Taylor Fields grew up in Georgia, but his family moved to Detroit (his father was a pilot for Northwest and then Delta) briefly when he was young before they ended up in Memphis.
He supplemented his bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Tennessee with a minor in philosophy. A philosopher he’s taken note of is Arthur Schopenhauer; Taylor is drawn to his concepts of will and consciousness.
Among his favorite authors are science writer Carl Sagan, horror-fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, science-fiction writers Thomas Ligotti and Gene Wolfe, and detective-story writer Raymond Chandler. Taylor and fellow attorney Jim Webb have been known to swap books and recommend authors to each other.
He’s also a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and Full Metal Jacket. He enjoys bourbon and cigars (“Every once in a while”) while listening to ’70s bands, including Genesis and King Crimson.
He used to be a big home brewer of beer (“A whole lotta hops can cover many mistakes”) though his work at the firm has cut down on his time for that. He nonetheless brews up a batch now and again and has also made mead—fermented honey. He considers home brewing a generally solitary effort, but he looks upon enjoying it as a sport.
During and after law school, he did pro-bono legal work at a Memphis community legal center. He discovered that many of the clients there needed help with divorces, obviously a potentially expensive and often acrimonious undertaking. His work there led him to his current position with the firm.
Education and Experience
University of Memphis School of Law
CALI Awards for Excellence in Civil Procedure, Mediation, and Jurisprudence.
Interned at the Community Legal Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal assistance to people of limited means.
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
A. in History, 2009.
Minor in Philosophy.
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Memphis Bar Association
Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division.
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section
Attended ABA Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute
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