Hunter and Beck

About Us

Philip Hunter

Admitted to the Louisiana Bar, 1976

Philip Hunter studied at Northeast Louisiana State University in 1973, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He completed his legal education at Louisiana State University Law Center and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1976. He became an Assistant District Attorney in Grant Parish, Louisiana in 1977 through 1979. His expertise includes medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, personal injury, and more.

Education
  • Northeast Louisiana State University (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1973)
  • Louisiana State University Law Center (J.D., 1976)
  • Honor Society : Phi Kappa Phi
  • Moot Court Board and Finalist, 1974
  • Law Clerk to Hon. William A. Culpepper, Chief Judge, Louisiana Third
  • Circuit Court of Appeal, 1976-77
  • Assistant District Attorney, Grant Parish, Louisiana, 1977-79
Professional Organizations
  • Member : Alexandria Bar Association (President, 1995)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Practice Improvement Committee, Bar Governance Committee)
  • Louisiana Association for Justice (State President, 1995); Executive Committee, 1989-1994
  • Louisiana House of Delegates (1982-1984, 1990-1992, 2006-2007)
Speaker, Continuing Legal Education, on topics:
  • Examining Expert Witnesses, Preparing the Doctor for Trial or Mediation
  • Practical Considerations for Plaintiff’s in Louisiana Workers Compensation Cases
  • Insurance Workers’ Compensation, Pleading Damages, Trial Tactics,
    Medicare Set Aside in Liability and Workers’ Compensation Cases and Trust Accounting – Handling Client Property.

Joseph Yuri Beck

Admitted to bar, 2005, Louisiana.

Yuri Beck graduated from Louisiana State University with his undergraduate degree in 2002. He received a Sophomore Honors Distinction that recognized outstanding achievement in his first two years of undergraduate studies. He stayed at LSU and graduated with his J.D. in 2005. He has presented multiple Continuing Legal Education courses in the area of Workers’ Compensation. As an attorney, his practice areas include Personal Injury, Automobile Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Medical Malpractice. 

Education
  • High school, Bolton (1998)
  • Preparatory and legal education, Louisiana State University
  • (B.A. 2002, Sophomore Honors Distinction, J.D./B.C.L. 2005)
Professional Organizations
  • Multiple CLE Presentations in the area of Workers’ Compensation
  • Sophomore Honors Distinction, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Writing Award
Speaker, Continuing Legal Education, on topics:
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Social Security
  • Medical Malpractice Attorney

Taylor Degruise

Admitted to the Louisiana Bar, 2018

Taylor was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana. After passing the Louisiana Bar Exam, she joined Hunter & Beck as an associate attorney in 2018. She represents clients in many types of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, workers’ compensation claims, medical malpractice, and Social Security Disability Insurance appeals.

Education
  • Nicholls State University, 2015 (B.A. in Psychology)
  • LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 2018
Professional Organizations
  • Editor-in-Chief of The Civilian during law school
  • President of the Tax Law Society
  • Served on the Trial Advocacy Board
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