Ms. Taylor advises and represents corporations and individuals in dealings with the U.S. federal and state government. Her practice includes: U.S. Coast Guard investigations of vessel owners and managers for environmental violations, casualties resulting in marine pollution, internal investigations, search and seizure warrants, grand jury investigations, and criminal prosecutions.
Ms. Taylor joined Liskow and Lewis after 21 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana where she successfully tried cases in virtually all sections of court with convictions of all defendants. As a federal prosecutor, Ms. Taylor worked directly with the Eighth Coast Guard District Legal Office on more than 40 APPS and Clean Water Act investigations and prosecutions and served on the national Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Policy Committee. Ms. Taylor was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Commendation by the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, the only non-military civilian award.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Ms. Taylor joined the Baton Rouge Police Force as the first female police officer and regularly taught at the police academy.