Leah Hipple McKay Memorial Awards

Leah Hipple McKay Memorial Awards


T. MacDougall Womack was awarded the 2012 Leah Hipple McKay Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. Mr. Womack is a partner at Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips L.L.P. in Baton Rouge, representing hospitals, physicians, toxic tort and environmental regulatory work. He is a 1979 graduate of the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. In 1984, he began private practice with Durrett, Hardin, Hunter, Dameron & Fritchie, working under Roger M. Fritchie, one of the premier trial lawyers in Louisiana. Upon the death of Mr. Fritchie, Mr. Womack moved his practice to Taylor Porter. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, and the Federal District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Womack has made a lasting impact on his community through his tireless work with various professional associations, non-profit organizations and religious institutions in Baton Rouge. He has coordinated the firm’s pro bono work through the Baton Rouge Bar Association (BRBA) Pro Bono Committee since 2008. He is a 2011 recipient of the BRBA’s Century Club Award for donating over 100 hours of legal services to the “Thirst for Justice” and “Ask-a-Lawyer” programs. He recently registered for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel’s “Calling All Lawyers!!!” program, where he will be volunteering his legal expertise. Mr. Womack has served as a judge for the BRBA High School Mock Trial competition and for the LSU Law Center Moot Court Competition. He appeared in “Health Calls” for Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, answering questions about living wills. He is also a past member of the LSBA Committee on the Profession. For a number of years, Mr. Womack has been an active member of the BRBA Volunteer Committee and Volunteer Panel, which provide non-legal related projects and assist other non-profit organizations in the Baton Rouge community.

Outside of his volunteer work in the legal community, Mr. Womack helps the less fortunate in Baton Rouge by serving at St. Vincent de Paul’s Soup Kitchen, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and assisting with food drives sponsored by the BRBA and St. Aloysius Church. He also serves on the Good Samaritans Committee of St. Aloysius Church, which primarily cooks and delivers meals for individuals and families in the parish facing difficulties. He is a Red Cross volunteer and assisted the organization in preparing 100 comfort kits for children who have endured disaster. He is also a member of the Disaster Action team and is trained in the opening and operation of a Red Cross shelter.

“Mac is a man of character who meets all the criteria for the Leah Hipple McKay Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteerism,” said BRBA Executive Director Ann Gregorie. “His life-long volunteer activities make him the clear choice for this award.”


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