It is so important to have people on your team you can trust. I am fortunate to have a very talented and hard working team.

Kathy Brown van Zutphen

I received my license to practice law in Alabama in 1997, Mississippi in 1999, and Louisiana in 2008. So, I have had twenty years of diverse experience to call upon to solve your legal issues. I began my law career with a large firm defending companies in litigation. When my father developed Parkinson’s Disease I had to care for him before his death. Out of necessity I became involved in the area of “elder law” issues. Later, I cared for my elderly aunt before her death. My life experience let me to develop an “elder law” and “estate planning” practice. I still enjoy litigating lawsuits and representing small business owners. I have two offices on the Gulf Coast, one in Gulfport, MS and the other in New Orleans, LA.

Rachel Ladner

While being local and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, I have had the opportunity to work with the community in the legal field since 2000, which has created a lasting relationship with our clients. I have performed legal duties in connection with personal injury, conservatorships, guardianships, name changes, estates, social security, last will and testaments, power of attorney and advanced health-care directives. I enjoy helping clients through difficult times, while helping them navigate their various legal issues.


About Us

Welcome to COASTWIDE Law where we are dedicated to supplying “stress ease” instead of just speaking “legalese.”  Whatever you are facing, it is likely that we have “been there before;” therefore, allow our experience and expertise to eliminate your stress.