Clarence O. Taylor IV is passionate about the practice of law and his ability to combine his legal experience with his background in psychology during his representation of clients.
Clarence received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia in 1991. In 1998 he was awarded his Doctorate from the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University. He then received his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in December of 2000. Clarence was admitted to the practice of law in Georgia in May, 2001 and is presently the owner of The Taylor Law Group.
After gaining significant experience with a boutique family law practice, Clarence left the firm to begin a partnership which subsequently became Clarence O. Taylor IV, P.C., and The Taylor Law Group. Presently, the Firm maintains a family law practice in Marietta and Savannah.
The Taylor Law Group is focused on the areas of divorce, contested child custody matters, child support actions, modification of child custody, support or alimony litigation and contempt issues. Clarence offers his clients tremendous insight in handling their cases by combining his psychological knowledge and legal experience.
Clarence served as a Magistrate Judge while maintaining the Firm's private law practice. Clarence's judicial experience gave him tremendous insight into the legal process, including the issuance of criminal warrants, warrant applications and small claims matters. This experience allows Clarence to better advise and help clients navigate an otherwise overwhelming and often intimidating legal system.
Clarence is a trial lawyer whose fundamental premise is honesty and integrity with both clients and the Court. He represents clients zealously and believes that parties to family law litigation are entitled to maintain the dignity and respect they enjoyed during the marriage. Clarence has tried numerous domestic cases before juries and judges, all while merging compassionate representation with zealous advocacy.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2001||11/07/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Custer-Tuggle Award||American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||2000|
|Attorney||The Taylor Law Group, P.C.||2004 - Present|
|Magistrate Judge||Cobb County Magistrate Court||2008 - 2009|
|Partner||Leonard, Rickman & Taylor, P.C.||2003 - 2004|
|Attorney||Huff, Woods & Hamby||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||President||2004 - 2005|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||N/A||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||2001 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2001 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia||N/A||2001 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Mary A. Stearns, P.C. v. Williams-Murphy||Judgement affirmed for client.|
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|State Bar of Georgia publication||Blinding Still Life: Expert Eyewitness Testimony in Georgia||2000|
|Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia State University||Understanding Children at risk for Anti-Social Behavior: Three Neuropsychological Measures and One Behavioral Symptoms Index||1998|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Georgia State University||School Psychology/Neuropsychology||PhD - Doctorate||1998|
|Georgia State University||School Psychology||Ed.S.||1994|
|Mississippi State University||School Psychometry||MS - Master of Science||1993|
|University of Georgia School of Law||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Georgia Senate Subcommittee on Shared Parenting||Shared Parenting in Georgia||2008|
|Workshop presented at the annual convention of the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists, Myrtle Beach, SC.||Understanding of social and executive cognition in children with oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder: An investigation of executive function and frontal lobe dysfunction.||1998|
|Annual Convention of the National Organization of Forensic Social Workers||The effects of trauma on personality and cognitive development . Workshop presented at the annual convention of the National Organization of Forensic Social Workers, New Orleans, LA.||1998|
|Annual convention of the National Academy of Social Workers, Cocoa Beach, FL.||Conducting psychosocial investigations in forensic court cases.||1996|