Kathryn C. Goodson

Of 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.

Ms. Goodson is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Goodson is a member of First United Methodist Church, where she has served on various councils.  She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and volunteers with the H.Y.P.E. after-school program and the Early Learning Center. She has also served as the firm coordinator of various Baton Rouge Bar Association programs.  She was selected in 2013 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.

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