TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS & PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Welcomes Four New Associates

By Press release submission | Nov 15, 2018

Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP issued the following announcement on Nov. 7.

Taylor Porter is proud to welcome four new associates: Coulter McMahen (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2017); Colin Peak (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2018); Savannah Walker (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2018); and Sarah White (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2018).

Coulter McMahen practices in various areas of general commercial litigation. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. At LSU Law, McMahen received a graduate certificate in energy law and policy and was a chancellor’s scholar. He also competed in the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition as a member of LSU Law’s Gaming Moot Court team as well as the Tulane Sports Law Mardi Gras Invitational as a member of LSU Law’s Sports Moot Court team. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Brian A. Jackson, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. He also clerked at Taylor Porter, both in 2016 and 2017. McMahen formerly was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. McMahen graduated from LSU in 2013 with a bachelor of science in finance with a minor in geology. At LSU, he served as vice president of Kappa Sigma as well as rush chairman. He was also named to the Dean’s List and received the Kappa Sigma Scholar-Leader Award.

Colin Peak practices in various areas of general commercial litigation. Peak is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana. Before entering his legal practice, he was a judicial law clerk for the late Honorable James Brady at the United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana. Through various law firm clerkships, including at Taylor Porter, Peak gained further experience in litigation, environmental law, insurance, and successions and trusts. At LSU Law, Peak participated in the Flory Trial advocacy competition. He received his bachelor of science in biology from Millsaps College, where he was a member of the Millsaps Majors baseball team for all four years, and also received an academic scholarship.

Savannah Walker practices in various areas of general commercial litigation. Walker is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana. Before entering her legal practice, Walker was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay at the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Lake Charles division), gaining experience in federal and state criminal matters; Section 1983 civil rights litigation; and commercial contract disputes. Through various law firm clerkships, including at Taylor Porter, Walker gained further experience in professional legal responsibility, ethics and disciplinary proceedings, criminal defense, family law, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, healthcare compliance, general liability defense, governmental liability, and maritime. At LSU Law, Walker was a member of the Law Review and served as senior editor. She was a member of the Order of the Coif and also Public Interest Law Society. She received Cali Awards for excellence in legal research and writing; obligations; criminal procedure; legal professions; sales and lease; evidence; and health law. Walker graduated from LSU, summa cum laude, in 2015, with a bachelor of arts degree in English and a minor in Spanish. She was an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Sarah White she practices in various areas of general commercial litigation. White is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana. Before entering her legal practice, White was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James L. Dennis at the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, gaining experience in criminal and civil litigation. Through various law firm clerkships, including at Taylor Porter, White gained further experience in transactions, litigation, and medical malpractice. At LSU Law, White she was a member of the Order of the Coif; served as articles editor of the Louisiana Law Review; was a member of the LSU Law Moot Court Board; and won the 2016 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition. White graduated from LSU in 2014 with a bachelor of arts in mass communication, specifically print journalism, and a minor in business. At LSU, she wrote for the university newspaper, The Daily Reveille. White was a recipient of the Bill Lynch Memorial Scholarship, a journalism honor.

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