Katia D. Bowman is a Taylor Porter partner who practices primarily civil and appellate litigation. She has defended the interests of public and private clients in personal injury, insurance defense, contract disputes, public utilities, unfair trade practice, civil rights, education, retaliation, defamation, wrongful termination, discrimination, and general tort matters. Katia’s litigation practice includes experience with electronic discovery, pre-trial motions, trials, appeals, and settlements.
Katia is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and has served on the Planning Committee for the DRI Annual Diversity for Success Seminar and Expo.
Within Taylor Porter, Katia serves as Chair of the Diversity Committee. In 2016, Katia was named among the "Top Forty Under 40" by the Baton Rouge Business Report.
Katia received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center in 2008. She was an editor of the Southern University Law Review and a member of the Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Association. She also received CALI Excellence Awards in Legal Writing, Legal Research, Corporations, and Admiralty Law. Following law school, Katia volunteered as a writing fellow through Southern University Law Center’s Supplemental Bar Review Program for students preparing to take the Louisiana Bar Exam.
Katia graduated summa cum laude from Southern University and A&M College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2005.
In the community, Katia is a board member of IDEA Public Schools Louisiana, Inc.
In her spare time, Haiti-native Katia enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, and traveling to discover new cultures, particularly in tropical climates.
Katia is a registered Haitian Creole Language Court Interpreter for the Louisiana Supreme Court.