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Growing up, I was such a big fan of the classic version of The People’s Court that at a very young age, I had memorized the opening monologue (“What you are witnessing is real . . .”), and to this day, I can still recite it. In every episode of The People’s Court, Judge Wapner would walk in and say, “I know you’ve been sworn. I’ve read your complaint. You claim the defendant [fill in the blank] . . . .”
To me, the awesome part about my job is that I get to “fill in the blank” with my clients’ stories on a daily basis. You claim the defendant ran a red light, but the defendant claims he didn’t. Or maybe you claim you were hurt as the result of the accident, but the defendant claims you’re just fine. Whatever your claim, when I represent you, I get to help you tell your story.
I understand and appreciate that each one of my clients has a unique story to tell. I think that’s what makes our firm stand out from a lot of the injury firms you’ll see advertising on television and on billboards. Our boutique injury practice is custom-tailored to present the best case for each client we represent. There are no cookie-cutter solutions applied to every case. Instead, we take the time to get to know our clients and to evaluate each case so that we can develop unique strategies for success in each one.
My wife, Tasha, and I are law partners. We have worked together as a great team ever since we met in our first year of law school. We have perfected our debate skills (on each other) and enjoy working together to help find the best solutions to our clients’ problems. Tasha and I feel like we have assembled a team at Taylor & Taylor Law Firm where everyone really cares about our clients and is passionate about getting the best result possible in each case we handle.
Even though I’m part of generation X, I consider myself to be kind of old school in a lot of ways (I still put two spaces after the period at the end of a sentence and I have a playlist on my iPhone called “Andy’s Hymns”) and I’m a little quirky in other ways (I work at a stand-up desk and I sign my documents with a bold Sharpie). I’m more Twitter than Facebook, and Instagram is a lost cause for me (I posted one photo last year).
When I’m not perched at my stand-up desk, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, posting sarcastic tweets, and watching reruns of The Andy Griffith Show.
Hourly ($250-275/hour), contingent (25-35%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Seleccted as One of the Best Lawyers in Little Rock||Little Rock Soiree Magazine||2015|
|Selected as One of the Top Attorneys in Arkansas||Arkansas Life Magazine||2015|
|Selected as a Rising Star||Mid-South Super Lawyers||2015|
|Selected as Readers' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer||Arkansas Life Magazine||2014|
|Selected as One of the Best Lawyers in Little Rock||Little Rock Soiree Magazine||2014|
|Selected as a Rising Star||Mid-South Super Lawyers||2014|
|Selected as One of the Best Lawyers in Little Rock||Little Rock Soiree Magazine||2013|
|Partner||Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Cullen & Co., PLLC||2009 - 2010|
|Assistant Dean for Academic Support||University of Arkanas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law||2006 - 2009|
|Real Estate Counsel||Dillard's, Inc.||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Arkansas Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Pulaski County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review||Friending and Following: Applying the Rules of Professional Conduct to Social Media||2012|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review||Annual Survey of Caselaw: Constitutional Law||2005|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Ouachita Baptist University||Computer Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Arkansas Bar Association's Appellate Advocacy CLE||Writing for Your Audience (Workshop)--Panel Discussion||2015|
|Arkansas Bar Association's Appellate Advocacy CLE||Preparing the Brief||2015|
|Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process||Drafting a Winning Appellate Brief||2014|
|Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process||May It Please The Court: Oral Argument Techniques That Get Results||2014|
|Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process||Making an Ethical Appeal||2014|
|2014 Back to Basics CLE||Should I Appeal and How||2014|
|Law Day Program||A General Overview of Small Claims Court||2012|
|Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting||Practical Pointers and Procedural Pitfalls: An Arkansas Appellate Practice Primer||2012|
|Personal Injury CLE||The Top Five Ways to Wreck Your Next Appeal . . . and How to Avoid Them||2011|