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March 23, 2023

Mike Walsh and Kristyn Couvillion Published in The Baton Rouge Lawyer

Taylor Porter attorneys, Michael S. Walsh and Kristyn Couvillion, were published in the latest edition of The Baton Rouge Lawyer. Their article, “The Dreaded Phone Call (or Why Do I Have a Collect Call from Parish Prison?),”... Read More
March 22, 2023

Skip Philips Recipient of the 2023 Patriot Award

Taylor Porter Attorney, Harry J. "Skip" Philips, is being honored with the 2023 Patriot Award at the USS KIDD Roarin' on the River event being held March 23rd.  The fundraiser, presented by the Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation, benefits the USS... Read More
March 02, 2023

MSP Compliance Section 111 Reporting: Is Your Client the Responsible Reporting Entity?

Medicare Secondary Payer and MMSEA (Section 111) Compliance Practice Leader, Barrye Miyagi, has been published in The Brief Case: DRI Committee News.  The article, co-authored with John Cattie, Managing Member of Cattie & Gonzalez, P.L.L.C., is an... Read More
January 26, 2023

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Named Baton Rouge Area Chamber General Counsel

Taylor Porter LLP is pleased announce that Managing Partner, Bob Barton, was elected to serve as the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) General Counsel. Mr. Barton represents local and national businesses in matters involving commercial litigation and transactions, regulatory... Read More
January 18, 2023

Taylor Porter is Pleased to Welcome New Attorneys to the Baton Rouge Office

Taylor Porter LLP is pleased to welcome Amy V. Christina and Gillian Griffin to the Firm. Amy V. Christina has joined the Firm as an Attorney where she practices primarily in Insurance Defense.  She has experience in insurance defense... Read More
January 04, 2023

Taylor Porter Attorneys Named Louisiana Super Lawyers

Nine Taylor Porter attorneys are recognized by their peers in the 2023 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Taylor... Read More
December 01, 2022

Trey Tumminello Re-Elected to Board of Directors

Taylor Porter Partner, Trey Tumminello, has been re-elected to the Baton Rouge Bar Association Board of Directors.   The Baton Rouge Bar Association has been serving the legal profession and the public for almost 90 years.  It is one... Read More
November 09, 2022

Taylor Porter Partner Ann Halphen Earns ABOTA Membership

Ann M. Halphen, a partner at Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to... Read More
October 07, 2022

Taylor Porter is Pleased to Welcome New Attorneys to the Firm

Taylor Porter LLP is pleased to welcome Allie J. Amedee, Yadira Crespo-Orosco, Peyton T. Gascon, and Cameron A. Murray to the Firm. Allie Amedee has joined the Firm as an associate where she practices in General Tort Litigation, Commercial Litigation,... Read More
October 03, 2022

Ann M. Halphen Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Taylor Porter LLP is pleased to announce that Ann M. Halphen has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.  Mrs. Halphen was inducted as a Fellow at... Read More
September 20, 2022

Taylor Porter Hosts Opportunity Knocks Panel

Taylor Porter's Diversity Committee was thrilled to host area law students at the recently held "Opportunity Knocks" panel event.  Featured panelists included attorneys whose law degrees have allowed them to find other careers, as well as practicing... Read More
September 02, 2022

Taylor Porter Receives Louis D. Curet Memorial Volunteer Fundraiser Award

Taylor Porter was honored to attend the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Awards + Our Communit event held on August 30.  The Firm received the Louis D. Curet Memorial Volunteer Fundraising Award in recognition of our continued efforts and fundraising activities... Read More
August 29, 2022

Taylor Porter Welcomes Matt Pettaway to the Lake Charles Office

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that Matthew Bond Pettaway has joined the Firm as Special Counsel in the Lake Charles office practicing in the areas of civil litigation, bankruptcy law, insurance coverage disputes, breach of contract disputes, debt collection,... Read More
August 19, 2022

Taylor Porter Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

Thirty-nine Taylor Porter attorneys have been recognized by their peers in the 2023 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.  Among these, several lawyers received the distinction of "Lawyers of the Year" in their respective practice area.  Three... Read More
August 05, 2022

Shelby LaPlante Joins Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that Shelby G. LaPlante has joined the Firm as an Associate practicing in the areas of Medical Malpractice Defense, General/Tort Litigation, and Health Care Law. Shelby G. Laplante has experience representing health care... Read More
August 02, 2022

Taylor Porter Labor and Employment Team To Present Seminar in August

This informative program will address recent developments in Labor and Employment Law.  Join our Taylor Porter Coaches for this pre-season practice so that your team has a game plan for addressing day-to-day employment issues. The seminar will be held... Read More
July 27, 2022

Coulter McMahen Named Finalist for Frank L. Maraist Award

Taylor Porter Attorney Coulter McMahen was named a finalist for the 2022 Frank L. Maraist Award presented by the Louisiana Associaiton of Defense Counsel (LADC) and the Young Lawyers Committee. The nominees are chosen based on professional excellence, service to the... Read More
June 10, 2022

