Two Louisiana Nupes continue to achieve in the field of law

Brown photoBrandon Brown joined the U.S. Department of Justice in November 2012.  He is assigned to the criminal division of the Western District of Louisiana’s United States Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, LA. Brandon is primarily responsible for prosecuting federal white collar, economic and narcotic crimes as well as public corruption.

Brandon began his legal career as a state level prosecutor at the 4th  Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Monroe, LA, serving as an Assistant District Attorney for five (5) years.  He was initially assigned to the misdemeanor division, but was promoted to the felony division in less than a year. While serving in the felony division, Brandon prosecuted a wide range of offenses including sex crimes, homicides, robberies, narcotics, and public corruption. Brandon also prepared and argued in criminal appellate matters for the office. Before law school, Brandon was employed by CenturyLink in its IT department.

Brandon is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration. He received his law degree in 2007 from the Southern University Law Center, where he served on the Moot Court Board.

Brother Brown is a Spring 2003 initiate and member of the  Rayville (LA) Alumni chapter.



Joiner photoIn November 2012, Courtney T. Joiner joined the United States Attorney’s Office as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Louisiana (Shreveport office). Courtney serves in the Civil Division and represents the United States in affirmative and defensive litigation matters including medical malpractice, employment discrimination, immigration and challenges to federal agency actions.

Courtney began his legal career at the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP where he represented banks in structured finance, asset securitization and secured lending transactions. Prior to joining the Western District, Courtney worked as an associate with the law firm of Hammonds, Sills, Adkins and Guice, LLP. His practice focused on defending public municipalities and corporations in labor and employment, complex civil litigation and workers’ compensation matters. Courtney is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Louisiana.

Courtney is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he received a B.A. and M.A. degree in Criminal Justice. He received his law degree from Southern University Law Center where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Southern University Law Review.

Brother Joiner was initiated in the Spring of 2001 at Eta Phi in 2001 and is also a member of Rayville, Alumni.

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