Erin Sayes Kenny


Practicing law since 2011, Erin Sayes Kenny is a Partner at Taylor Porter, where she maintains a varied state and federal civil litigation and appellate practice, with an emphasis in alcoholic beverage licensing and related enforcement issues, commercial litigation, insurance defense and insurance coverage cases. Erin also has experience in personal injury, products liability and other tort litigation. She is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts; all federal district courts in Louisiana; and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Within the firm, Erin currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and Recruiting Committee.

An active member of the Baton Rouge legal community, Erin is an elected council member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and serves as a board member for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. In addition, she serves as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge.

Erin also is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, serving on the Board and also on the Young Lawyers Committee. In 2015, the LADC recognized Erin as a Finalist for The Frank L. Maraist Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and education. In 2013, she completed the LADC Trial Academy. Additionally, she has volunteered as a judge for the LSU Law Center Tullis Moot Court Competition.

Erin is a member of First United Methodist Church.

Prior to joining the firm, Erin graduated cum laude from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Chancellor's List and a CALI award recipient. She also served as an issue editor and junior associate of the Louisiana Law Review. In 2007, Erin graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Political Science from Louisiana State University. She was honored as a University Medalist for completing her undergraduate studies with a 4.0 GPA.


  • Co-presenter, LSBA Jazz Fest CLE - New Orleans, “Jazz Hot Ethics: Representing Defendants in Parallel Criminal and Civil Matters” (2014)

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