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Overview

Taylor regularly assists businesses and organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 public companies, with complex litigation, high-stakes disputes, and appellate proceedings. She advises organizations on statutory and procedural issues, including class certification, arbitration, and federal jurisdiction.

Taylor has significant experience defending contract disputes, patent and trade secret cases, class action litigation, product liability, insurance defense cases, and other property and business disputes involving valuable company assets requiring protection. Taylor has obtained successful results at every stage of these proceedings, from temporary restraining orders to dispositive motions to jury verdicts and appeals in state and federal courts. She is also an active member of the firm’s rail industry defense efforts.

As a former federal appellate law clerk, Taylor maintains a substantial appellate practice, counseling clients through all stages of appeals, including briefing and oral argument. She has helped clients secure significant judgments in federal appellate courts across the country.

Taylor is a member of Husch Blackwell’s eDiscovery Solutions team, where she works to provide strategic, cost-effective, and defensible discovery plans for her clients. Taylor’s strong understanding of the substantive and strategic aspects of litigation coupled with her knowledge of the legal and technical aspects of eDiscovery allow her to assist clients in efficiently navigating the discovery process to secure early favorable results.

Taylor currently co-chairs Husch Blackwell’s Litigation 101 Committee, which develops and organizes internal training and curriculum to assist in the development of the firm’s litigation associates. She is also a member of the Kansas City Hiring Committee and regularly participates in the firm’s mentoring efforts.

Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022-2023
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Rising Star, 2022
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Value Champion, 2018
  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy, 2015-2016
  • Missouri Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2016

Education

  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Washburn Law Journal, Comments Editor and Staff Member
  • B.S., Kansas State University
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Assocation
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy, 2015–2016

Clerkships

 The Hon. Nancy Moritz, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 

Outside the Office

Outside of work, Taylor enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and running.

Community Leadership

Taylor is a member of the J.L. Weigand Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust and regularly mentors law students and young attorneys through this organization and her alma matter, Washburn University School of Law.

Taylor is also a board member for Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP), a not for profit foundation that works to promote and expand upon existing community service efforts for lawyers in the Greater Kansas City Area. As part of LEAP, Taylor participates in Operation Breakthrough’s study buddy program where she tutors young students and encourages them in their pursuit of higher education.

Taylor was selected by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce as a member of the Centurions Leadership Program’s 2024 Apex class. The Centurions Leadership Program is a two-year immersion in leadership and community engagement.