Leah Canaday Cook is an Associate at Taylor Porter, where she practices in various areas of commercial litigation and environmental law. Leah is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, and in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana.
Leah was a former law clerk at Taylor Porter and several other law firms in Baton Rouge and Houston, where she gained experience in several practice areas including construction, oil and gas, health care litigation, employment law, and corporate transactions. Prior to attending law school, she was a deputy clerk at the Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court.
Leah earned her J.D. in 2017 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. As a law student, Leah was a member of the Louisiana Law Review, serving as Articles Editor on the editorial board of Volume 77. She earned CALI awards in Legal Research & Writing II, Civil Law of Property, Criminal Law, Legal Traditions & Systems, and Employment Law. She also served as a member of the Ethics Committee.
In addition to receiving her J.D., Leah earned her Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from LSU in 2017, graduating from the Flores MBA Program. She was a member of both the Master’s of Business Administration Association and the National Association of Women MBAs.
Leah graduated summa cum laude from LSU in 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in French Studies and minors in Biological Sciences and Chemistry.
In the community, Leah serves as a board member of the Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA, which has served Baton Rouge and surrounding communities since 1917, and offers various programs and services with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
In her free time, Leah enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, and running half marathons.