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David Taylor represents clients in mass tort and product liability defense, property and casualty insurance, and professional liability. David has extensive experience advising clients on a variety of complex disputes with an eye toward early and efficient resolution.

David has deep jury trial experience in numerous areas including industrial contamination, defamation to product and professional liability. His clients range from small businesses to fortune 500 companies who rely on him for national trial defense, each with their own goals and needs. He always seeks a resolution that meets the unique situation of each client.

Representative Experience

Obtained complete defense verdict in favor of a large machinery manufacturer where plaintiff was severely injured and brought claims of manufacturing, design, and marketing defects against the manufacturer.

Obtained defense verdict for Fortune 500 company in several product liability trials.

Defended international excess insurers in product liability coverage disputes resulting in favorable resolutions.

Defended numerous insurance carriers in jury trials regarding coverage and bad faith with defense verdicts or favorable results.

Defended defamation claims prevailing without trial.

Tried professional liability cases to defense verdict including lawyers, agents and brokers.

Defended mass tort cases regarding safety equipment and medical products obtaining favorable result.

Represented a reinsurance intermediary on claims for placing reinsurance with an insolvent carrier.

Represented excess carriers on numerous drop-down issues resulting in district and appellate court affirmation of defense win.

Represented lawyers and other professionals on errors and omissions.

Professional Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America

Listed for Product Liability Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Texas Super Lawyers

Listed for Civil Litigation Defense


AV Peer Review Rated

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Education, Admissions & Activities


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

J.D., 1979
Southerwestern 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.S., 1972

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Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals

Fifth and Sixth Circuit

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western

United States District Court of Arkansas

Eastern and Western

Professional and Community Activities

State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association

DRI (Defense Research Institute)

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Dallas Association of Defense Counsel

Dallas Bar Association

International Association of Defense Counsel