Taylor Hale

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lake Charles, LA

Hale Law Firm
 | 1735 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: 337-433-0612
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Taylor Hale is a partner at the Hale Law Firm, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Representing clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice in the areas of maritime law and personal injury.  His maritime practice involves representation of injured Jones Act workers as well as cases arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.  In his personal injury practice, Mr. Hale assists plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, 18 wheeler trucking accidents, construction accidents, slips and falls, defective products and industrial accidents. 

Before attending law school, Mr. Hale attended LSU and graduated from McNeese State University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business. He then went on to attend Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008, graduating at the top of his class. While at Loyola, he was a Lemle & Kelleher, LLP scholarship recipient.  Mr. Hale served on the Loyola Law Review as an articles editor.  His law review article, A Critical Misdiagnosis: Re-Evaluating Louisiana's Medical Malpractice Act, 53 Loy. L. Rev. 463, Fall, 2007, was selected for publication.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Hale first worked for a prominent New Orleans insurance defense firm, gaining invaluable experience defending personal injury and maritime lawsuits that he has since put to use in his representation of his injured clients. Admitted to practice in Louisiana, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Mr. Hale has been named a Louisiana Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  In 2017, Taylor was named a member of The National Trial Lawyer's Top 40 under 40 for the State of Louisiana.  In 2012, Taylor was named a Top Trial Lawyer in America and is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which requires a settlement or verdict over one million dollars on behalf of his clients for membership. 

During his time as a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Hale has been able to obtain significant successful outcomes for his clients, and as a result, he has been named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group in which membership is limited to attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements of at least $1 million. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, Louisiana Association for Justice, Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Taylor Hale

Admitted: 2008, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.halelawfirm.com/Attorneys/W-taylor-Hale.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • The National Trial Lawyer's Top 40 under 40. , 2017
  • Louisiana Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2017
  • Louisiana Super Lawyer Rising Star, Super Lawyer, 2015
  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP - Associate Attorney
  • Louisiana Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2016
  • Named to Top Trial Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Lemle & Kelleher, LLP Scholarship Recipient, 2007-2008
  • Loyola Law Review, 2006 - 2008
  • Million Dollar Advocate, Life Member
  • Who's Who Among Students in Am. Univ. & Colleges

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2008
  • Louisiana, 2008
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Treasurer/Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • SOLACE (Support for Lawyers/Legal Personnel - All Concern Encouraged)
  • Holiday Helping Hands, Co-Chairman, 2010 -2011
  • Wills for Heroes

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • A Critical Misdiagnosis: Re-Evaluating Louisiana's Medical Malpractice Act, 53 Loy. L. Rev. 463, Fall, 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Marquette Transportation Co. Gulf-Inland, LLC v. M/V CHEMBULK WESTPORT, ET AL., 13-6213 c/w 14-2071 (E.D. La. 2016)
  • Delta Towing, LLC v. Mike Hooks, Inc., 15-cv-00128 (S.D. Ala. 2015)
  • Youngblood v. Rain CII Carbon, 12-cv-00287 (W.D. La. 2013)
  • Robertson v. W&T Offshore, Inc., 712 F.Supp. 2D 515 (W.D. LA. 2010)
  • Combo Maritime, Inc. vs. U.S. United Bulk Terminal, LLC, et al, 626 F. Supp. 2D 635 (E.D. LA. 2009)

Representative Clients:

  • Injured persons.

Educational Background:

  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, B.S. cum laude, Honors: With Distinction, Honors: With Honors, Honors: Dean's List, Major: Business, 2005

Industry Groups

  • Admiralty/Maritime
  • Brain Injury
  • Jones Act
  • Neck & Back Injuries
  • Offshore Injuries
Office Location for Taylor Hale

1735 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Phone: 337-433-0612

 

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Last Updated: 8/7/2017

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