Mollie A. Ponds
ADMITTED TO BAR
2023, Louisiana Supreme Court
2023, Louisiana Appellate Courts
2023, Louisiana District Courts
2023, United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeal
2023, United States District Courts
J.D., Cum Laude, 2022, Southern University Law Center
B.S., 2017, Emporia State University
Mollie Ponds is an associate with Leake & Andersson in the firm’s New Orleans Office. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Mollie earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Emporia State University in Kansas prior to enrolling in law school at Southern University Law Center where she graduated cum laude with certification in Public Interest Law.
During law school Mollie was an active member of the legal community. She interned as a student law clerk with the 19th Judicial District of Louisiana, participated in the Juvenile Justice Law Clinic, and was a member of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division. Mollie also worked at the State Senate as a legislative aide, where she was actively involved in the legislative process, drafting, and researching bills and enacted laws.
Mollie is also a Board Member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, working to organize community events and activities for young adults, and she served as an Executive Committee member for the NAACP. As a law student, Mollie also interned with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.
Prior to joining Leake & Andersson, Mollie worked as a judicial law clerk in First City Court in New Orleans. Mollie has legal certifications in Public Interest Law and in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She is a member of the Louisiana and New Orleans Bar Associations and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.