The legal profession is the ideal platform in which I can use my writing, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills to serve as the voice for my clients’ needs. For this reason, I believe that practicing law is my calling in life.
Taylor Brett’s diverse litigation practice involves representing clients across multiple industries, predominately in the energy and natural gas sectors. His work covers a broad spectrum of legal issues involving commercial disputes, as well as defending claims for personal injuries, chemical exposure, premises liability, and property damages. Taylor advocates for his clients at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court.
Taylor takes a proactive, immersive approach to understand the needs of every client and evaluating each one of their cases. He believes that a thorough investigation of a case at its outset is essential when it comes to formulating the best litigation strategy. In keeping with this mindset, Taylor dives headfirst into every case that comes across his desk, analyzing the facts, assessing the applicable laws, and identifying the types of evidence needed to support the client’s claims or defenses. Once he develops the appropriate plan of action for a case, Taylor keeps the lines of communication open with the client at all times to keep the client apprised of unexpected case developments, and to work with the client on preparing necessary adjustments to the plan. This method has led to countless favorable outcomes over the course of Taylor’s career.
Among Taylor’s successful representative matters include:
- Obtaining a 12(b)(6) dismissal on behalf of major oil companies in suit brought by ex-spouse of deceased former employee seeking recovery of marital portion of former employee’s 401(k) and pension benefits. 2016 WL 7438315 (W.D. La. Dec. 7, 2016), report and recommendation adopted by 2016 WL 7443679 (W.D. La. Dec. 23, 2016).
- Obtaining a 12(b)(6) dismissal and partial summary judgment on behalf of oil refinery in suit brought by contractor’s employee alleging negligence and retaliatory discharge. 2019 WL 1572670 (E.D. La. Apr. 11, 2019).
- Obtaining a summary judgment on behalf of charter school in suit brought by the estate of former school executive alleging wrongful termination. 274 So. 3d 1266 (La. Ct. App. 4th Cir. 2019).
- Obtaining a 12(b)(6) dismissal on behalf of a major online financial services company in suit brought by two individuals alleging that they were wrongfully arrested and prosecuted based on information reported to law enforcement relating to their use of the online financial services platform. 2020 WL 2319123 (W.D. La. Apr. 2, 2020), report and recommendation adopted by 2020 WL 2309316 (W.D. La. May 8, 2020).
- Obtaining a summary judgment on behalf of natural gas producer in suit brought by contractor’s employee alleging personal injuries arising out of a slip and fall incident that occurred at producer’s compressor station.
- Obtaining a summary judgment on behalf of a local trucking company in a suit brought by a motorist claiming personal injuries arising out of a motor vehicle accident.
- Defending multitude of lawsuits filed against oil refinery by residents in surrounding community asserting claims for property damages, nuisance, and emotional distress arising from ignition event.
Prior to practicing law, Taylor graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he served as a Casenote & Comment Editor for the Loyola Law Review, and was named a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar. Taylor regularly gives his time to working with law students by serving on the Loyola Law Review Alumni Advisory Board as well as the Loyola Law Career Development Committee.
“ I take pride in being a lawyer that both my clients and colleagues turn to for help navigating novel and complex legal issues, and also in my ability to distill these complicated issues down and articulate solutions to them in a way that makes sense to both lawyers and business professionals. ”
- Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude
- Louisiana State University, B.A., 2012
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Areas of Practice
- Best Lawyers® Ones To Watch - Commercial Litigation, 2022
- Loyola Institute of Politics, Fellow 2020-2021
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Louisiana Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- New Orleans Bar Association
- Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Alumni Association, Career Development Committee Member
- Reconciling the Exercise of General Personal Jurisdiction Over Nonresident Corporate Defendants in Louisiana Courts in the Wake of Daimler, 65 Loyola Law Review 279 (2019)
- Removal of Class Actions: What Danger Lurks in Shady Grove, 82 Defense Counsel Journal 161 (2015), with Martin A. Stern.
- The Modern Day Stork: Validating the Enforceability of Gestational Surrogacy Contracts in Louisiana, 60 Loyola Law Review 587 (2014).