Practicing law since 1990, Taylor Porter Special Counsel Richard Easterling practices in the areas of governmental relations and regulatory matters with a focus on the hospitality industry. Richard’s regulatory work encompasses all phases of alcohol beverage licensing and enforcement.
Richard serves as the Chair of Taylor Porter's Alcohol Beverage Licensing and Zoning practice. He was ranked "Administrative/Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge by Best Lawyers in America® 2016, and he is also ranked by his peers in Louisiana Super Lawyers and Chambers USA in Administrative Law.
His experience in the hospitality industry includes:
Richard received his J.D. from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1990. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Louisiana and Mississippi and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Mississippi and Louisiana State Bar Associations, National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals, Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants, and the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys.
In his free time, Richard enjoys Louisiana State University baseball, motorcycle riding, and tennis.