funds. Joseph also has experience in defending trucking and premises liability cases, lease disputes, interdictions, judicial commitments, successions, business disputes and class actions.


Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law, cum laude, 2012

Louisiana State University, Accounting, summa cum laude, 2009


Admitted to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts.

Professional Associations

Louisiana Bar Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association

  • Judge Joseph Keogh Memoria Award, 2021
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Worker's Compensation Section
  • Assistant Editor, Around the Bar

Judge of Flory Trial and Moot Court Competitions at Paul M. Hebert School of Law

Forum 35

Community Involvement

Co-Founder of Club Blue, the Boys & Girls Club Young Professionals Organization

Boys & Girls Club Mentor

Boys & Girls Club Steak and Stake Fundraiser Committee Member

LANO Community Leaders Program (Class of 2017)

Louisiana Art and Science Museum Host Committee Member

Honors and Awards

Recipient, Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award, 2021

Named "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers (2021,2022)

Named a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2016

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Named St. Michael's 2017 Distinguished Graduate