Skip Philips Named 2022 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Harry J. "Skip" Philips is the recipient of the 2022 Louisiana Bar Foundation's (LBF) Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Mr. Philips is receiving this award in recognition of his long-standing devotion to and excellence in trial practice and for... Read More
June 07, 2022

Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that eight of its lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields by Chambers USA.  Chambers also ranked Taylor Porter’s Environmental Practice Group one of the top bands of... Read More
April 14, 2022

Justin Mannino Named Tastemaker for Fork Cancer Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter Partner, Justin Mannino, has been named a Tastemaker for the Fork Cancer Baton Rouge Event being held on May 12 at Pointe-Marie.  The event is being presented by the American Cancer Society and the Baton Rouge Junior Executive... Read More
March 16, 2022

Coulter McMahen Included in 2022 Great Futures Gala Class

Coulter McMahen was selected as a 2022 Great Futures Gala Honoree by the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Louisiana.  The Club will honor 15 young professionals at its 2022 Great Futures Gala.  Honorees are selected based on their professional achievements,... Read More
March 10, 2022

Taylor Porter Honored to Attend Take the Lead Graduation

Taylor Porter was honored to attend the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Take the Lead Graduation ceremony held at Main Event.  The participating Scholars enjoyed a full-day of celebrating with program Administrators, Mentors and Partners.  Take the Lead... Read More
January 14, 2022

Taylor Porter Employment Alert:  Vaccine Mandates

By Vicki Crochet, Partner and Tom Peak, Partner On January 13th, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made two highly anticipated rulings related to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. In National Federal of Independent Business, et al v. Department of... Read More
January 03, 2022

Taylor Porter Elects New Partners

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that John T. Andrishok, Lauren R. Hadden, Justin T. Mannino and Rick J. Norman have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2022. “We are pleased to have these four talented lawyers join... Read More
December 29, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers

Fourteen Taylor Porter attorneys were named to 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers.  The attorneys listed as Super Lawyers are John Stone Campbell, III, Vicki Crochet, Skip Philips, and Mike Walsh.  Those listed as Rising Stars are Ryan French,... Read More
December 20, 2021

Mike Crawford Elected Vice Chair of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors

Taylor Porter Partner, Mike Crawford, has been elected Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.  The mission of the Food Bank is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding... Read More
November 23, 2021

Trey Tumminello Elected to Board of Directors

Taylor Porter Partner, Trey Tumminello, has been re-elected to the Baton Rouge Bar Association Board of Directors.  The Baton Rouge Bar Association has been serving the legal profession and the public for more than 88 years.  It is one... Read More
October 22, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Forty Taylor Porter attorneys are recognized by their peers in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Among these, several lawyers were named as "Lawyers of the Year" in their respective practice area.  Additionally, four Taylor Porter... Read More
October 12, 2021

Taylor Porter is Pleased to Welcome New Attorneys to the Firm

Taylor Porter LLP is pleased to welcome Shannon A. Shelton, Taylor Dunne, G. Patrick Riley, and Kristyn A. Couvillion to the Firm. Shannon A. Shelton joined the Firm as a Special Counsel.  Her primary practice focus is Medicare Secondary... Read More
September 21, 2021

Coulter McMahen Named to CHANGEMAKERS Education Leadership Class

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that Coulter McMahen has been named to the Baton Rouge Alliance for Students CHANGEMAKERS Education Leadership Class.  The group was selected from across Baton Rouge’s corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors and... Read More
September 03, 2021

Taylor Porter Hurricane Recovery Resources

The thoughts of the Taylor Porter attorneys and staff are with all of those affected by the widespread damage in South Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Ida.  As the recovery process begins, we would like to share important... Read More
August 20, 2021

Crochet, Peak Conduct Employee Training for State Library of Louisiana New Directors Boot Camp

Taylor Porter employment, labor and benefits practice attorneys Vicki Crochet and Tom Peak conducted their annual “New Library Directors Boot Camp” presentation for the State Library of Louisiana, held virtually on August 12, 2021. Crochet spoke on issues pertaining to... Read More
August 06, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorney Coulter McMahen Selected to LSU’s Young Alumni Advisory Council

Click here to read the LSU Alumni Association press release Taylor Porter attorney Coulter McMahen is among four newly selected members of the LSU Alumni Association 2021-22 Young Alumni Advisory Council. The Council serves as a focus group to provide... Read More
August 03, 2021

Taylor Porter Presenting Sponsor of 2021 BRAC “Diversity in Business” Virtual Event

Click here for registration Taylor Porter is the presenting sponsor of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s sixth annual “Diversity in Business” event that will take place virtually on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.... Read More
July 23, 2021

