The 2022 CityBusiness "Leadership in Law" publication recognizes PMB partner Alexis Joachim. Pipes Miles Beckman is honored that all of the partners have received this recognition from CityBusiness.
The 18th edition of “Leadership in Law” identifies local professionals who have distinguished themselves within the legal industry as well as the community. Each honoree was asked to make a statement on their most challenging, memorable and rewarding cases as well as how and why they entered the legal profession.
Alexis Joachim's statement, page 16: "Alexis Joachim realized she wanted to become a lawyer as an LSU undergrad, sitting in on sessions at the state capital with a lobbyist she worked for.
"We would be in the various committee hearings during session, and I just became enamored with everything having to do with the process, the bills, and the drafting, and all of that," said Joachim, now an attorney with Pipes Miles Beckman. "I was just in love with how the process worked, and it kind of made sense for me, from that point, to go to law school. Besides, I always felt like I was a good and strong writer, so in that respect going into law almost felt like a natural progression."
After graduating from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2007, Joachim worked for Phelps Dunbar following a stint practicing law in Washington D.C., where she counseled insurers on environmental coverage, health care and toxic tort coverage.
When Joachim joined Pipes Miles Beckman in 2020, the firm was only a few months old, but "the energy was really fantastic - and still is," she said.
Her practice areas center on liability insurance coverage and litigation issues, including automobile, homeowners, pollution, and professional liability and property loss claim.
Married to Jim Joachim, a retired Marine Corps logistics officer, Joachim has served as the Louisiana director for the Military Spouse JD Network, a group advocating for licensing accommodations and bar membership for military spouses who are attorneys."
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