Kathryn C. Goodson

Special Counsel

Katie Goodson joined the firm in 2005 after receiving her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University that same year. Ms. Goodson graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She works with numerous regulatory and administrative bodies across the state, including the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, the Department of Revenue, Departments of Public Works, and Planning Commissions. Her regulatory work with the ATC encompasses all phases of alcohol and tobacco licensing compliance.

Notable representative matters have included, among others, the following:

  • Counsel for national, regional, and local businesses, including restaurants, convenience, and retail stores, in obtaining alcohol and tobacco licenses, occupational licenses, health permits, and occupancy permits.
  • Counsel for various annual events such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Bayou Country Superfest in obtaining necessary licensure. 
  • Counsel for alcohol manufacturers in obtaining necessary licensure, including assistance with zoning and other property issues.
  • Counsel for national property management company in various claims involving lease and property issues.
  • Participation as counsel in the defense of physicians in multiple jury trials involving medical malpractice claims.
  • Participation as counsel for a major chemical manufacturing company in defending multiple occupational disease premises liability suits relating to allegations of asbestos exposure.
  • Represented national retail pharmacy as liaison to state and local agencies in securing the necessary licensure to conduct business pursuant to corporate merger and restructure.
  • Participation as counsel regarding higher education matters for the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.

In the community, Katie is a member of First United Methodist Church, where she has served on various councils and teaches Sunday school to the incoming confirmation class. She currently volunteers at University Laboratory School and St. James Episcopal Day School in Baton Rouge. Katie formerly served as Executive Committee member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Advisory Committee member of BREC, committee member for the Women’s Hospital Annual Giving Campaign, and as past President of the Baton Rouge Chi Omega Alumnae Association. She has volunteered with Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, LASM, and the Baton Rouge Bar Association, having served as the firm coordinator of its various programs. 

In 2013, Katie was selected by the Baton Rouge Business Report as one of Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty Under 40” community and business leaders, and in 2015, she received the Mary Frey Eaton Community Service Award.

Katie and her husband, Mark, have three children.


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