November 28, 2018
Preston Castille, Partner at Taylor Porter and Board Chair of New Schools for Baton Rouge, was interviewed on WRKF's Jim Engster Show on Nov. 19. Castille discussed various challenges within Baton Rouge involving education opportunities, and aiding in the New Schools' mission to "ensure that every student in our City and parishes has an opportunity to attend an excellent school."
Click here to listen to the radio interview.
Founded in 2012, NSBR is a community partnership bringing together talent and resources that deliver excellent schools to students and families in Baton Rouge. To transform schools citywide, NSBR catalyzes the creation of a new network of excellent schools led by the Baton Rouge civic community – one that increases access, promotes choice, and ensures excellence in school quality.
Practicing law since 1994, Castille is engaged primarily in business litigation and transactions. He has been ranked for several years in Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Administrative Law and Insurance Law. Castille is the firm’s representative in MSI Global Alliance, a network of more than 250 accounting and law firms in 100 countries. He also is an MSI Global Alliance Area Representative for the continent of North America and serves on the Management Board. Castille is an adjunct professor of law. He began his career as a law professor in 2001 at LSU Law School teaching Pretrial Litigation Practice and taught there for eight years. In 2003, he began teaching at Southern University Law School and teaches Evidence, Pretrial Litigation Practice, Trial Advocacy, Louisiana Civil Procedure I, and Louisiana Civil Procedure II. Castille served as President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 2011, and President of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society from 1998-2000.
Castille is the Immediate Past President of the Southern University Alumni Federation. Castille is active in various education-related organizations. In addition to serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of New Schools for Baton Rouge, he is a member of the Mentorship Academy School Board. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX). Castille is a member of the Georgia-Pacific Community Advisory Panel. He served on the Greater Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce Business Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Chamber’s 1997 Leadership class and was selected in 2000 by the Baton Rouge Business Report as one of Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty Under 40” community and business leaders. Castille was a member of the 2012 Louisiana Leadership class sponsored by Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL).