Taylor Lanson was born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He also received two minors in English and Sociology. While attending LSU, Taylor served as president and head editor of the Fusion Review Literary Magazine, a magazine for the honors college at LSU.
Taylor then received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While in law school, Taylor was a member of the Loyola Trial Advocacy Center. He won first place in the Fall 2018 Intramural Competition and traveled to Washington D.C. to compete in the Twelfth Annual John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition. During law school, Taylor interned at the Jefferson Parish Public Defender’s Office. Taylor also worked in both the defense and prosecution Loyola Law Clinics as a Student Practitioner.
After graduating from law school, Taylor worked at the Jefferson Parish Public Defender’s Office. During that time, he worked in parish and city courts until being promoted to the felony division at the 24th Judicial District Court. In Taylor’s very first felony jury trial, his client was found not guilty and was acquitted of all charges, making Taylor one of five recipients of the 2021 Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Blackstone Award.
- B.A., Louisiana State University
- J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Louisiana State Bar Association
Admitted to Practice