Meet Our Attorneys


For more than 28 years, MARY E. WINCHELL has been representing individuals throughout the Shreveport area and surrounding communities.  Mary's practice involves a wide spectrum of civil and criminal disputes and litigation.   For the past ten years, Mary has concentrated her practice in representing individuals and families in family and matrimonial law, including divorce, custody, visitation, support, prenuptial agreements and division of community property. the family law area.  Mary understands the emotional pain, stress and financial hardships that come with a divorce.  Mary's objective is to help her clients resolve their family law issues as amicably as possible by working with them to understand their options through each phase of their case.  

Additionally, Mary is an experienced trial attorney having tried civil and criminal cases in both state and federal court.  Mary also counsel and represents individuals concerning landlord-tenant issues, wills and successions, and consumer matters. 

Mary graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1987 in Communications, Radio and TV Broadcasting.  She received her Juris Doctor from Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, graduating in 1991.  

Mary is married to Steve Cash and they are the proud parents of twin daughters, Mary and Martha, who are attending Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.   


CURTIS R. JOSEPH, JR. is a Partner in the Shreveport law firm, Winchell & Joseph, L.L.C. Mr. Joseph handles defense as well as plaintiff-oriented litigation. He attended Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications in 1993, and his Juris Doctorate in 1996. While at W&L, he performed clinical work, focusing on post-conviction relief, with the inmates of the Federal Women's Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia.

He taught Language Arts, Social Studies and Religion at Bishop Perry Middle School in New Orleans.  Mr. Joseph is a founding member of Washington & Lee's chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Louisiana Bar Association member; Shreveport Bar Association President; Biomedical Research Foundation Board of Directors; Strategic Action Council member; Metropolitan Planning Commission member; Committee of One Hundred member; Rotary Club of Shreveport Foundation Chair; and Immediate Past President of the North Louisiana Jewish Federation. Mr. Joseph is also a devoted husband and father as well as a local jazz/blues drummer.

Civil Litigation and Criminal Law

Business, Government and Municipality

Family Law


2124 Fairfield Ave, Shreveport LA 71104


(318) 221-1600



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