Meet Our New Taylor Porter Lake Charles Attorneys


October 01, 2019

Rick Norman has been practicing since 1980 in the areas of business law and commercial litigation. He is the author of two legal treatises on business law used by practitioners and law schools: Louisiana Employment (Thomson Reuters), and Louisiana Corporations (Thomson Reuters). Rick was selected a “Top Rated Lawyer” in the field of commercial litigation by Acadiana ProfileMagazine and Martindale-Hubbell. He is currently the vice-president of the Louisiana State Law Institute, an arm of the Louisiana legislature that studies and drafts legislation. Rick also serves on Law Institute committees that are rewriting the Louisiana Wage Payment Act and the Louisiana Limited Liability Companies Law. He is a member of the Employment Law Advisory Commission for the Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization. Rick taught business entities law and employment law at McNeese State University for many years, and lectures and writes extensively on business law topics. He also contributed a chapter for a college textbook on the effect of the First Amendment on business.

Joe Norman practices commercial law, commercial litigation, corporate transactions, and prosecuting and defending federal and state employment law actions. Joe is co-author of Louisiana Employment (Thomson Reuters).  Joe advises businesses on compliance with federal and state laws concerning employee rights and benefits, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Joe earned his B.A. from McNeese State University in 2012 and his J.D. from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2015. 

Jud Norman practices commercial law and litigation, and is a contributor to both the Louisiana Corporations and Louisiana Employment treatises. Jud earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University in 2007. He practiced as a certified Mental Health Specialist before attending Southern University Law Center. Jud was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2017.


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