Taylor Porter MSP Practice Leader Barrye Miyagi Presents Legal & Policy Update at LASIE Forum

Taylor Porter Partner and MSP Practice Leader Barrye Miyagi co-presented on “Medicare Secondary Payer Legal & Policy Update” at the 2021 Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE) Legislative Recap and Open Forum, held July 14, 2021, at the Baton Rouge... Read More
July 15, 2021

Mannino Leads Estate Planning and Wills Seminar for Baton Rouge Bar Association

Taylor Porter estate planning and tax attorney Justin Mannino will serve as the featured speaker and presenter for a Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section “Summer Sizzlin’ Back To Basics CLE,” to be held Friday, July 16,... Read More
July 13, 2021

Taylor Porter Hosts “Dialogue on Race Louisiana” Series for Sixth Consecutive Year

Click here to register ​Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, will host the “Dialogue on Race Louisiana” series at its offices, beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021, and every Tuesday thereafter through September 7th. Dialogue on Race Louisiana (DORLA) is... Read More
July 06, 2021

Taylor Porter Welcomes Second Session Summer Law Clerks

Taylor Porter welcomes eight law students to the second session of its 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program. During the program, law clerks gain hands-on experience through interaction with practicing Taylor Porter attorneys. Work experiences include client meetings, case... Read More
July 02, 2021

Taylor Porter Environmental Law Practice Ranked Among Top in Louisiana by Clients, Peers

2021 Chambers USA Honors Taylor Porter Environmental Attorneys Clients and peers in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide ranked the Taylor Porter environmental law practice among the top Louisiana environmental law firms. In addition to the firm’s practice ranking, Taylor Porter... Read More
June 30, 2021

Six Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked by Clients, Peers in 2021 Chambers USA

Six Taylor Porter attorneys have been selected by clients and peers as “Leaders in Their Field” in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide, which evaluates and ranks attorneys and firms through extensive independent research that includes interviews with firm clients... Read More
June 18, 2021

Taylor Porter Continues Support of “Drive the Future” for Children’s Hospital

Watch the promotional video featuring Taylor Porter’s Skip Philips The “Drive the Future” raffle to support Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has returned this year, and Taylor Porter continues its annual support... Read More
May 26, 2021

Totes de Joie Creates Care Packages for Cancer Patients at Mary Bird Perkins, Woman’s Hospital

On May 24, 2021, Taylor Porter attorneys, staff, and summer law clerks all pitched in to pack 100 care packages for nonprofit Totes de Joie to deliver to local cancer patients undergoing treatment at Mary Bird Perkins and Woman's Hospital in... Read More
May 21, 2021

Castille Appointed to Board of Governors of City Club of Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter Of Counsel Preston Castille has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the City Club of Baton Rouge, a downtown professional and social club that has enriched the lives of community leaders, business professionals, and families for 60... Read More
May 17, 2021

Taylor Porter Sponsors Return of “Roarin’ on the River” at USS Kidd

Taylor Porter will sponsor "Roarin’ on the River II" on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The 1940s-themed fundraiser, hosted by the Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation will benefit the USS KIDD Veterans Museum. The... Read More
May 11, 2021

Taylor Porter Welcomes First Round of 2021 Summer Law Clerks

Taylor Porter welcomes seven law students for the first round of the 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program in which under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, law clerks gain hands-on experience and interaction that refl... Read More
May 07, 2021

Taylor Porter “Take the Lead” Program Impacts High School Students

On Friday, May 7, Taylor Porter's BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program  and Volunteers in Public Schools concluded a successful three-month community outreach and mentoring project with high school students from Glen Oaks... Read More
May 05, 2021

“What We’ve Learned: COVID-19” - Barton Among Managing Partners Interviewed in BR Bar Article

Read the May/June issue of The Baton Rouge Lawyer Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton was among several Baton Rouge law firm managing partners interviewed in "What We've Learned ... COVID-19" featured in the May-June issue of The... Read More
April 30, 2021

Louisiana Statewide Mask Mandate Lifted, Placing Business Owners in Control of Mask Policies

Occupancy restrictions eased on hospitality, event industry Richard Easterling, Special Counsel | Katie Goodson, Special Counsel | Erin Sayes Kenny, Partner | Mike Walsh, Partner | Click here... Read More
April 21, 2021

Taylor Porter Legal Insight: Employer Payroll Tax Credits Expanded for COVID Leave

By Rick Norman, Taylor Porter Lake Charles Office The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, extended and expanded the availability of tax credits for employers who voluntarily offer to their employees... Read More
April 19, 2021

Taylor Porter, Diversity Chair Barrye Miyagi Launch “Take the Lead” Mentoring Program with Glen Oaks

Click here to see Taylor Porter featured in the VIPS newsletter Taylor Porter is featured in the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) March 2021 Newsletter for its leadership role in the "Take the Lead" mentoring program for Glen Oaks Magnet... Read More

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