Meet Sylvia Taylor


Retired Judge, Sylvia Taylor, is a native of Reserve, Louisiana. She was licensed to practice law in 1975, and became the first black female attorney in St. John the Baptist Parish. She retired after serving 22 years as a Workers’ Compensation Judge, supervisor and mediator, for the parishes of Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard. Her main practice areas are Estate Planning, Successions, Environmental Law, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, and Medical Malpractice.
Her legal career has been extensive and rewarding. Her background corroborates, that she has been a community-oriented person all of her life. She has participated in voter registration drives; before she could register to vote. She is a strong proponent of a cleaner environment in St. John the Baptist. She has provided legal services for the community, irrespective of their ability to pay. Aside from her legal and community outreach, she enjoys spending time with her lovely daughters, Aspen & Syrita and her four beautiful grandchildren.
  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
  • Dillard University, B.A., English


  • Admitted to the Eastern District Court of Louisiana
  • Admitted to the Middle District Court of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.
  • 40th JD Bar Association
  • River Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Kiwanis Club of Tri Parishes
  • The Rotary Club of Laplace
  • Concerned Citizens of St. John the Baptist
  • Save Our Schools
  • Board Member of the Louisiana Autism Society
  • Long Term Recovery Group