Mark Jolissaint was born and raised in New Orleans and built his practice and his home in St. Tammany Parish. He is a proud husband and father who believes in leaving the world a better place than he found it. For more than four decades, Mark has represented clients in countless family law, criminal law, and personal injury cases throughout southeast Louisiana. Mark realized he wanted to be an attorney after watching To Kill a Mocking Bird. The film helped him to realize how vulnerable people can be when faced with the highly complex and sometimes unfair legal system. He decided to dedicate his life to creating a more level playing field by becoming a fierce advocate for the people, just like his hero Atticus Finch.
Mark graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1971 and was admitted to the LSU Law Center in 1972. While in law school, Mark was often recognized for his excellence in trial performance and leadership, winning the Robert Lee Tullis Award for excellence in moot court performance. He received his law degree in 1975. After passing the bar exam, he joined a small firm and became a partner in 1976. He formed his own firm in 1980. He was admitted to the LSU Law Hall of Fame in 1987 in recognition of his excellent leadership and intellectual contributions to the legal community.
When you visit the law offices of Mark Jolissaint, you speak with an attorney with more than 40 years of legal experience, not an associate or a paralegal. Mark is a member of the Louisiana State and St. Tammany Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in every court in the state. He is an experienced trial attorney and has represented clients before the Louisiana Supreme Court as well as the First, Fourth, and Fifth Louisiana Courts of Appeal. He also has his certification in Mediation and Arbitration. In addition, he is certified to serve as first chair in First Degree Murder cases. If you are looking for tough, competent, dependable legal representation, please contact Mark today to see how he can help you navigate your legal challenges.