McGlinchey News Release
Zelma Frederick Named McGlinchey’s Baton Rouge Office Managing AttorneyRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that Zelma Murray Frederick has been named the Office Managing Attorney in the firm’s Baton Rouge office.
As Office Managing Attorney, Zelma will focus on the day-to-day operations and management of the employees and the office itself. McGlinchey’s office leadership now comprises 50% diverse attorneys.
“I am thrilled for Zelma to assume the role of Office Managing Attorney,” said Michael Ferachi, firm Managing Member, also resident in Baton Rouge. “Baton Rouge is one of our largest offices, and Zelma’s collaborative, innovative approach is a hallmark of our next generation of leadership. Having her in this role will benefit our firm tremendously well as we drive towards our #McGlincheyForward values.”
Zelma represents clients in a wide range of litigation with a focus on construction, complex commercial litigation, and collection disputes. The core of Zelma’s practice consists of construction matters, including advising clients regarding front-end issues related to risks and contract negotiations, navigating bid disputes for public contracts, and other frequently encountered issues in the industry. Zelma has a particular knowledge of the Louisiana Lease of Movables Act, which governs recovery of leased collateral in the state, giving her practice considerable overlap with creditors’ rights and collections.
“I am very excited to serve in this important role,” Zelma said. “Having been with McGlinchey for 15 years, I’m passionate about our culture, our consistent ability to exceed clients’ expectations, and the firm’s future. I hope to help grow the Baton Rouge office and deepen our presence in the community while enhancing the services that we provide locally to clients nationwide.”
Zelma chairs McGlinchey’s firmwide Summer Associate Committee, a year-round program to identify, engage with, and recruit law students to work alongside and learn from attorneys in offices across McGlinchey’s national footprint. This year, Zelma and her team recruited ten summer clerks (including three recipients of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L scholarship) from nine law schools who will work in six offices, three of whom are working in Baton Rouge. Zelma has been named a Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2018.
A recognized leader in the community, Zelma is a past President of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, a graduate of Leadership Louisiana and the Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program, and a Business Report Forty Under 40 honoree. She currently serves on The Emerge Center’s board of directors and the advisory board for Our Lady of Mercy School.