• Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1979, Southwestern Law Review, Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award
  • The University of Texas at Arlington, M.A., 1975, Urban Affairs
  • The University of Texas at Arlington, B.A., 1972, Psychology
Bar Admissions
  • All State Courts Texas, 1979
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals  Fifth and Sixth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Arkansas, 2009
  • United States District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2009
David M. Taylor
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Of Counsel, Management Committee
700 North Pearl Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor - Plaza of the Americas
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-871-8232 direct  |  214-871-8209 fax
Valerie Jones
214-880-2681 direct

David Taylor has advised and defended lawyers and other professionals, including agents in complex claims having tried numerous cases to jury verdict.

Representative Experience

  • Defended national law firm against allegation of negligence for failure to obtain jury in intellectual property litigation resulting in dismissal of case while in trial.
  • Obtained defense verdict for insurance agent accused of issuing improper coverage.
  • Defended plaintiff attorney against allegations of inadequate recovery for his paralyzed client.
  • Obtained defense verdict for plaintiff counsel accused of failing to properly designate expert.

Professional and Community Activities
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Speeches and Presentations
  • Ready, Set, Testify: The Adjuster as a Witness, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2009, Thompson Coe Houston Seminar, 2009
  • What Do Twelve Ordinary People Think? The Art of Picking the Jury, 2008
  • Cost-Effective Litigation Management, Labor & Employment Seminar, 2006-2007
  • Good Faith Claims Handling, Thompson Coe’s Seventh Annual Seminar on Texas Insurance Law Developments, 2007
Professional Recognition
  • Nominated by peers to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011-2019 in the field of Product Liability Litigation. (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
  • Named by Law & Politics magazine as a Super Lawyer for Civil Litigation Defense 2003-2014
  • Named by Law & Politics magazine's Texas Super Lawyers® - Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition for Civil Litigation Defense 2008-2010
  • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

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