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Joseph J. Cefalu, III
Joseph J. Cefalu, III

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.

Education

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

Admissions

Admitted to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts.

Professional Associations

Louisiana Bar Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

Baton Rouge Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section

Assistant Editor for the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Publication, 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

Named a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2016, 2017, 2018

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Named St. Michael's 2017 Distinguished Graduate