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Neil G Taylor

Criminal defense Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 37 years
    Florida - FL 43 years
    Tennessee - TN 46 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1979
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2005
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1977

About Neil

Learn Neil’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Exclusively Criminal Trial Defense, in State and Federal Courts, Nationwide

Tenacious, Loyal, and Experienced, qualities forged from over 400 felony jury trials.

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Posted by Stephanie | November 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in the business - no question!
After being scammed and taken for a ride right into an unjust plea by a previous representative (I hesitate to even call him a lawyer) my family and I were desperate to appeal our case and clear our name. After being given Neil's contact information by a family friend, we immediately went to see him. Neil was a consummate professional from beginning to end. From our first consultation all the way through to his victory in court for us, we were treated with dignity, respect, and - this is especially rare nowadays - compassion. Neil is not only the best and most thorough at what he does, but he is also patient, kind and understanding. He made sure to take the time to explain the laws and each step of the proceedings and legal jargon to us in a way that made sense and made us feel that we were in safe hands. He made sure to answer every question we had, and to constantly ask and check in with us between hearings to make sure we were feeling confident and ready for our appearances. In court proceedings he was strong, merciless and direct, and left no room for doubt about our case. The opposition stood no chance with him leading our defense. He swiftly and successfully appealed our original plea and fixed the mess left by our previous representative and totally cleared our name. He is, without a doubt, the best attorney in the business, and my family and I know that he is the only person we will ever call should we need his services again. We give him our highest recommendation and endorsement, and also our deepest gratitude. If you are in need of an attorney, it would be insanity to you even consider taking a gamble with your life or your freedom by choosing anyone else but him!
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Posted by Stephen | November 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My firm has engaged Neil Taylor as co-counsel on several complex litigation cases wherein we required Neil's superior litigation skills and knowledge to successfully represent our clients. Neil is hands down one of the top litigators and legal strategists in the country. I can't express the amount of respect that my firm has for Neil, and the true fear that he invokes in opposing counsel. If your standard of representation is "legal excellence", then Neil Taylor is your man!
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Posted by leysis Forte | November 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Taylor was such an amazing lawyer he was very professional and took his time to explained our case. I highly recommend Mr. Taylor to anyone,
Posted by Bertha Jenkins | October 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fromer Client
Mr Taylor was Very Professional and Knowledgeable, I would Recommend him to others.
Posted by Owen | October 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely satisfied with the help I recieved from Neil.
Neil is one the most stand up person I have ever met, (a straight shooter). He has the mind of a Professor & the Heart of a Firefighter. He will go through a Brick wall for you, & he will adapt & overcome. First class all the way.
Posted by Jose Libos | October 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Legal Advice
Every consultation with Neil have been great and he has always been very helpful and professional. The best legal council.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2005
updated on 11/28/2016

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Neil's comment: “The Admonishment (a warning) was a result of a federal indictment (which says all you need to know about the quality of the case). After two trials (in 1992) in U.S. District Court, the prosecution did not want to go forward a third time. I now understand what being charged means and it has made me a better, more determined attorney. And my rating is still 10!”

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Neil G. Taylor, P.A.
  • 1983 - Present
  • Special Assistant State Attorney
  • Collier County State Attorney's Office
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office, Miami, Florida
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Dade County Public Defender's Office
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Shelby County District Attorney's Office
  • 1977 - 1980
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  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Tennessee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Inappropriate to disclose


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 1984 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2016
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  • Memphis State University Law Review
  • Defamation: Extent of Constitutional Privilege Afforded Inaccurate Reports of Judicial Proceedings and Status of Participant Therein
  • 1976

Speaking Engagements

  • Health Care Fraud and the Unexpected Defendant
  • Health Care Fraud
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been practicing law for 20+ yrs. For as long as I have known Neil Taylor, I have been recommending that clients retain him for serious matters. Unlike most attorneys, Mr. Taylor tries cases, has been doing so for decades - and everyone knows it. That's the kind of lawyer you need in life and death situations when your freedom, your life, your well-being and that of your family is in limbo. When you retain Mr. Taylor, you and your family can be confident that you did everything you can to improve your situation. He is a fighter and is well respected by the state/government side as well as judges. I was told stories of him, and eventually met him from judge and law enforcement friends. He focuses 100% of his practice on the defense of individuals accused of crimes. I know from the personal accounts of people I have referred to his firm that he doesn't take freedom lightly. He's suited for the most complex white-collar matters as well as more common DUI and trafficking cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil is one of the most talented criminal defense attorneys in town. He uses his wealth of experience, knowledge and street smarts to get his clients the best results. Anyone who hires him makes a great choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked closely together on cases from time to time for 30 years. He is a skilled litigator who uses his full efforts to get the best possible result for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil Taylor is a talented strategist and trial lawyer. He is smart, creative, hard-working, and a vigorous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Neil Taylor for well over 30 years, as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer. He is a skilled, thoughtful, and tenacious advocate for his clients. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Neil for over 25 years. I can attest to the fact that he is one of the most fearless and dedicated criminal defense lawyers I have had the pleasure of working with in my 38 years of practice. He is always thinking of what is in the client's best interest and his focus on strategy and preparation to achieve that best interest is a hallmark of his practice. I recommend him unequivocally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Neil is an outstanding attorney and is well versed in the law and is great with people. He is tenacious and meticulous in his approach and always gets results. I always turn to Neil for criminal law expertise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked on cases with Neil Taylor for thirty years. He is brilliant and aggressive and extremely compassionate. He has empathy for his clients and understands the positions in which they find themselves. He is a former Assistant US Attorney. Neil always has his clients' "back". He is the attorney I would want in my corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neil Taylor is a qualified ethical and effective advocate. I highly recommend him."
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Neil G Taylor
Criminal defense Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 46 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005. See details