Taylor Herring White

Taylor Herring White






  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Bachelor of Arts in History, Honors College, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Before joining Forman Watkins, Taylor studied American History and French at the University of Southern Mississippi and attended law school at Mississippi College.  She graduated summa cum laude among the top 5% of her class.  Today, Taylor primarily assists in the representation of corporate clients, including an international oil and gas company, in commercial litigation and contract disputes across multiple jurisdictions.  Taylor also has experience defending a national retailer against Fair Credit Reporting Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims in five states; defending a general contractor in multi-plaintiff litigation involving an Alabama interstate reconstruction project; and defending an international farm equipment manufacturer in catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims.

In her free time, Taylor enjoys painting, visiting her family in Hattiesburg, and spending time with her husband, Chris, and their two dogs.  Taylor finds fulfillment in developing close relationships and working as a team with her colleagues.  As a result, clients can always expect a personal and dedicated experience when working with her.

Professional Recognition

Important Litigation Involvement

  • Experience drafting and successfully arguing dispositive motions in Mississippi and Alabama insurance litigation.
  • Pre-trial experience drafting dispositive motions and developing jury trial strategy to successfully defend products liability case in Mississippi.
  • Experience in daily management, third-party practice, and general contractor defense in 180-plaintiff Alabama litigation in which plaintiffs allege property damage and personal injuries resulting from complex Interstate reconstruction.
  • Trial experience defending youth defendant criminally charged with simple assault.  Involvement included direct responsibility for cross-examination of police officers, detective, and victim.
  • Commercial litigation experience in enforcing rights of contractual indemnity on behalf of oil and gas company in seven states.
  • Arbitration experience defending and assisting with five-state representation of national retailer against federal and state consumer protection claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims, and questions of constitutional interpretation.
  • Pre-trial experience in motion practice and strategic development for defense of equipment manufacturer in Texas catastrophic injury case.

Professional Recognition

  • Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Robert Hauberg Award (2018)
  • Mississippi Bar Litigation & General Practice Section Award (2017)
  • John E. Gonzales Research Award for historical studies in Paris, France (2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • “The Godfathers: Litigation Funders & Ethical Issues Surrounding Third-Party Finance,” Asbestos Litigation Summit V, May 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana


Law School Honors & Awards

  • Law Review Executive Board: Casenote & Comment Editor
  • Moot Court Executive Board: External Appellate Chair
  • Hearin Full Tuition Scholarship
  • Best Brief in National Moot Court Competition
  • Best Oral Advocate in National Moot Court Competition
  • Best Paper Award in Legal Writing I, II, and III, Legal Research, Contracts, Evidence, Law and Literature, Sales and Leasing, Constitutional Law, Healthcare Law, Supreme Court Seminar, and Bioethics

Previous Experience

  • Intern for Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker, for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi