Preston Castille joined Taylor Porter in
1994 and was a Partner and member of the Executive Committee. He retired
from the partnership in January 2020 and is currently Of Counsel with
the firm. Mr. Castille is engaged primarily in education and business
law. Mr. Castille has been ranked for several years in Best Lawyers in America®
in the fields of Administrative Law and Insurance Law. Mr. Castille is
the Taylor Porter representative in MSI Global Alliance, a network of
more than 250 accounting and law firms in 100 countries. He also is an
MSI Global Alliance Area Representative for the continent of North
America and serves on the Management Board.
Mr. Castille is an adjunct professor of law. He began his career as a
law professor in 2001 at LSU Law School teaching Pretrial Litigation
Practice and taught there for eight years. In 2003, he began teaching at
Southern University Law Center and teaches Education Law, Evidence,
Pretrial Litigation Practice, Trial Advocacy, Louisiana Civil Procedure
I, and Louisiana Civil Procedure II. Mr. Castille served as President of
the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 2011, and President of the Louis A.
Martinet Legal Society from 1998-2000. He served on the Board of
Governors of the Louisiana State Bar Association from 2001-2004 and as a
member of the House of Delegates from 2009-2012. He recently served as a
member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and
the Louisiana Law Institute.
Mr. Castille is active in various education-related organizations. He is
the Immediate Past National President of the Southern University Alumni
Federation and is a current member of the Tulane Law School Dean
Advisory Board. He is Immediate Past Chairman of
the Board of Directors of New Schools for Baton Rouge and President of
Helix Community Schools. Mr. Castille is a District 8 member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Mr. Castille is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for
Planning Excellence, and he is a board member of the Baton
Rouge Area Foundation.