After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2016, Taylor took an associate position at a well-reputed defense firm in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, where he cut his teeth defending insurance companies and their insureds in car accident and medical malpractice cases. His having begun his career learning from some highly gifted defense lawyers causes Taylor to bring a bit of a different perspective to the table. However, his goal was to return to practice law in South Carolina, and when The Derrick Law Firm presented him with the chance to represent individuals hurt by the negligence of others and those involved in work-related accidents, he seized the opportunity. Now he assists and guides DLF clients in personal injury and worker’s compensation matters, representing their interests and diligently fighting for their rights against those whose carelessness, recklessness, negligence, or wrongful conduct have caused harm.
Taylor grew up in Evans, Georgia, about two miles as the crow flies from the South Carolina state line. After graduating from Evans High School, he attended The University of Georgia for four years and earned a Bachelor’s degree in English. He then went on to law school at USC where he graduated cum laude in the top ten percent of his class. His grades garnered him membership in the prestigious Order of the Wig and Robe and Order of the Coif academic honor societies. While at USC, Taylor discovered his passion for the courtroom and joined the USC Mock Trial Team. He was privileged to travel all over the nation with fantastically talented teammates and coaches to participate in mock trial competitions. It was these competitions that steeled Taylor’s resolve to develop into a successful and persuasive courtroom advocate, which passion for advocacy he hopes to bring to bear on behalf of the people who choose The Derrick Law Firm to advocate for them.