Parris Taylor, J.D.

Parris A. Taylor is an attorney working as part of the Louisiana Department of Education’s Executive Counsel Team, and the coordinator for the LDOE’s dispute resolution program for students with exceptionalities. Mr. Taylor was a former IDEA administrative law judge and deputy general counsel with the State of Louisiana’s Division of Administrative Law before joining the LDOE. Attorney Taylor started as a general practitioner with the Tyson, Pitcher, Avery, & Cunningham Law Firm before taking a position as a child support attorney with the State of Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services. He later transferred to DCFS to join its Bureau of General Counsel’s legal staff where he also worked as a child protection attorney with the Office of Child Welfare. Attorney Taylor served as founding chair, and co-chair, and is currently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Children’s Law Committee, and he is also a member of the LSBA’s Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities Committee. He was an invited speaker for special education workshops at the National IDEA Academy and the Lehigh University Special Education Law Symposium. Attorney Taylor has conducted continuing legal education seminars for the Louisiana State Legislature, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and he has been a featured presenter for community stakeholder groups and non-governmental organizations throughout Louisiana. He is a past member of the Louisiana State Legislature’s Child In Need of Care Task Force, a participant in the Louisiana Child Support Guideline Committee, and he was a past president of the Louisiana Association of Administrative Law Judges. Mr. Taylor graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore. Later he attended and graduated from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, where he formerly served as an adjunct professor teaching administrative law, and is a long-standing member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.