Forty-Three Taylor Porter Attorneys Recognized in 2021 “Best Lawyers in America”


August 20, 2020

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that 43 of the firm's attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America® 2021 edition, including the inaugural edition this year of "Best Lawyers Ones to Watch."

The 27th annual publication is an annual list compiled since 1983 and universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in which rankings are based on a peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. ​The Best Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys is compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In addition to Taylor Porter's Best Lawyers honorees, four of the firm's attorneys received Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions, which are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.


​Taylor Porter "Lawyer of the Year" honorees in Baton Rouge for 2021 include:

  • Mike Crawford - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Vicki Crochet - Employment Law
  • Shelby McKenzie - Insurance Law
  • Fred Tulley - Litigation, Banking and Finance

​Taylor Porter's "Best Lawyers" for 2021 include:​

  • John Andrishok - Construction Law
  • Bob Barton – Commercial Litigation
  • John Stone Campbell III – Commercial Litigation
  • Preston Castille - Administrative / Regulatory Law; Insurance Law
  • Robert Coco – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Mike Crawford – Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Anne Crochet – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Vicki Crochet – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Jeanne Davis – Litigation – Intellectual Property; Patent Law
  • Paul Dicharry – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Nancy Dougherty – Education Law
  • Dick Easterling – Administrative/Regulatory Law; Government Relations
  • Tom Easterly – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • Jim Ellis – Energy Law
  • Ryan French – Commercial Litigation
  • Brett Furr – Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Katie Goodson – Commercial Litigation
  • Eugene Groves – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Ann Halphen – Health Care Law
  • Mike Hart – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Mary Hester – Trusts and Estates
  • Rebecca Hinton – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Eddie Hughes – Energy Regulatory Law
  • Erin Sayes Kenny – Commercial Litigation
  • Amy Lambert – Commercial Litigation
  • Amy Groves Lowe – Education Law; Litigation – Insurance
  • Lloyd Lunceford – Education Law; Real Estate Law
  • John McDermott – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Shelby McKenzie – Insurance Law
  • Barrye Miyagi – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Ashley Moore – Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • John Murrill – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • John Parker Jr. - Insurance Law; Utilities Law
  • Mike Parker – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Skip Philips – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Tim Poché – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • John Runnels – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice; Patent Law
  • Adam Thames – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • Fred Tulley – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Mike Walsh – Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Mac Womack – Commercial Litigation

​Taylor Porter's "Best Lawyers Ones to Watch" for 2021 include:​

  • Ashley Meredith - Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law
  • Lauren Hadden - Labor and Employment Law


Founded in 1912 in Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, representing a diverse range of local, regional, and national clients in the most complex transactions and litigation across a variety of industries. Taylor Porter, with offices in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, has 80 attorneys who serve the interests of our clients in more than 30 practice areas. Taylor Porter is the exclusive Louisiana law firm member of the MSI Global Alliance, enabling the Firm to source reliable, local expertise wherever in the world clients are doing business.


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