Kathrine E. Ellis

Kathrine E. Ellis

Associate Attorney
Gretna, Louisiana
(504) 361-0636
(504) 361-4493

When Katie began law school, she had no idea where her future law license may take her. After one criminal law seminar and internship at the Orleans Criminal District Court, her mind and heart were set on a future in criminal defense. Following that first year of law school, Katie dug into this new passion with fury. She interned with the Justice and Accountability Center, authoring self-help legal aid brochures, providing assistance during expungement clinics, and advocating for implementation of the Re-Entry Court Program. As a third year law student, she was able to defend clients in an array of judicial proceedings as a Student Practitioner with the Loyola Law Felony Criminal Defense Clinic. Currently, she is a proud  beside the team of talented and well-established criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of James A. Williams and Associates, LLC.  With a history grounded in criminal defense, Katie is ready to put her knowledge and skills to work in defending you.

When she’s not engrossed in the practice of law, she loves spending time at Audubon Park with her dog Noah, and enjoys trips back to Arkansas to visit her family.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Issues
  • Post Conviction Relief and Appellate Research

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2018


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2018
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Orleans Bar Association , 2018 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association , 2018 - Present
  • NACDL, 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Jason Williams and Associates , Clerk-Intern, January 1, 2018 - June 1, 2018
  • Louisian Fourth Circuit Central Staff, Clerk- Intern , January 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017