Taylor C. Young
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STATE BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 2000

FEDERAL COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC HONORS

  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU
        J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
        Order of the Coif
        Senior Articles Editor
           Arizona State Law Journal
  • The Maryland Institute College of Art
        B.F.A., 1993

PEER RATINGS

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Taylor C. Young

 

PRINCIPAL And co-founder

For the past 15 years, Taylor Young has been helping clients seek a second chance when significant error has been made in the trial court. Taylor is also there for clients who need to protect hard won trial court results--defending judgments in appellate proceedings. With his experience in handling novel and complex legal issues before the higher courts, Taylor also is frequently called upon by clients and other lawyers to handle special projects and select cases at the trial court level.    

Taylor draws upon a multi-faceted professional and educational background. Originally educated as a conceptual video artist, he has served as audio engineer for a major sports arena, managed a corporate political advocacy program in the telecommunications industry, and taught law at a private college for technologists. An academic stand out at law school, upon graduation, Taylor was privileged to serve as a law clerk to Thomas A. Zlaket, Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court (ret.). His experience at the Arizona Supreme Court reinforced the critical need for cogent, thorough, and powerful written legal analysis when seeking to persuade appellate court judges.        

When not preparing briefs and arguments for court, Taylor can be found teaching legal, business, and non-profit groups on topics such as legal process, writing skills, and political advocacy. For example, each summer, he takes time off to put a class of executive MBA students through a multi-day legislative simulation he created and designed for the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Taylor believes lessons learned in these extra-curricular pursuits improve his ability to devise and execute effective legal strategy for his clients.

Appellate Advocacy and Practice Areas

Taylor has spent his career writing briefs and arguing cases in state and federal appellate courts. Clients and other lawyers have called upon his talents in a wide variety of cases, leading to substantive experience in the following areas:

  • Civil Appeals
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law and Divorce Appeals
  • Business and Real Estate Disputes
  • Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
  • Bankruptcy Appeals
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Tax Appeals
  • Municipal Liability
  • Election Appeals and Political Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Constitutional Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Civil Forfeiture

Notable Appellate Decisions

  • United States v. JP Morgan Chase Bank Account No. Ending 8215, No. 14-16070, 2016 WL 4547359 (9th Cir. 2016)
  • Microchip Tech. Inc. v. State, 230 Ariz. 303, 304, 283 P.3d 34, 35 (Ct. App. 2012)
  • SWC Baseline & Crismon Investors, L.L.C. v. Augusta Ranch Ltd. P’ship, 228 Ariz. 271, 265 P.3d 1070 (Ct. App. 2011)
  • Governale v. Lieberman, 226 Ariz. 443, 250 P.3d 220 (Ct. App. 2011)
  • Leflet v. Redwood Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 247 P. 3d 180, 226 Ariz. 297 (Ct. App. 2011)
  • Tarron v. Bowen, 225 Ariz. 147, 235 P. 3d 1030 (2010)
  • Clark v. Campbell, 219 Ariz. 66, 193 P.3d 320 (Ct. App. 2008)
  • Phelps v. Firebird Raceway, 210 Ariz. 403, 111 P.3d 1003 (2005)
  • Long v. Napolitano, 203 Ariz. 247, 53 P.3d 172 (Ct. App. 2002)

Select Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, The Walsh Decision and the Value of Personal Goodwill, CLE Presentation, Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, Arizona (October 26, 2012)
  • Faculty, The Arizona Legislative Experience: A Multi-Day Legislative Simulation at the Arizona State Capitol, W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University  (2007-present)
  • Speaker, Patterns of Nonprecedent: What Memoranda Decisions Teach Us About Success at Trial and on Appeal, CLE Presentation, State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division (February 18, 2011)
  • Author, Hiding in Plain Sight: What Memoranda Decisions Teach Us About Family Law In Arizona (Parts 1 - 3), State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section Newsletter (January 2011, May 2011, January 2012)
  • Speaker, Subterranean Law: Memorandum Decisions in Family Law, CLE Presentation, Family Law Institute (January 21, 2011)
  • Faculty, The Education Experience: A Simulation, Valley Leadership, Leadership Institute, University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, Arizona (November 1, 2009)
  • Speaker, The Evolution of Law & Technology, CLE Presentation, Arizona State Bar Convention, Phoenix, Arizona (June 25, 2009)
  • Faculty, The Art of Advocacy, Presentation/Workshop, Valley Leadership, Leadership Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (May 2, 2008)
  • Author, The Medical Duty of Care: Supreme Court Expands Relationship, Arizona Attorney (February 2005)
  • Author, California Disclosure Law Reaches Out to Touch Arizona, The Business Journal, Phoenix (June 9, 2003)
  • Contributor, International Strategy for Cyberspace Security, American Bar Association (2003)
  • Author, Senate Bill Could Put Deep Freeze on Tech Innovation, The Business Journal, Phoenix (May 6, 2002)
  • Author, Turning Back the Clock on the Millennium Bug: Trigger of Coverage for “Year 2000” Claims, 31 Ariz. St. L. J. 259 (1999)

Prior Appellate Experience

  • Member, Department Chair, Appellate Practice Group
    The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A.
  • Appeals Attorney, Appellate Department
    Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
  • Appeals Attorney, Appellate and Litigation Practice
    Osborn Maledon, P.A.
  • Law Clerk, Chief Justice Thomas A. Zlaket (ret.)
    Arizona Supreme Court