Charles O. Taylor


  • Virginia Wesleyan College - B.A., 1974
  • School of Law Western New England College - J.D., 1977


  • Admitted to the Bar, 1990, Louisiana
  • Admitted to Practice:U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Federal Court of Claims, U.S. Supreme Court

Noteworthy Experience:

  • Tulane University - Instructor of Paralegal Studies 1991-2007
  • Loyola University School of Law Ad Hoc Professor of Law

Professional Organizations & Memberships:

  • Louisiana Bar Foundation - Fellow, 2003
  • Jefferson Parish Technology Committee - 2004
  • Louisiana Bar Association - Medical/Legal Inter-professional Relations Committee, Chair 2002-2004 Chair, Issues Subcommittee 1997-2014; Substance Abuse Committee/li>
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Malpractice Section, Chair, 1997
  • Loyola University School of Law - Advisory Committee for C.L.E., 1994-2002

Awards & Accolades:

  • New Orleans Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law, 2010
  • Life Member of National Registry of Who's Who
  • Loyola University, School of Law, Dean's Letter of Appreciation, 1999
  • Who's Who in American Law, 7th Ed., 1991-2000

Community & Civic Involvement:

  • St. Francis Xavier School Board, President, 1991-1992; Secretary 1989-1990; Technology Committee Chair, 1993-1997
  • Lakeside Country Club - Board of Governors - President, 1990-1991; Secretary, 1994; Treasurer, 1993
  • Boy Scouts of America (Cubmaster, Chairman, Troop Committee) 1986 to present
  • Knights of Columbus - Grand Knight, 1996-1997; Deputy Grand Knight, 1995-1996
  • Rotary International, Metairie Sunriser's Chapter

Contact Information

Phone: (504) 962-4277


Charles O. Taylor


A retired U.S.N. corpsman and former Physician's Assistant, Mr. Taylor attended law school because he perceived a need for professionals who were familiar with both law and medicine.

At Chehardy Sherman Williams, partner Charles Taylor concentrates his practice in medical malpractice defense. He handles medical malpractice, hospital, real estate and general casualty/liability litigation and consulting issues. Clients include Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund, Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Assoc., Children’s Hospital, Gray Insurance Co., Touro Infirmary, and individual physicians. His litigation experience includes, but is not limited to, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, employment discrimination, admiralty, real estate, construction law issues, domestic law as well as general casualty and personal injury issues.