Five Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA Among 2019 “Leaders in their Field”

April 26, 2019

Taylor Porter had five attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers USA 2019 Directory, which has surveyed clients and other law firms to rank attorneys globally since 1990. The annual guide of the best law firms and lawyers in business is published by London-based research and ranking organization, Chambers and Partners. Chambers evaluates and ranks attorneys and firms nationally and by state through extensive independent research that includes interviews with firm clients and peer attorneys. Researchers assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

​Taylor Porter’s Chambers USA honorees include:
Mike Crawford (Bankruptcy/Restructuring); Anne Crochet (Environmental Law); Skip Philips (Commercial Litigation); Pat Seiter (Healthcare Law); and Fred Tulley (Securities Litigation). Taylor Porter's environmental practice team leader Anne Crochet and healthcare practice team leader Pat Seiter were both ranked in the top tier, Band 1, individually in Louisiana in the Chambers 2019 rankings. Lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

In addition to the rankings, the Chambers annual guide includes research findings by peer attorneys and clients about the recognized attorneys. The following are highlights from Taylor Porter’s attorneys’ inclusions:

Environmental Law

"Anne Crochet has an abundance of experience in regulatory compliance, permitting and enforcement action defense. She is also highlighted for her strong environmental litigation practice. She represents energy industry participants, manufacturers and waste management companies."

"Respected Baton Rouge-based firm with extensive environmental law expertise, acting for a range of energy, waste management and industrial companies. Handles a broad spectrum of environmental law issues, with substantial experience in regulatory compliance, defending enforcement actions and wider environmental law disputes. Offers notable strengths in class action litigation and defending claims related to groundwater remediation, contamination and oilfield waste. Additionally noted for advising clients on legislative and regulatory developments in the area."

Healthcare Law

"Described as "an A-list lawyer," Pat Seiter is considered by market observers to have "a deep appreciation and understanding of university hospital systems." He deftly handles transactional work as well as compliance with state and federal regulations."


"Mike Crawford concentrates his practice on bankruptcy litigation pertaining to a wide array of industry sectors, including oil and gas, energy, healthcare and entertainment. Sources consider him to be “a smart guy and good lawyer.”

Commercial Litigation

"Very good trial lawyer - Skip Philips is highlighted for his abilities in defending companies in product liability disputes, banking litigation and insurance coverage matters. He is also adept at handling issues pertaining to corporate law."

Securities Litigation

"Peers have "tremendous respect for" Frederick Tulley and his broad litigation-focused practice. He has extensive experience in a range of commercial litigation disputes, being especially adept at handling construction disputes and antitrust matters. His practice also extends to securities litigation."

Louisiana’s Law Firm® founded in 1912 in Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, with a diverse range of local, regional, national and international clients in the most complex transactions and litigation across a variety of industries. As a full-service, general law practice with more than 70 attorneys, Taylor Porter’s capabilities cover the complete spectrum of civil law, including state and federal trial and appellate practice.

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