Zelma Murray Frederick
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  • Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Spring Hill College (B.A., English, 2004)


Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi


  • "Forty Under 40,” Baton Rouge Business Report, 2018
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (General Litigation; Construction Litigation: Business; Creditor Debtor Rights: Business; Government Contracts), 2018–2021



  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association (Holiday Star Committee Chair, 2012; Attorney Volunteer for Thirst for Justice, 2008–2015)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program, 2017
  • Forum 35's John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Program, 2015
  • Council for a Better Louisiana, 2021 Leadership Louisiana Class


  • Junior League of Baton Rouge, President (2018–2019), Community Advisory Board (2019–2020), President-Elect (2017–2018), Financial Vice President (2016–2017)
  • Member of Club Blue, a young professional affinity group of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge
  • The Emerge Center, Board of Directors (2020–present)
  • VIPs Volunteer (2021–present)

Outside the Office

Zelma participates in several professional, civic and community activities, where she is often positioned in a leadership role. In her spare time, Zelma, along with her husband, enjoys learning about life through the eyes of her two young sons.