Traci M. Castille
Traci Castille was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana, in 1961. She attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) where she was a member of the Vermillion Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society, and Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was also active in numerous school and civic organizations. Traci graduated magna cum laude from USL in 1982. She then attended Tulane University School of Law, earning her Juris Doctorate in 1985. While at Tulane, Traci was a member of the Student Bar Association, Civil Law Society, and the Public Interest Law Society and served on the staff of the law school publication, The Bench.
After Admission to the Louisiana Bar in 1985, Traci served as Attorney Advisor with the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. Her primary duties involved the evaluation of evidence and preparation of decisions and orders in cases arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
Traci joined the firm in 1988 and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1989. Her practice focuses primarily on the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, admiralty and maritime defense, personal injury defense, and employment related matters. Traci is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi and Louisiana, the U. S. Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar, the Mississippi Bar, the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Traci and her husband have two daughters and reside in Pass Christian, Mississippi. They are members of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach, Mississippi, and are active in numerous church, school, and civic organizations.