Your Louisiana Injury Team

René Paul Frederick

René Paul Frederick was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana. After being named to the LHSAA Academic All-State Basketball team and graduating third in his class from St. Paul High School in 1993, he attended Louisiana State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science and was awarded the Board of Regents Certificate of Academic Excellence.

Mr. Frederick then received his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2001 and began practicing law in Covington. Over the years, Mr. Frederick has represented thousands of individuals and businesses, handling a wide variety of legal cases, including business and commercial litigation, successions, civil and insurance defense, criminal defense, and personal injury.

Today, Mr. Frederick specializes and focuses only on injury cases. Over the years, he has successfully obtained tens of millions of dollars in trial verdicts and settlements for people who have been killed, injured, and/or disabled by car wrecks, trucking accidents, wrongful deaths accidents, and medical malpractice.

At the request of the Mayor of Covington, Mr. Frederick served as the Covington City Court prosecutor from 2011 through 2018. Mr. Frederick is the former 2017 President of the 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association for St. Tammany and Washington Parish. He is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Louisiana.

Mr. Frederick resides in Covington with his wonderful wife, Jennifer, and their children. In his spare time, Mr. Frederick enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, golfing, eating at local restaurants, and watching sports, especially LSU and Saints Football. He and his family are active members of St. Peter’s Parish Catholic Church in Covington.

Jeanne M. Mauldin

Attorney

Jeanne M. Mauldin was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana.  She graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in English.  Ms. Mauldin earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. She received certificates in both civil and common law.

Prior to joining Rene Frederick & Associates, Ms. Mauldin spent years representing insurance companies.  Her experience working for insurance companies defending car wrecks and trucking accidents provides her with valuable insight into fighting for her injured client against the insurance companies’ adjusters and lawyers.

Ms. Mauldin is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and is a commissioned Notary Public.  She is a member of the 22nd JDC Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Ms. Mauldin resides in Covington with her husband and their two children.  The Mauldins are parishioners of St. Peter Catholic Church in Covington.

Gerald R. Alonzo

Attorney

Gerald R. Alonzo was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and remained there for much of his early life. After graduating from Martin Behrman High School, he attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics. After graduation, Mr. Alonzo was employed by the United States Navy as an electronics engineer. While working full time, he also attended night school at Loyola University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctorate.

Mr. Alonzo began his extensive legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson Parish and ran his own private law practice simultaneously. Much of his time was devoted to prosecuting criminal cases; but he also provided legal representation to car accident victims, insurance companies, and local businesses through his civil practice.

Upon successfully taking the California State Bar Exam, he moved to Santa Barbara County California, where he was employed as a Deputy District Attorney for 17 years. He rose through the system to become a Senior Deputy District Attorney.

Upon returning to his beloved Louisiana, he became an Assistant District Attorney in St. Tammany Parish, later retiring here in Covington.

After retiring from St. Tammany Parish District Attorney, due to his passion for the law, he joined Rene Frederick & Associates. Mr. Alonzo has tried hundreds of cases to judges and juries. His extensive trial experience is an asset to all of Rene Frederick & Associates’ clients.

Jerry attends St. Benedict Catholic Church and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He is married to Jane Alonzo; they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Rachael P. Catalanotto

Attorney

Rachael P. Catalanotto earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana State University in 2003. She earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola College of Law, New Orleans in 2007.

During her law school career, she was a member of the Loyola Moot Court Executive Board and a Moot Court Teaching Assistant. She was also selected as a member of The Order of Barristers, the St. Thomas More Inn of Court and Phi Delta Phi. Rachael is currently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Covington Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. 

She is authorized to practice in all Louisiana District Courts and Courts of Appeal, the United States District Court for the Eastern District, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

She is the past President of the 22nd JDC Bar Association. She is also a founding member of the Safe Haven Foundation. Rachael is currently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the 22nd JDC Bar Association, and the 22nd JDC Inn of Court. In 2014, she was a board member of the Young Lawyer’s Section of the 22nd JDC Bar Association. She was the Community Outreach Chair for the 22nd JDC Bar Association in 2017. She served as Vice President of the 22nd JDC Bar Association in 2019. She has been selected as a Rising Star by SuperLawyer’s Magazine for 2014-2020 and was recognized by Edge of the Lake Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 List, as well as names one of New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2021. In 2020, Rachael was appointed by St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper to the New Directions 2040 Steering Committee.  

Rachael’s main areas of practice include personal injury, family law, defense of public entities, and general civil litigation. In 2020, Rachael became Board Certified in Family Law by the Louisiana Board of Specialization. Rachael is actively involved in her local community and has served in multiple roles on political campaigns. She previously served as a member on the St. Tammany Chamber PAC and is the current Magistrate/Judge over Mandeville Mayor’s Court. She resides in Madisonville with her husband and two children.   


Significant Cases:

Murtagh v. America’s Insurance Company, 19-1762 (E.D.La 4/16/2020), Talley Anthony partner, Craig Robichaux and Rachael Catalanotto 

Ashley Prinzo

Legal Secretary

DeEtte Landry

Paralegal | Office Manager | Notary Public

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