Supported by nearly a decade of professional experience, Katelyn E. Bayhi is a rising leader in the field of law. Prior to commencing her legal career, she served at Caroline & Company in a number of positions between 2014 and 2017, including as a sales associate, website intern and in marketing and website management. After receiving her bachelor’s degree and while in pursuit of her law degree, she served as an intern and law clerk at the Dill Law Firm between 2017 and 2018. Following this tenure, she excelled as a junior associate and a notes and comments editor for the Louisiana State University Journal of Energy Law and Resources between 2018 and 2020, as well as the director of external appellate competitions for the Louisiana State University Board of Advocates between 2019 and 2020.
Since 2020, Ms. Bayhi has thrived as an attorney with Neuner Pate, where she represents clients involved in the manufacturing and distributing industries in cases pertaining to asbestos, oil and gas. Highlighted among the Top 40 Under 40 Young Lawyers for the State of Louisiana in 2023, she is exceptionally proud of her emerging career in law. To prepare for her career, Ms. Bayhi received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and criminal justice, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2017. She went on to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a graduate diploma in comparative law from Louisiana State University in 2020, graduating cum laude.
Impressively, Ms. Bayhi has received numerous other accolades throughout her career, including the 2021 Steven James Matt Beyond the Books Award and the 2021 Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney Award from the Lafayette Bar Association. From 2019 to 2020, she was also a national semifinalist for the John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. Furthermore, she was named an Outstanding Graduate on several occasions by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers at Louisiana State University.
Maintaining affiliation with the Lafayette Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association, Ms. Bayhi intends to become a partner with Neuner Pate in the coming years. She would also like to become more involved in her local community.