The Dorroh & Kendrick Team


Mildred Powell Legal & Closing Secretary / Notary

Mildred Powell has been employed for Dorroh & Kendrick for 26 years, having worked for 7 additional years with another local law firm, and 2 years as a court reporter. She is married with 3 children and 9 grandchildren and is a native of LaSalle Parish. During her time at Dorroh & Kendrick, she has been an abstractor, legal secretary, notary, and currently closing secretary. Mildred enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with grandchildren and family.


Lenise McDonough Legal Secretary & Notary

Lenise McDonough is a Legal Secretary and Notary who joined the Dorroh & Kendrick firm in June 2006. She has over 40 years of experience in the legal industry. Lenise assists in a wide range of areas including wills, successions, family law, and executory processes. Lenise resides in Jena, Louisiana. In her spare time, she fishes, cooks, and plays the piano.


Vickie Carlton Title Abstractor

Vickie Carlton works as a Title Abstractor for the Dorroh & Kendrick firm having 18 years of experience in the legal field. She joined the D&K family in September 2007. She has researched the records in numerous parishes including LaSalle, Catahoula, Concordia, Caldwell, among others. Vickie resides in Jonesville, Louisiana, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.


Paula House Accounting, Paralegal, & Notary

Paula House joined the Dorroh & Kendrick firm in 2013. She has assisted attorneys in various areas of law, including domestic, estate planning, personal injury, collections, and assisting the loan closing process. Originally from Catahoula Parish, Paula resides in Manifest, Louisiana, with her husband Ronnie, and their children Terrell and Caleb. When she is out of the office, Paula enjoys church and music.


Melissa Hatten Accounting & Title

Melissa Hatten joined the bookkeeping department at Dorroh & Kendrick in August 2018. She has 21 years of experience working in the industry. Melissa has worked in all aspects of bookkeeping, and she also helps our attorneys in various stages of the real estate closing process. She resides in Pollock, Louisiana, with her family. When she is out of the office, Melissa enjoys spending her time reading, gardening, and fishing.


Carolee J. Neal Legal Secretary & Receptionist

Carolee J. Neal is a Paralegal, who has worked in the law industry for the past 22 years. Carolee joined Dorroh & Kendrick in 2017, and she assists the attorneys in diverse areas, including successions, family law, and bankruptcy. A Wyoming Native, Carolee moved to Jena, Louisiana, in 2016, where she currently resides with her husband, and their 2 youngest of 8 children. When she is not at D&K, Carolee is somewhere enjoying music and writing poetry.


Katy Breithaupt Closing Secretary

Katy Breithaupt has worked at the Dorroh & Kendrick since August 2018, where she works as a Closing Secretary. During her time at Dorroh & Kendrick, Katy has assisted the firm with its property title work and loan closing process. She is a resident of Jena, Louisiana. Katy enjoys creative writing and crocheting during her free time.