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I was born in a small town in East Texas called Nacogdoches. When I was three years old, my dad adopted me, which began a lifelong interest in and passion for the adoption process and family law. I started dancing at the age of 5, and for the next eighteen years, I traveled the nation competing and training in dance. While in high school (Freshman Spanish class, to be exact), I met the love of my life who became my husband almost 10 years later.  I graduated from Nacogdoches High School at the age of 17 in the top 1% of my class.


Next, I attended Baylor University on the Presidential Scholarship, which is awarded for exceptional GPA and ACT scores. While there, I majored in History and minored in Religion, was a member of the "Baylor Songleaders" dance team, and was involved in numerous academic honor societies. I graduated from Baylor summa cum laude at the age of 20.


Baylor Law offered me a full-tuition scholarship to attend, so I began my legal education in the Fall of 2009 at the best law school in Texas for litigation training. While at Baylor Law, I was 2L Secretary and Executive Vice- President of the Student Bar Association, and I clerked for Judge Walter Smith and the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Veterans' Affairs. I graduated from Baylor Law at the age of 23 in the top 30% of my class, and I passed the Texas Bar Exam a few months later.


I have now turned my passion for adoption and family law into a career, and I hope to have the chance to work with you soon!


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 30%
  2. Trusts: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Family: 10%
  5. Divorce: 10%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mstislav Pedro Talavera-Karmanov

    Absolutely one of the smartest family law attorneys I have ever met while practicing law. Her understanding of the interconnectivity of the law is beyond that of simple preparation and can only be described as unparalleled advocacy skill.


    Mstislav Talavera-Karmanov Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Burgess Williams

    Taylor is an excellent attorney and true advocate for her clients. Her results speak for themselves. She is a feared opponent in the courtroom because of her knowledge of the law and her supreme advocacy skills. I would hire her in an instant to represent me in any family law matter.


    Burgess Williams Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hammerle Finley Law Firm

2871 Lake Vista Drive
Suite 100
Lewisville, TX, 75067


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Highest Grade- Separation of Church and StateBaylor University School of Law2012
Highest Grade- Family LawBaylor University School of Law2010
Highest Grade- Intro to Law and Legal ProfessionBaylor University School of Law2010
Full-Tuition ScholarshipBaylor University School of Law2009
National Academic Excellence AwardMiss America Organization2009
State Academic Excellence AwardMiss Texas Organization2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyHammerle Finley Law Firm2015 - Present
Trust AdministratorWells Fargo, N.A.2012 - 2012
Supervising AttorneyZinda & Davis, PLLC2012 - 2015
Clerk for General CounselUnited States Department Of Veterans Affairs2011 - 2011
Editing Assistant to Prof. Gerald PowellBaylor University School of Law2011 - 2012
Law ClerkJudge Walter Smith2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMember2015 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Collaborative Law AssociationMember2013 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Adoption Knowledge AffiliatesMember2012 - Present
Baylor Law Alumni AssociationMember2012 - Present
Williamson County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Name Change of Minor ChildrenSuccessful
Grandparent CustodySuccefully received Extraoridnary Relief Ex-Parte Temporary Restraining Order
Step-parent adoptionBiological father's parental rights were terminated and step-father successfully adopted the child.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Zinda & DavisTop 10 Dos and Don'ts for Family Law Clients2015
Zinda & Davis BlogChild Support Caluclator2015
Zinda & Davis BlogDividing Debts in Divorce2015
Zinda & Davis BlogDividing Assets in Divorce2015
Zinda & Davis BlogDivorce Alternatives2015
Self PublishedIt's About T.I.M.E.- Teaching Involvement Motivates Excellence2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Baylor University School of LawHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public School Speaking EventsIt's About T.I.M.E. Teaching Involvement Motivates Excellence2009