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Daniel Joseph Taylor

Daniel Joseph Taylor

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime

About Me

   I practice exclusively in the areas of state and federal criminal defense law In West Tennessee. I have experience in both the prosecution and the defense of criminal cases. Anytime a person or their family needs my services, I understand what a traumatic experience it is to be charged in a criminal case. I want the client to understand what I am doing and I enjoy knowing that I have made a  difference in my client's case.

    I am a retired Major, Tennessee Army National Guard. I retired with twenty years service and served one year active duty when my unit was activated for Operation  Iraqi Freedom.

    I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, exercising, and reading about and visiting Civil War history and sites.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    6 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Robert Samuel Gilligan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Gilligan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Very experienced lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Spragins, Barnett & Cobb

Po Box 2004
312 East Lafayette
Jackson, TN, 38301-6220




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer 2009Mid-South Super Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer 2008Mid South Super Lawyers2008
Criminal Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2000
Criminal Trial SpecialistTennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief Assistant Public DefenderTennessee Public Defender 26th Judicial District1993 - 1999
Law clerkTennessee Office of Attorney General Criminal Division1990 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Jackson-Madison-Henderson County Bar AssociationPast President2004 - 2004
Jackson-Madison-Henderson County Bar AssociationVice President2003 - 2004
Tennessee Association Criminal Defense LawyersWest TN Board of Director1998 - 2001
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCurrent member of Board of DirectorsN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMemberN/A
Madison County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
U.S. V. Chad HearnConviction reversed

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Publication NameTitleDate
For The Defense (TN Ass of Criminal Defense LawyersMaking the Informant show up/Confrontation Issues in Federal Court2008
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersSizing up the Other Side/Interviewing State's Witnesses2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Middle Tennessee State UniversityN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Being Ethical & Effective in your PracticeEthics Questions & Answers for Criminal Practioners2010