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James W. Taylor represents clients involved in the entertainment industry: actors, producers, filmmakers and screenwriters worldwide. His career has been varied and spans more than 30 years with positions in private law firms, corporate law departments and government legal positions. He was awarded a Master of Laws and Master of Arts degrees from the George Washington University and received his Juris Doctorate from the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Miami University of Ohio. Taylor is a member of the California, Washington and District of Columbia bar associations.
He produced a documentary on the culture of Okinawa, Japan that was broadcast over a five year period on the Discovery HD Theatre. Several of his short films have won awards and been screened in the US and internationally. One of his screenplays recently was a semi-finalist in a national screenplay competition. Taylor has been a volunteer at the prestigious Sonoma International Film Festival for over five years where he has recruited celebrities, screened films, assisted with guest management and, since December 2017, worked as the Wine Manager for the 21st annual festival. As an attorney, he has held positions with the American Bar Association, acted as the Editor-in-Chief of a prestigious law journal and spoken widely around the world before conferences hosted by professional associations. He is also well published as an author.
Prior to joining The Jacobson Law Firm, Taylor spent 10 years working in the western Pacific and, while there, worked as the sole attorney to an important political figure in Micronesia as well as acting as the Legal Counsel for the Public Auditor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Territory. Taylor is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who, during his military career, produced TV commercials for recruiting purposes, negotiated federal contracts and handled aircraft maintenance work on the Presidential Air Fleet. Today he practices a mixture of entertainment, technology law and also produces films.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.