Mr. Harry J. Philips Jr.
Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP
Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr. currently serves as the Managing Partner and a member of the Executive Committee of the Baton Rouge law firm of Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP. His primary practice areas include state and federal civil trial and appellate litigation, including banking, commercial, insurance, personal injury, insurance coverage and products liability cases. Mr. Philips was presented with the 2015 Louisiana Bar Foundation President’s Award. He received his Juris Doctorate from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1983 where he was the Editor- in- Chief of the Louisiana Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. He received a Bachelor of Science from LSU in 1972, where he was a distinguished military graduate in the Army ROTC program. Mr. Philips is a retired Major General in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was last assigned as Commanding General of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, New Orleans, Louisiana, where he commanded more than 30,000 Army Reserve soldiers in the United States. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and an adjunct professor of law at LSU Law Center, where he teaches courses on Professional Responsibility and Insurance Law. He is a frequent lecturer on ethics, professionalism and litigation skills. He is serving as a member of the “Adult Guardianship” Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute and is a member of the Alumni Board of Trustees of the LSU Law Center. Mr. Philips previously served as Chair of a Lawyer Disciplinary Hearing Committee. He is approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as judge pro tempore of the Baton Rouge City Court and has served as an arbitrator. Prior to attending law school, he was an investigator in the public corruption section of the Criminal Division of the Louisiana Attorney General’s office. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is the former Director of Character and Fitness for the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions and has also served as a Bar Examiner and Assistant Examiner. He is a member of the American, Baton Rouge and Louisiana State Bar Associations, and a Past-President of the Louisiana Association of (Civil) Defense Counsel. Mr. Philips was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers.