René Frederick & Associates Wins The Northshore’s Best Attorney and Best Law Firm
The verdict is in! In a double testament to his success, René Frederick has been named The Northshore’s Best Attorney and his firm, René Frederick & Associates, has won The Northshore’s Best Law Firm. But winning, to René, is a team effort that’s centered on family. While it’s important to be great lawyers, he says family and caring for clients has led to his firm’s top-rated reputation. René learned a strong sense of community as part of one of Covington’s founding families. “The Fredericks helped build this area, and I always knew I’d build my business and raise my children here. When representing clients, I treat them as I’d want my mother treated.”
Winning is a Team Effort Centered on Family
With over 20 years of experience, René now focuses primarily on personal injury cases, including auto accidents and wrongful death. His partner, Rachael Catalanotto, who recently joined the firm, also handles personal injury cases, and has broadened the practice of RFA into Family Law. Veteran attorney Jeanne Mauldin brings diverse experience previously representing insurance companies to benefit current clients, offering an informed perspective on handling each case. “We’re hands-on with our clients. It’s a direct relationship that’s very detail oriented. Our clients honor us with their trust and in return, we handle everything with care. From start to finish, we help with all insurance issues, getting car rentals and car repairs, to proper medical treatment for each client – we handle everything so they don’t have to worry.”
Winning is a Reflection of Quality
“The result is happy clients,” says René. Because he’s handled so many personal injury cases over the years, he offers the most effective and beneficial solutions for clients. “Experience goes a long way. It’s satisfying to help people in such a meaningful way. That was my vision when I began this firm along with the best assistant around, DeEtte Landry. She’s been invaluable to me, our clients and to the success of the firm. We are honored to win The Northshore’s Best. It’s a reflection of the quality and commitment of the whole RFA team.”
Rachael Catalanotto: Involvement and Commitment to Community
Rachael P. Catalanotto is a Northshore native, and after attending LSU undergrad and graduating from Loyola College of Law in 2007, she naturally gravitated towards practicing law in St. Tammany Parish. Her practice areas include family law and personal injury. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. She is also the current Magistrate in Mandeville’s Mayor’s Court and is very active within the community. She is the Past President of the 22nd JDC Bar Association as well as a founding member of the Safe Haven Foundation. Her community involvement reflects her commitment to the Parish in which she was born and raised. Rachael strives to be a role model with the work/life philosophy of being an aggressive and prepared attorney and community advocate while also being a devoted wife and parent. “There’s an expectation for us to excel in our profession, but here at Rene Frederick and Associates, there’s also an understanding of the important responsibility of being a parent and responsible member of the community,” she said. “We are not expected to stop being moms when we walk through the door—and knowing that actually helps us be better lawyers.” Rachael resides in Madisonville with her husband and two children.
Jeanne Mauldin: Insight to Help the Injured Fight Insurance Companies
Jeanne M. Mauldin earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans and began her career at a Southshore law firm. After years of defending insurance companies, she felt her knowledge would be better suited representing plaintiffs injured in accidents. Having experience in defense provided her with insight to help the injured fight insurance companies. So, in 2016, Ms. Mauldin joined René Frederick’s firm in Covington, primarily representing injured clients. At RFA, Ms. Mauldin focuses on representing victims injured in automobile accidents, and wrecks caused by eighteen wheelers and commercial vehicles. She finds helping the injured rewarding. “I’m able to make a more personal connection when I represent someone who needs help and doesn’t know where to start.” Ms. Mauldin resides in Covington with her husband and their two children. She enjoys being able to work where she lives, representing clients from her community, while being present for her family.
René Frederick & Associates is located at 222 North Vermont Street in Covington. For more information, contact 985-893-8484 or visit rfalaw.com.
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