J. Michael Parker

J. Michael Parker: Attorney with Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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John Michael “Mike” Parker is a partner at Taylor Porter, practicing law since 1978. Mr. Parker received his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University. Upon graduation, Mr. Parker was commissioned into the U.S. Army Reserve as second lieutenant. Mr. Parker’s practice areas include complex civil litigation, toxic torts class action, insurance, products liability, admiralty, and maritime law.

During the past several years, Mr. Parker has acted as lead trial counsel in the defense of federal and state litigation involving environmental claims for remediation of soil and groundwater contamination and claims relating to occupational and non-occupational exposure to toxics released into the air, soil, or water. Over the course of his experience, Mr. Parker has tried a wide variety of cases, both for individuals as well as for Fortune 500 companies. In his career, Mr. Parker has handled cases involving highway design, construction, expropriation/ condemnation disputes for pipeline, highways, electric power and landowners' interests, interstate trucking, business interruption, pipeline and pressure vessel explosions, gas and steam turbine failure, fires, building defects, electrical faults and failures, ship collisions, Jones Act Seaman Claims, insurance coverage, asbestos, silica, lead, and chlorinated solvents.

Mr. Parker is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the Federal District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Throughout his career, Mr. Parker has been a frequent lecturer on various subjects including toxic torts, insurance, and civil litigation. Mr. Parker was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and is AV Martindalerated among the Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Parker is an active member of the Defense Research Institute and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He is also a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, Fifth Federal Circuit, and American Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Complex
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Products Liability
  • Expropriation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
225.381.0227  Phone
225.346.8049  Fax
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.S., 1974
Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
Federal District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana and United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1978, Louisiana

Professional Memberships and Associations

American College of Trial Lawyers

Baton Rouge, Fifth Federal Circuit, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations

Defense Research Institute

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Birth Information:
Lawton, Oklahoma, November 4, 1952

Peer Reviews

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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