SU Law Grads Become Area’s fi rst Black US Assistant Attorneys
TWO MONROE ATTORNEYS HAVE MADE HISTORY as the ﬁrst Black attorneys from Monroe to be named assistant attorneys for the United States Department of Justice Western District.
Brandon Brown and Courtney Joiner graduated from Ouachita High Schools in 1999. Joiner attended the University of Louisiana in Monroe and Brown attended Louisiana Tech.
They met up again at Southern University Law Center, studied together, and shared their dreams of rising in the legal profession. They graduated in 2007. B r o w n became an assisant prosecutor for the 4th District attorney’s ofﬁce in Monroe, while Joiner was an attorney at Sidney Austin Law Firm in Chicago and Hammonds and Sills Law Firm in Monroe.
As U.S. assistant attorney, Brown will prosecute immigration cases and white- collar, economic, and cyber crimes. Joiner prosecutes civil litigation, employment law and workers compensation defense.