Anne J. Crochet


Practice Group leader for Taylor Porter’s Environmental Regulation and Litigation team, Anne Crochet represents business and industry by providing environmental regulatory compliance advice, securing environmental permits, defending enforcement actions, and protecting interests through litigation.

Ms. Crochet counsels generators, manufacturers, recyclers, transporters, owners/operators of treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and a major Superfund site in the areas of air, water, solid and hazardous waste management, and soil and groundwater remediation. She also provides advice in commercial and real estate transactions as to environmental obligations, protections, and permit transfers.  She has experience defending citizens suits, zoning challenges, and third party actions against industrial facilities.

Ms. Crochet’s practice includes agency adjudicatory actions, injunctive, declaratory relief and damages actions in state and federal district courts, and appellate actions in all forums. She has extensive experience in media relations and crisis management.

Ms. Crochet was selected by her peers as "Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 and 2023 rankings. This was the third time Ms. Crochet has received the top honor in addition to her 2014 selection.  Ms. Crochet is also ranked by clients among Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" and among Louisiana Super Lawyers in Environmental Law.

Ms. Crochet is a contributing author of
Louisiana Environmental Compliance, a publication in the West Group Practice Series for Louisiana that annually covers environmental compliance issues across the state.

Ms. Crochet is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, all federal district courts within Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Representative work follows: 

  • Obtained operating permits for solid and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal operations by major landfill and chemical manufacturing facilities in the state, including Title V and solid and hazardous TSD permits.
  • Defended and prosecuted successfully judicial appeals of agency permit decisions.
  • Defended successfully private actions relative to landfill operations and Superfund site remediation.
  • Defended successfully major enforcement actions by the LDEQ and the USEPA.
  • Coordinated regulatory and litigation strategies in complex tort cases.
  • Spearheaded the transfer of permits/licensing, and necessary authority to operate, in complex transactions for manufacturing and pipeline facilities.
  • Participates in the development of and challenges to administrative rulemaking and legislation.
  • Provides compliance consulting and permitting advice.
  • Advises on complex soil and groundwater remediation projects.

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