Michael W. Taylor

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About

Michael W. Taylor is originally from Clarksburg, West Virginia and a graduate of West Virginia University College of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif. He first stepped into our office the summer of 2010 as a Summer Clerk and joined the team officially in August of 2011 as an Associate.

Over the years, Taylor has proven himself as an excellent attorney with his defense litigation involving such issues as constitutional law, civil rights and Title IX violations, education law, employment discrimination, government liability and appellate advocacy. He has become a contributing member in the legal community by presenting at a multitude of events on behalf of the firm on topics of Title IX, Bullying in the Workplace, and Social Media Policies and Procedures, to name a few. Taylor is a published author, having his article on the fiduciary obligations of online service providers to its users published in the West Virginia Law Review. He currently teaches the Constitutional Law Class at George Washington High School, one of the school's dual credit courses offered through West Virginia State University.

Education

  • J.D.– West Virginia University College of Law, 2011
  • B.A.– West Virginia University, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for Northern District of WV
  • United States District Court for Southern District of WV
  • United States Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Practice Areas

  • Defense Litigation
  • Civil Rights Violations
  • Title IX Violations
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy

Professional Associations

  • West Virginia Bar Association

Awards

  • Order of the Coif Member

Presentations

  • High Stakes: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
  • Dealing with Bullying Behavior, In the Workplace and Public Settings
  • Garage and Garage Keepers Claim Handling
  • Public Employee Privacy Rights in the Age of Social Networking
  • Social Media – Policies and Procedures
  • Transgender Rights in the Workplace – Bathroom Use
  • What Do You Do When You Get Sued?

Published Articles

  • “A Blogger, Google and a ‘skank': An Analysis of whether
  • Google has a fiduciary obligation to its bloggers.”
  • 113 W.V.L. Rev. 1001