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Skip Philips Named 2022 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr., of counsel with Taylor Porter in Baton Rouge is the recipient of the 2022 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award.

Mr. Philips is receiving this award in recognition of his long-standing devotion to and excellence in trial practice and for upholding the standards of ethics and consideration for the court, litigants, and all counsel. This award carries a cash stipend to any non-profit law related program providing services in the state of Louisiana; Mr. Philips has selected Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge to receive the $1,000 stipend to be donated in his name.

Mr. Philips focuses his practice on state and federal civil trial and appellate litigation, including banking, commercial, insurance, personal injury, insurance coverage, and products liability cases. His practice also includes corporate law as counsel to several non-profit organizations.

The award was established through an endowment to the LBF in memory of Mr. Boisfontaine, who served as president of the LSBA and of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Donations from Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, L.L.P., the Boisfontaine family and friends established the fund.


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