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Taylor has more than a decade of experience working as a lawyer and advocate in Arizona. He has helped shape the law in the courtroom, at the legislature, and via the ballot box. An excellent writer, oral advocate, and strategic thinker, Taylor successfully managed one of the busiest civil appellate practices in the state, advised numerous ballot measure committees, and run public affairs and grassroots campaigns. Taylor is also an engaging speaker, teacher, and writer who designs and delivers educational and training programs for lawyers, business leaders, and university students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. 


If you'd like to see Taylor in action, here is a link to a video of his oral argument before the Arizona Supreme Court in 2010. This argument was conducted in the Great Hall of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law--Taylor's alma mater. His portion of the argument starts at the 21:04 minute mark and runs for approximately the next twenty minutes.  


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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 80%
    15 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
    15 years, 150 cases
  3. Divorce: 10%
    9 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($375/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kristen A Martin

    I have known Taylor professionally since 2000 and have the utmost confidence in his intellect, professionalism and skill as an appellate attorney. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him.


    Kristen Martin Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Thomas C Hall

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Hall Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Mandel Young plc

3001 E. Camelback Rd.
Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ, 85016


AZActive 200003/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Outstanding GraduateArizona State University Alumni Association2000
Order of the CoifArizona State University College of Law2000
Magna Cum LaudeArizona State University2000
First Prize, Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition (Copyright Law)American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers1999
Senior Articles EditorArizona State Law Journal1999
Honors Distinction - Legal Research WritingArizona State University College of Law1998
CALI Excellence Award - ContractsCALI1997
Honors Distinction - Legal Research WritingArizona State University College of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberMandel Young plc2012 - Present
MemberThe Cavanagh Law Firm2009 - 2011
Associate General CounselUniversity of Advancing Technology2008 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Advancing Technology2007 - 2011
AssociateJones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC2007 - 2008
Manager Government and Public AffairsCox Communications2005 - 2007
AssociateOsborn Maledon2001 - 2005
Judicial Law ClerkArizona Supreme Court2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Council of Appellate LawyersMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Valley LeadershipMember2006 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Appellate Practice SectionMember2001 - Present
Order of the CoifMember2000 - Present
Arizona State University College of Law Alumni AssociationPast President2007 - 2007
Arizona State College of Law Alumni AssociationPresident2006 - 2006
Arizona State University College of Law Alumni AssociationVice President2005 - 2005
Arizona State College of Law Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - 2004
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2001 - 2005
ABA Privacy and Computer Crime CommitteeMember2001 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SWC Baseline & Crismon Investors, L.L.C. v. Augusta Ranch Ltd. P’ship, 228 Ariz. 271, 265 P.3d 1070 (Ct. App. 2011)Reversed and remanded.
Governale v. Lieberman, 226 Ariz. 443, 250 P.3d 220 (Ct. App. 2011)Court upheld constitutionality of medical malpractice statute.
Leflet v. Redwood Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 247 P. 3d 180, 226 Ariz. 297 (Ct. App. 2011)Adopting our position, Court of Appeals held that such agreements are invalid.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law News (Arizona State Bar Association)Hiding in Plain Sight: What Memoranda Decisions Teach Us About Family Law (Part 3)2012
Family Law News (Arizona State Bar Association)Hiding in Plain Sight: What Memoranda Decisions Teach Us About Family Law (Part 1)2011
Family Law News (Arizona State Bar Association)Hiding in Plain Sight: What Memoranda Decisions Teach Us About Family Law (Part 2)2011
Arizona AttorneyThe Medical Duty of Care: Supreme Court Expands Relationship2005
Phoenix Business JournalCalifornia Disclosure Law Reaches Out to Touch Arizona2003
American Bar Association publicationContributor: International Guide to Combating Cybercrime2003
The Phoenix Business JournalSenate Bill Could Put Deep Freeze on Tech Innovation2002
Arizona State Law JournalTurning Back the Clock on the Millennium Bug: Trigger of Coverage for “Year 2000” Claims1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Maryland institute, College of ArtGeneral Fine ArtsOther - Bachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Institute - For Better or WorseSubterranean Law: Memorandum Decisions in Family Law2011
Continuing Legal EducationPatterns of Nonprecedent: What Memoranda Decisions Teach Us About Success at Trial and on Appeal2011
5th Annual Arizona Legislative ExperienceLegislative Process2011
4th Annual Arizona Legislative ExperienceLegislative Process2010
Arizona State Bar ConventionThe Evolution of Law & Technology2009
3rd Annual Arizona Legislative ExperienceLegislative Process2009
Leadership InstituteThe Fine Art of Effective Advocacy2008
2nd Annual Arizona Legislative ExperienceLegislative Process2008
Inaugural Arizona Legislative ExperienceLegislative Process2007