Catie Marie Niolet

Catie Marie is fueled by creativity as she seeks unique ways to solve problems. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and she attended Mississippi State University. She then moved to New York City, where she attended Brooklyn Law School and received a certificate in Intellectual Property and Media Law.

Prior to joining Fortif in 2020, Catie Marie worked in the public sector as a children’s disability rights attorney. She brings the same level of thoughtfulness and integrity to her current practice, working closely with nonprofits and small businesses on matters ranging from formation and strategic planning to grant applications.

Catie Marie lives in Crestwood North with her husband and their son, Charlie.

“My partners at Fortif are just that:  partners in leadership, in community development, and in helping our clients secure the best possible outcomes for their ideas and business endeavors. I love working with our dynamic team to find creative solutions for our one-of-a-kind clients.” 


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2018
  • Mississippi State University, B.A. in English Literature, Spanish Minor, 2015

Community Involvement

  • Homewood Community Church, Worship Leader
  • Firehouse Community Arts Center, Board Member
  • Desert Island Supply Company
  • Rosedale Food Pantry
  • Immigration Clinic, Catholic Charities
  • Disability Rights Mississippi


  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Business Organizations (2024)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Corporate Law (2024)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Nonprofit / Charities Law (2024)
  • NextGenBHM: Law Honoree (2021)


  • Alabama
  • Mississippi

Lawyers on a mission.