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September 6, 2021 | Hurricane Ida Information

V. Joyce  Matthews
Danielle L. Borel

V. Joyce Matthews

Partner - Baton Rouge

V. Joyce Matthews is a Partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sache & Wilson, L.L.P. Her primary area of practice is Environmental Law. She previously served as Senior Attorney for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Legal Affairs and Enforcement. She also served as a vice president for The Shaw Group, which was one of two Fortune 500 Companies in the state of Louisiana. While there, she was instrumental in developing the environmental audit program for the company. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Partner of Roedel Parsons Koch Balhoff & McCollister law firm.

She represents clients in state and federal matters involving the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Department of Justice, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. She assists clients in all areas of environmental law including due diligence, remediation, permitting, regulatory compliance, and environmental audits and investigations using all available privileges and protections to maintain confidentiality.


Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, J.D., Cum Laude, 1992

Louisiana State University, B.A, 1988



U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana


Senior Attorney, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Partner at Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhhoff & McColliser Law Firm

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association

American Bar Association

U.S. Middle District and Eastern District Courts

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce/Leadership Class of 2003, graduate


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