Mary Terrell Joseph - McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

Mary Terrell Joseph

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Mary Terrell Joseph is a member in the firm's Baton Rouge office. She has over 40 years experience in the area of collections and creditors' rights, with experience in both retail and commercial collections. She was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as Judge Pro Tempore for the 19th Judicial District Court in 2005.

Mary is a frequent lecturer in creditors' rights and collection procedures. She has lectured to attorneys, loan officers, credit managers and other credit professionals. In her presentations, she emphasizes the practicalities of credit management and collections.

Mary is active in the Baton Rouge community. She has served as Capital Area United Way Campaign Chair and Chair of its Board, president of Capital Area Network and secretary of the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting. She also chaired the Arts Council and remains an advisor. She is past president of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge and past president of Greater Baton Rouge Leadership Alumni. Mary has been honored as a Volunteer Activist, an Olympic Torchbearer, one of Baton Rouge's 25 Outstanding Women, YWCA Women of Achievement and received the Community Leadership Award from the Baton Rouge Chamber's Leadership Alumni. Mary is a graduate of CABL's Louisiana Leadership program and a recipient of the Louisiana Bar Association's Crystal Gavel Award. She was also named as one of Woodward White's Best Lawyers in America in Banking Law, Financial Institutions and Transactions Law. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and a former member of the Louisiana State Arts Council Board.


Mary is a frequent lecturer on creditor’s rights, foreclosure and collection.  She has co-authored manuals for seminars for Lorman Education Services & National Business Institute which include: Collection Law for Attorneys in Louisiana; Collection Law in Louisiana; Collecting Judgments in Louisiana; Extraordinary Collections Procedures and Bankruptcy Practice in Louisiana; How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Louisiana; Successful Judgment Collections in Louisiana; The Legal Issues of Problem Collections in Louisiana.  She has made numerous presentations to the American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association and Baton Rouge Bar Association.

Hollins UniversityBA 1966Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law CenterJ.D. 1970
American Bar AssociationBaton Rouge Bar AssociationLouisiana Bankers AssociationLouisiana State Bar Association

Office Location

One American Place, Suite 1400
301 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Baton Rouge Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Baton Rouge Metro Area
Mary Terrell Joseph has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Mary Terrell Joseph has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Bankruptcy and Workouts)