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B. Gene Taylor, III Shareholder

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B. Gene Taylor, III ("Gene") is a civil litigator with extensive trial experience as lead counsel in state and federal courts.  Gene’s practice is exclusively within the litigation realm, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of contested matters with an emphasis in the areas of commercial and corporate litigation, redhibition, products liability, premises liability, personal injury, successions, and property litigation.

In addition to his trial practice, Gene has substantial experience in obtaining favorable settlements through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, as well as representing clients through final resolution of their case on appeal.  During law school, Gene was a member of the law review, moot court board, and was awarded American Jurisprudence recognition for receiving the highest grade in six classes.

Representative Matters
  • Acts as a first chair litigator in a multitude of legal areas.
  • Obtained multiple defense verdicts for construction companies arising out of claims for breach of contract and defective construction.
  • Successfully represented disinherited heirs in estate litigation, resulting in judgment annulling the decedent’s testament on the basis of undue influence.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements for plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving injuries, death, and property loss.
  • Obtained appellate court reversal of trial court judgment against client for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of mandatary authority, and fraud.
  • Successfully represented board of trustees of historic church at trial and on appeal in removal of pastor through a writ of quo warranto and injunction.
  • Obtained trial court judgment in favor of commercial landscaping company, resulting in award of damages and retention of corporate property arising out of claims for breach of employment contract, breach of non-compete clause, and unfair trade practices.
  • Represented numerous clients in mediation, trial and on appeal in redhibition cases related to agricultural commodities, residential property, and commercial equipment.
  • Successfully represented major commercial trucking manufacturer against claims for wrongful death and violation of the Louisiana Products Liability Act.
  • Successfully represented restaurant holdings company against individual and derivative claims of an alleged partner seeking recognition of ownership in a $30 million business acquisition, resulting in summary dismissal of all claims and per curiam affirmance on appeal by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Recognitions
  • Law Review
  • Moot Court Board
  • American Jurisprudence awards in Professional Responsibility & Ethics, Commercial Paper, Judicial Administration, Domestic Relations, Native American Law, Capital Punishment
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Crossroads-American Inns of Court of Alexandria/Pineville

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2010
  • Louisiana College, B.A., 2007

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Middle District of Louisiana
    • Western District of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit