Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips L.L.P.
Practicing law since 2012, Taylor Porter
Partner Ryan French handles cases in a variety of areas, including
commercial and complex litigation, corporate ownership fights, appellate
practice, property right disputes, construction litigation, church
property law, and white collar criminal defense.
Ryan has been ranked by his peers for six consecutive years (2015-2020) among Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” in Business Litigation, and also by Best Lawyers in America (2020-2021) in Commercial Litigation. Ryan is an elected member of the Louisiana
Association of Business & Industry’s (LABI) Legal Advisory
Council. The council helps LABI set its policy priorities in the
judicial branch and gather courtroom data needed to make informed
advocacy decisions. Additionally, the council is responsible for
enhancing the business community’s amicus brief program. LABI and its
board look to the Legal Advisory Council for guidance on important
decisions relating to topics like civil justice policy, amicus brief
participation, judicial administration and structure, and political
In addition to his legal practice, Ryan boasts a background in
accounting and finance, having obtained a B.S. in accounting from LSU
where he earned a 4.0 GPA and finished as a University Medalist. Before
attending law school, Ryan successfully completed the CPA Exam in 2009.
Because of his accounting background, Ryan is better able to understand
his clients’ businesses and can personally assess valuation issues,
damage calculations, present value determinations, and related expert
witness testimony. Ryan’s background as an appellate clerk has also made
him uniquely able to assist clients on appeal, both with brief-writing
and with oral argument presentation.
Ryan is an Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of
America program. In the community, Ryan formerly served on the board of
directors for the American Red Cross Louisiana Capital Area-West. Ryan
has also handled multiple pro bono cases, including successions, unfair
trade practice claims, and contested real estate title actions.