Mary Katherine Shoenfelt

Mary Katherine Shoenfelt

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
877-443-9889 (fax)
Mary Katherine Shoenfelt, who goes by "Katie", is a Baton Rouge native. In 2009, she graduated from LSU. She took and passed the Louisiana Bar Exam in July of that year. In the fall, she began working with her father Oscar Shoenfelt, III, who has been a local attorney in Baton Rouge for over thirty years. She sat as second chair on two jury trials her first year of practice, and has been before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. She is experienced in personal injury, medical malpractice and family law. In 2017, Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink Shoenfelt, LLC gladly welcomed Katie to our team. Her practice includes the following areas: divorces, child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), judicial separations, partitioning of community property, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, restraining orders, paternity issues, and other related issues. Ms. Shoenfelt is currently accepting new family law and personal injury clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2009


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Graduate Degree in Civil Law
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 2006
    • Honors: Treasure of Environmental Law Society (2006-2009)
    • Honors: Member of intellectual Property Law Society(2007-2009)
    • Honors: Member of Legal Association of Women(2006-2009)
    • Honors: Named as Collegiate All-American Scholar by United States Achievement Academy (2003)
    • Honors: National Dean's List (2003 - 2004)
    • Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholar
    • Honors: National Scholar Honor Society
    • Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
    • Major: Biological Science (Pre medical) with Minor in Communication Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Pretrial Litigation Excellence Honor
  • Argentina Study Abroad Program (with School), 2000 - Present
  • Spain Study Abroad Program (College), 2005 - Present
  • Frame Study Abroad Program (Law School), 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Justice, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Baton Rouse Association of Women Attorneys, Member, 2010 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Rowe Law Firm, Associate, 2013 - 2017
  • Shoenfelt Law Firm, Associate, 2009 - 2013
  • Louisiana State Senate, Senator's Aid

Pro Bono Activities

  • Baton Rouge Bar Pro Bono Project, 2012 - Present