Wayne Taylor is an AV rated trial lawyer who joined Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP (www.mfllaw.com) as a partner in 1995. For the past 30 years, Mr. Taylor has maintained a national practice representing insurers primarily in complex insurance coverage and bad faith matters, including commercial property and business interruption, bad faith and extra-contractual litigation, excess and surplus lines coverage, builder's risk, boiler and machinery, suspected arson and fraudulent claims, Chinese drywall, domestic intrastate and interstate truck carrier liability, warehouseman's legal liability, and jewelers block. Mr. Taylor has extensive experience in third-party liability coverage analysis and litigation, including general liability, environmental and complex torts, directors and officers, professional liability (errors and omissions), advertising injury and intellectual property, construction defects, and employment practices liability. He has handled substantial property loss claims throughout the United States, including a number of claims related to major catastrophes such as September 11, 2001, the 2004 hurricanes in Florida, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, the 2010 Oklahoma tornados, the 2011 Alabama tornados, Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Mr. Taylor has handled claims related to real property of virtually every scale, ranging from homeowner's claims to claims on substantial shopping malls, hotels, manufacturing facilities, and major sports venues around the country. Mr. Taylor also provides representation to insurers in subrogation matters. Mr. Taylor's clients retain him on a regional and national basis, trusting his coverage counsel in major claims. Recent engagements include a claim of more than $16 million in New York and two hurricane claims totaling more than $100 million in Florida. Mr. Taylor is a trained and certified mediator, specializing in insurance coverage, and an umpire certified by the Windstorm Insurance Network.
Mr. Talor is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. Mr. Taylor also is a Fellow of the Litigation Council of America. He was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Insurance Coverage by SuperLawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2015, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Coverage Litigation in 2016. Mr. Taylor is the co-author of "Unique Coverage Issues in Flood Losses," published in the Winter 2013 issue of Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, 48 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 619 (2013). Mr. Taylor is also the co-author of "Defective and Corrosive Drywall: Analyzing First-Party Coverage Issues," published in the Fall 2010 issue of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, 46 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 63 (2011). In addition, Mr. Taylor co-authored "Damage Occurring from Theft of Copper: Is the Damage Covered as Vandalism or Excluded as Theft?," one of the featured articles published in the September 2011 online edition of Claims Advisor. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Cousel and the Litigation Counsel of America, Mr. Taylor is a WIND Fellow of the Windstorm Insurance Network. He lectures frequently to lawyers and insurance industry professionals throughout the country on a wide range of topics involving insurance coverage, bad faith and the investigation of suspected arson and fraudulent insurance claims. Mr. Taylor has served on the faculty of the Emory University School of Law Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques for the past few years. He has also served as a faculty member at the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts Litigation Boot Camp. He also has experience in the management of his law firm, having served on its Management Committee, and chaired the firm's marketing committee.
Mr. Taylor graduated from Emory University in 1982, with two bachelors degrees, and Emory Law School in 1985. Mr. Taylor was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1985. He is a memeber of the American, Federal and Atlanta Bar Associations. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Inc. and the Windstorm Insurance Network.