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Katherine L Taylor

Katherine L Taylor

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Estate Planning

About Me

After serving for 10 years in public service for Howard County Government, and 7 years at a premier law firm in Baltimore, Ms. Taylor started her law practice in 2004 to serve individuals and businesses in Howard County and surrounding areas.

·         10 years as Senior Assistant County Solicitor for Howard County, Maryland

·         7 years as a commercial litigator at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (Baltimore, Maryland)

·         Former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Maryland

Admitted to Practice:

·         All Maryland Courts

·         U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

·         Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

·         United States Supreme Court


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Real Estate: 25%
    11 years, 25 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    11 years, 30 cases
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    21 years, 25 cases
  4. Business: 20%
    11 years, 30 cases
  5. Estate Planning: 10%
    5 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($295-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen Patrick Shepard

    I fully endorse Ms. Taylor. I've corresponded with Ms. Taylor in the past, and she struck me as a very forward thinking and resourceful attorney. Her responses on the Avvo Q&A Boards and her client feedback suggest that she is an excellent attorney and valuable member of the Avvo and Maryland legal community.


    Stephen Shepard Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ste 140
5850 Waterloo Rd
Columbia, MD, 21045




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
40 Hour Mediation CertificationMediation and Conflict Resolution Center2003
Graduated with HonorsUniversity of Maryland School of Law1987
CPA License (currently inactive)State of Maryland1984
Cum LaudeUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte1981

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/PresidentLaw Office of Katherine L. Taylor, P.A.2004 - Present
Senior Assistant County SolicitorHoward County Office of Law1993 - 2004
Senior AssociateWhiteford Taylor & Preston1987 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Baltimore Washington Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsMember2010 - Present
Howard County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of MarylandPresident2009 - 2010
Women's Bar Association of MarylandBoard Member2009 - 2011
Greater Elkridge Community Association, Inc.Board of Directors2005 - 2008
Women's Bar Association of MarylandMember2004 - Present
Howard County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Schumacher, et al. v. Howard Community College, et al.Favorable Settlement with Defendants
Howard County, et al. v. 3966 Chapel, LLC, et al.Favorable Settlement
HOWARD COUNTY ZONING BOARD ZB 1049Defeated Petitioner's Rezoning Petition

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Publication NameTitleDate
Baltimore SunCounty Attorney Likes Being on Her Own2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of North Carolina, CharlotteAccountingBachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Land Use and Water LawBounday Disputes2014
Civics and Law AcademyLaw in the Cyber Age2013
AACC Collegiate Entrepreneur’s OrganizationThe Pros and Cons of Forming an Entity2013
Administrative Law PanelThe Nuts and Bolts of Administrative Law2008
Solo and Small Firm SeminarBusiness Tips for Solo Practitioners2007
Solo and Small Firm SeminarHow to Make and Keep More Money2006