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Kathryn C. Goodson

Partner
Tel: 225.381.0260
katie.goodson@taylorporter.com

Emphasis
Regulated Industries

Commercial Litigation

Medical Malpractice

Insurance Defense

Education
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2005
Louisiana State University, B.A., 2002

Bar Admissions
Louisiana, 2005

Professional Memberships and Associations
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association (Volunteer Committee)
Defense Research Institute

National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys

Katie Goodson joined the firm in 2005 after receiving her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University that same year. Ms. Goodson graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Her primary areas of practice include regulatory matters, insurance defense, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation. She works with numerous regulatory and administrative bodies across the state, including the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, the Department of Revenue, Departments of Public Works, and Planning Commissions. Her regulatory work with the ATC encompasses all phases of alcohol and tobacco licensing compliance. She is a member of the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys.

Notable representative matters have included, among others, the following

  • Counsel for national retail pharmacy, regional convenience store franchise, and other local businesses in obtaining alcohol and tobacco licenses, occupational licenses, health permits, and occupancy permits. Related representation also includes assistance with zoning and other property issues;
  • Counsel for national property management company in various claims involving lease and property issues;
  • Participation as counsel in the defense of physicians in multiple jury trials involving medical malpractice claims;
  • Participation as counsel for a major chemical manufacturing company in defending multiple occupational disease premises liability suits relating to allegations of asbestos exposure;
  • Represented national retail pharmacy as liaison to state and local agencies in securing the necessary licensure to conduct business pursuant to corporate merger and restructure.
  • Participation as counsel regarding higher education matters for the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Ms. Goodson is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. Ms. Goodson is a member of First United Methodist Church, where she serves on the Children’s Council. She is also a member ofthe Junior League of Baton Rouge and volunteers with Cancer Services of Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum. She has also served as the firm coordinator of various Baton Rouge Bar Association programs.