Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips L.L.P.
Practicing law since 1984, Taylor Porter Of
Counsel Mike Hart focuses on civil and appellate litigation with an
emphasis on products liability and commercial litigation involving
product performance, casualty litigation, and insurance coverage.
Because of his engineering background, he has been called on by the
firm’s clients on numerous occasions to defend serious vehicular
accident cases that involve not only serious injuries or multiple
fatalities, but also those that include product defect issues in causing
either the accident or the enhanced injuries suffered by passengers.
Mike is ranked among his peers among Louisiana Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in Product Liability Law, including Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Insurance Coverage, and Aerospace/Aviation.
Mike is a member of the Baton Rouge and Louisiana State Bar
Associations, and the Defense Research Institute, where he previously
served as the Chair of the Agricultural, Construction, Mining and
Industrial Equipment (ACMIE) Subcommittee of the Products Liability
Committee. He has served as an Assistant Examiner for the Louisiana
State Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions.
In the community, Mike has actively supported the Istrouma Council of
the Boy Scouts of America and served in leadership positions ranging
from Den Leader to Council Vice-President, and as Chairman of the
Camping Committee at the Council level. He served Louisiana as the
state’s West Point Admissions Representative for more than 15 years and
helped more than 30 young men and women from Baton Rouge and
southeastern Louisiana gain admission to West Point.
Mike is a licensed pilot, and has served as a Mission Pilot and Wing
Leader for Angel Flight, a national organization that uses pilots to fly
cancer patients to medical centers for treatment.