Kathy Conklin
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  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1983)
  • Louisiana State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1980)


Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana


  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • Chambers USA Louisiana / Labor & Employment (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law), 2005 - present
  • Best Lawyers® New Orleans Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2015, 2019, 2021, 2024
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Employee Benefits/ERISA, Employment & Labor), 2008–2018, 2021–2024
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Top 25: Women Louisiana Super Lawyers," 2012
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyer: Employee Benefits Law," 2012, 2015–2016, 2018–2021
  • New Orleans CityBusiness "Ones to Watch" 2018
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2020
  • Inside New Orleans Magazine "Elite Lawyers" (Trusts and Estates Law), 2021



  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Employee Benefits Planners
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The New Orleans Bar Association
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council
  • Women’s Professional Council of New Orleans


Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization in the fields of Tax Law (1991) and Estate Planning and Administration (1997)

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Outside the Office

Kathy is a co-founder and member of Krewe of Muses, the first all-female Mardi Gras krewe to parade at night in uptown New Orleans.