Erick "Hiko" Miyagi BA, JD

"Erick Y. "Hiko" Miyagi is a partner at the law firm of Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his J.D. from Louisiana State University Law Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993 where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and where he served two years on Louisiana Law Review. He received a B.A. in Psychology from L.S.U. in 1990. He serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Miyagi is a member of the Baton Rouge and Louisiana Bar Associations, Louisiana Association of (Civil) Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, and Louisiana Association of Hospital Attorneys. He is also a member of the Fleur De Lis Chapter of ANNA in Louisiana.

Hiko's practice areas include civil and appellate litigation, including insurance defense, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in the defense of medical malpractice claims against physicians, hospitals, nurses, and other health care providers, including the preparation and presentation of submissions to medical review panels, bench and jury trials, and appeals. Hiko also provides general legal advice to nurses, hospitals, dialysis clinics, risk management and administration."