Taunton Melville
Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

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Taunton Melville joined Blanchard Walker in 2019, bringing with him broad civil law experience. Since 2010, he has litigated various types of suits, including premise liability, successions, oil and gas, personal injury, property ownership, tax adjudication, lien enforcement, timber, workers’ compensation, employment, bankruptcy, insurance coverage, interdiction, and family law. His transactional experience includes estate planning, successions, corporate governance, and drafting of deeds, leases, and other ownership-related matters. Mr. Melville has appeared at Offices of Workers’ Compensation (OWC), juvenile court, city courts, state district courts, and the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal. He has filed pleadings at OWCs, juvenile, city, state, appellate, state supreme, and federal courts, including a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Mr. Melville is married to Christy Canady Melville. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and listening to music, and reading books on history. Mr. Melville may be reached at (318) 934.0288 and tmelville@bwor.com.
Areas Of Practice
Premise Liability, Successions, Oil & Gas Litigation, Personal Injury, Property Ownership, Tax Adjudication, Lien Enforcement, Workers' Compensation, Employment, Bankruptcy, Insurance Coverage, Interdiction, Family Law
Bar Admissions
Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
Membership and Honors
Louisiana State Bar Association Shreveport Bar Association
Representative Cases