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Ted Taylor

Ted Taylor

Phone: 800.379.5500

Email: ttaylor@taylorlawyers.com

Ted was born and raised in Fayette County, Alabama. He graduated from The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama School of Law, where he was the student body president.  Ted worked for Ryan deGraffenried during his 1966 gubernatorial campaign and later was associated with the law firm of Hamilton, Denniston, Butler and Riddick in Mobile, Alabama.

Since 1967, Ted has practiced law throughout Alabama, focusing his practice on representing plaintiffs in litigation.  He is a pioneer in the area of defective products litigation. Ted is a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of the Prattville YMCA.  He has also served as President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association and the Alabama Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Ted has enjoyed breeding and racing thoroughbred horses, and in 2013 was named Breeder of the Year in the State of New York.

Admitted to Practice

  • Alabama, 1966
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1966
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1966
  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1962

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alabama Bar Association
    • Grievance Committee, 1977–1978
    • Chairman, Professional Responsibility Committee, 1977–1978
    • Board of Commissioners, 1981–1984
  • American Bar Association
  • Autauga County Bar Association
    • President, 1977
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • 19th Judicial Circuit Bar Association
    • President, 1972–1973
    • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
    • Executive Committee, 1971
    • President, 1978-1979
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Board of Governors, 1979–1981, 1988–1994
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Advocate and President, Alabama Chapter, 1992–1993
    • National Board of Directors, 1993–1997
  • Alabama Pattern Jury Instruction Committee
  • Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
  • Served as President of the University of Alabama Law School student body
  • Former representative to the American Law Student Association
  • Trustee, Melvin Belli Society, 1982
  • University of Alabama School of Law Farrah Law Society, Board of Trustees
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 1990-present
  • American Association for Justice, Top 100 Lawyers, 2007-present
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Civil Pre-trial Discovery, 1990-present
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Plaintiff, 2008, 2013-2015
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound American Trial Lawyers Foundation
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum