September 05, 2019
Taylor Porter environmental practice group leader Anne Crochet has been selected by her peers for the second time as "Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 rankings. Crochet also received the top honor in 2014. “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Crochet is also ranked by clients among Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" and among Louisiana Super Lawyers in "Environmental Law".
Practice Group leader for Taylor Porter’s Environmental Regulation and Litigation team, Crochet represents business and industry by providing environmental regulatory compliance advice, securing environmental permits, defending enforcement actions, and protecting interests through litigation. Crochet counsels generators, manufacturers, recyclers, transporters, owners/operators of treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and a major Superfund site in the areas of air, water, solid and hazardous waste management, and soil and groundwater remediation. She also provides advice in commercial and real estate transactions as to environmental obligations, protections, and permit transfers. Crochet’s practice also includes agency adjudicatory actions, injunctive, declaratory relief and damages actions in state and federal district courts, and appellate actions in all forums. She has extensive experience in media relations and crisis management.
Crochet is a contributing author of Louisiana Environmental Compliance, a publication in the West Group Practice Series for Louisiana that annually covers environmental compliance issues across the state. Crochet is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, all federal district courts within Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
In the community, Crochet serves as a secretary/board member of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation; and on the board of governors of the City Club of Baton Rouge.