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Daniel Joseph Taylor

Criminal defense Attorney at Jackson, TN

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    All State criminal charges General Sessions Circuit Court Court of Criminal Appeals Tennessee Supreme Court

    32 years

  2. Federal crime
    20%
    Federal District Court -West, TN US Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit

    25 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%

    32 years

CRIMINAL DEFENSE TRIAL ATTORNEY

   I practice exclusively in the areas of state and federal criminal defense law In West Tennessee. I have experience in both the prosecution and the defense of criminal cases. Anytime someone needs my services, I understand what a traumatic experience it is to be charged in a criminal case. I want my client to understand what I am doing and I enjoy knowing that I have made a  difference in the case.

    I am a retired Major, Tennessee Army National Guard. I retired with twenty years service and served one year active duty when my unit was activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, exercising, and reading about Civil War history and visiting historic sites.

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Daniel Joseph Taylor

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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my boyfriend from an Aggravated Assult Felony
Daniel is amazing. My boyfriend and I were looking at losing our entire lives due to an Aggravated Assult felony. He saved our entire lives. He was able to get the charges dropped. No probation, court costs or fees. He was worth every penny. He has many connections and knows the law well. I would 100% recommend him.
Posted by Youlanda | December 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A very pleased client
Attny Taylor was prompt with responding throughout the entire time he was representing. He treated us like individuals and always listened. Mr. Taylor painted a clear picture in court to the judge so that my son was seen as a person first not a criminal. He represented my son facing seven charges and got him probation. We are grateful to have had a honest lawyer and Daniel Taylor comes highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2023
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Very Helpful
I went to Mr. Taylor office with a legal issue with my son. I spoke with his assistant and within a couple hours Mr. Taylor was calling my phone wanting to know the details. Within 3 hours Mr. Taylor had contacted the proper people to get my son warrant lifted. He calls you and keep you updated. I wish I would have called Mr. Taylor first. I feel so confident knowing I have an attorney who cares and follow up.
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Posted by Tyler | February 22, 2023
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Trial
Many people are shy when it comes to speaking or going into a court room and I was one of those people. I'm a veteran of both military and law enforcement. So it's safe to say I've sat on the other end of the court room. When I was indicted on charges that were a tragic accident I didn't know who to turn to. That is when I met this man Mr. Daniel Taylor. For a year he sat by my side worked on my case endlessly and never lost the sight of it. I was scared to death because you never know what an outcome will be on anything. I had to fully trust his judgment and his experience which was hard for me to put my life in the hands of someone who I have never seen, met, trained with, or knew. He never gave up never stopped pushing and seen it all the way through. This gentleman has a passion for what he does and you can see it in him but the way he presents himself also with how he works with his clients. 5 stars is not enough for this man. Words can't express my gratitude for him either. He committed to it and was there all the way. He is a smart, kind, and respectful man and has an amazing staff that works endlessly to help his clients. It's hard to find someone like that but this man is the one. Thank you for everything!
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Posted by Pamela | July 6, 2021
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He is my go to lawyer
He works hard for his clients and he is great at his job. I would never have a lawyer other the Mr. Taylor.
Posted by Ieasha | July 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr.Taylor is the best and very truthful. I don’t trust any other lawyer in West Tennessee. Mr. Taylor is great. He represented me and communicated with me that exceeded my expectations!
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST IN WEST TENNESSEE
Daniel Taylor is very professional and a very respected attorney. He does everything to protect his client and he is very experienced and knows exactly how to handle every situation that comes from both federal and state courts. Thanks
Posted by Anna | April 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful trial lawyer
I am more than thankful for this referral. Mr. Taylor worked so hard on the case and really invested in the client. The case Mr. Taylor assisted us in went all the way to a jury trial at the request of the client. We could tell Mr. Taylor was really invested in the obtaining a successful outcome and was well prepared. He was very articulate, calm and aware of all facts of the case. What could have been multiple felony counts resulted in a simple misdemeanor. I am so thankful for the referral and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2019
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Incredible attorney
Daniel Taylor is very professional and a very respected attorney. He does everything to protect his client and he is very experienced and knows exactly how to handle every situation that comes at him. I would rehire him in a second if I ever needed to.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Taylor was able to get my A felony reduced to 11/29 with probation. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing the best criminal attorney around. He is very honest and a man with high integrity. Mr. Taylor is the attorney for you if you want the best results and someone you can trust.
Posted by Frank | November 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Solid, Strong & Perserverent Daniel Taylor
I first met Mr. Daniel Taylor in the fall of 2015 through a very close friend who recommended him to me. I was a police officer in West Tennessee and at that time, I was dealing with a very difficult situation concerning my job. My problem was not on a criminal level, but actually evolved around an integrity issue from a political standpoint with the local government, the officials of the city that I was working with at the time. I am a man of integrity and will not allow myself to be manipulated by the "good ole buddy" system. Mr. Taylor took on my case and I must say after explaining my situation to him, he took on the heartbeat of what I was dealing with. Mr. Taylor represented me in such a way that I knew he was concerned about this matter as much as I was. May I say, he did a fabulous job, his representation was outstanding!! even though, their "good ole buddy" system was upheld by their under minding practices and my job was taken away. The best part, I was contacted by another Police Dept. and have a much better job now for which I am so thankful. If you have an opportunity to use this man to represent you, I know he'll work hard to gain your respect as he did for me.
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Posted by Thomas | February 2, 2014
excellent attorney
defended a family member in a DUI case Excellent organization and communication extremely up to date on current case law, which isn't as easy as you might think
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Assistant Public Defender
  • Tennessee Public Defender 26th Judicial District
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Law clerk
  • Tennessee Office of Attorney General Criminal Division
  • 1990 - 1992

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Cole-Pugh, 588 S.W.3d 254, 260 (Tenn. 2019).
  • Conviction reversed and remanded for new trial
  • State of Tennessee v. Brandon Cole Pugh
  • The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed the conviction and held the issue had properly been raised and granted a new trial.
  • U.S. V. Chad Hearn
  • Conviction reversed

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jackson-Madison-Henderson County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Jackson-Madison-Henderson County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • West TN Board of Director
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Current member of Board of Directors
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Law
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Criminal Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer 2009
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer 2008
  • Mid South Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Criminal Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2000
  • Criminal Trial Specialist
  • Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization
  • 2000
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Publications

  • For The Defense (TN Ass of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Making the Informant show up/Confrontation Issues in Federal Court
  • 2008
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Sizing up the Other Side/Interviewing State's Witnesses
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Being Ethical & Effective in your Practice
  • Ethics Questions & Answers for Criminal Practioners
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked as an attorney in Tennessee for 2 years. I had the pleasure of watching Daniel Taylor in court frequently. He is intelligent and he knows how to negotiate resolutions. He is well respected among his peers and always willing to help other attorneys. I learned a great deal from watching and listening to him. He knows the law and represents his clients with respect and professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very well regarded in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His writings are very understandable. His thinking is clear and easy to follow."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartedly endorse Daniel Taylor. He is an attorney who gives 110% to every client and every case. He is extremely well respected in the legal community because of his legal knowledge, his legal skills, and his advocacy on behalf of his clients. People with criminal issues would be wise to trust Daniel Taylor with their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very experienced lawyer."
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Jackson Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel Joseph Taylor
Daniel Joseph Taylor
Criminal defense Attorney
Jackson, TN
Licensed for 32 years