February 22, 2017
Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly, second from left, was elected Board Member At-Large for the Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts of America. Pictured with Easterly are the 2017 newest board members for the local Boy Scouts organization, including (from left): Ray Dudley (Promise Hospital of Louisiana), Haggai Davis (IT Professional and Radio Host on WBRP Talk 107.3 FM), and John Lappin (Teacher at Broadmoor High School in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System). Not pictured are additional new board members: Lieutenant Mike Crawford (East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office) and Regina Barrow (Louisiana State Senator).
Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly has been elected Board Member At-Large for the Istrouma Area Council (IAC) Boy Scouts of America, which serves 13 parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County, Mississippi, providing a scouting program to more than 7,600 co-ed youth. Over 2,911 adult volunteers support 285 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews and Exploring Posts.
The board helps the Council fulfill the Boy Scouts’ mission of building character, citizenship and total fitness, while preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
In addition to Easterly joining the Board, the IAC Boy Scouts elected new members: Lieutenant Mike Crawford (East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office), Regina Barrow (Louisiana State Senator), Ray Dudley (Promise Hospital of Louisiana), Haggai Davis (IT Professional and Radio Host on WBRP Talk 107.3 FM), and John Lappin (Teacher at Broadmoor High School in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System).
At Taylor Porter, Easterly has a multidisciplinary practice in commercial litigation, complex litigation, business contracts and transactions, real estate, insurance law, construction law and bankruptcy. He has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in business litigation for four consecutive years (2014-2017).
A member of the Louisiana Law Review, Easterly earned his JD from the LSU Law Center in 2006. He graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, where he earned his undergraduate degree in finance. Easterly also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, which he obtained from LSU in 2005, where he specialized in business law.
Easterly is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He is a former founding member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Legal Leaders program and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Baton Rouge City Club.