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Clyde Montgomery Taylor III

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Attorney Clyde Taylor III is a partner of Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys. He graduated from the University of Georgia with his Juris Doctor in 2000. In 2010, Attorney Taylor joined his father at Taylor & Taylor Attorneys, a criminal defense and family law firm. His focus is on handling cases that involve post-convictions and appeals. If you would like to know more about Attorney Taylor and find out how he can help you, contact the firm today!

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Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys
2303 North Ponce De Leon Boulevard Suite L
Saint Augustine, FL, 32084

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Posted by Steve T | September 6, 2023
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Fantastic Attorney
Super Nice….Very knowledgeable attorney….the staff was top notch! The case outcome was a lot better than I expected.. I highly recommend Taylor and Waldrop
Posted by Chris | August 23, 2022
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Appellate Attorney
Clyde was highly recommended to me by an attorney handling another civil case for me. After meeting him, and subsequently hiring him, I could see why he was so highly recommended. An excellent listener and meticulous in the preparation and presentation of my case, which the court ruled in favor of.
Posted by Mike | June 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
So blessed he was recommended to me
When I first contacted Mr. Taylor, I was about 8 1/2 years into a legal battle with my former wife. The divorce was final in 2013 but my former wife continued to push for more with court appearances and appeals. At my consultation, Mr. Taylor was already as well prepared as I could have hoped for. I honestly felt more peace about things than I had in years. When we first started talking, I felt he was wanting to get to know me which I believed was very important to him. When we started talking about the case, he shared his thoughts about the history as he saw it, explained what his approach was going to be and asked me if I was OK with how he wanted to proceed. I appreciated how much time he obviously spent preparing for my consultation and how he wanted to be sure I was comfortable, and confident, in how he wanted to handle the case. The whole time, I never felt I was talking to an attorney and that it was business only. It was like I knew him for years. I left that consultation knowing I was with the right attorney. Within a year, it was over. The only reason it took that long was the time the court took but I was confident it would end once he submitted our response. Mr. Taylor is a great, knowledgeable attorney, that cares about one thing, and that is his clients. Very personable man that made me feel at ease, always communicating everything in ways I could understand and always asking my input. Everything about my experience was awesome, I can never say thanks enough for what this firm did for me. I can't leave out Jess Hardy. She's a great part of this law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2022
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Client Review
Clyde promptly scheduled a consultation and immediately went to work on my case thereafter. He set reasonable expectations regarding the steps of the process and executed the agreed upon strategy as it was planned. The outcome was very favorable and I am very satisfied.
Posted by Justin | November 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Clyde really helped me out. He was responsive, professional, and did everything I asked him to do. I would 100% recommend and hire again if needed.
Posted by John | June 3, 2021
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Honest and Resourceful
It's hard to find an attorney that is honest and resourceful these days. Clyde handled my case in a professional manner and got the results that I wanted. Clyde was very easy to talk things over with, and clearly listened. I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for an excellent lawyer!
Posted by Maurice | May 17, 2021
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Excellent from beginning to end
Clyde is the real deal and gets the job done efficiently and effectively. Couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to take care of business. Very diligent and super knowledgeable. Trusted him and he delivered. A++++ all the way.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
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Mr. Taylor was very professional, worked efficiently and smoothly, and ultimately got the job done very seamlessly. In talking, he conveys his experience and relationships in the county innately, and he was able to have my charge dismissed very quickly. I would. highly recommend Mr. Taylor if you want your case to be resolved in a smooth and timely manner.
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Posted by Michelle | July 28, 2020
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Great experience!
I am relatively new to the area and was very fortunate to find Mr. Taylor to have him represent me in a stressful situation with a neighbor. My first meeting with him put my mind at ease. Very detailed & supportive throughout the process. Helped me decide what was the best option for my situation. Worth every penny! Would highly recommend to anyone! Thank you Taylor & Taylor!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
Best Lawyer in Florida
From day 1 of my domestic violence discrepancy Attorney Clyde Taylor gave me an in depth sense of peace. He was very professional and fought hard to prove my innocence. He was very thorough and had all the bases covered for me. I was in a tough spot and didn't know what to do or how to handle things. He provided me with excellent service and ensure my peace of mind about how things were going to play out. I cant begin to explain my gratitude for his hard work and for how much he cared about my case. Highly recommend Taylor and Taylor
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Posted by Christopher | August 26, 2014
Great experience from an informative, respectful law firm.
I was looking for a local law firm to handle estate planning since I was uneasy about doing the process through a website. I was referred to Taylor and Taylor by a friend, and was very pleased about the entire process. Everyone at the firm was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, making sure I understood every aspect and that my needs were met. Mr. Taylor and his team are consummate professionals and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone for their legal needs.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Taylor & Waldrop
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Taylor & Taylor Attorneys
  • 2010 - 2020
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Law Office of Clyde M. Taylor III
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Canan Law
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Clyde M. Taylor, Jr.
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Felony Attorney
  • The Public Defender's Office (7th Judicial Circuit
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Florida
  • B.S.B.A. with Honors
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 1D10-6459
  • Reversed


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • St. Johns County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • St. Johns County Legal Aid
  • 2022
  • Pro Bono Award
  • St. Johns County Legal Aid
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Award
  • St. Johns County Legal Aid
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Award
  • St. Johns County Legal Aid
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adulting Series
  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have logged a few Pro-Bono hours at Legal Aid with Mr. Taylor, and in my experience, Mr. Taylor is an attorney of the highest character. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of them."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Clyde is a excellent advocate who truly cares about his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Clyde for many years. He is an excellent attorney who does a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Saint Augustine Criminal defense Lawyer Clyde Montgomery Taylor III
Clyde Montgomery Taylor III
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL
Licensed for 23 years