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J.W. Taylor

Managing Member
jtaylor@taylorattorneys.net
Phone: 863-875-6950
Fax: 863-875-6955                    
                     
                
PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Mr. Taylor is a business law / commercial litigation attorney focusing on transportation and logistics law. Mr. Taylor represents transportation and logistics companies in matters of claims litigation, including personal injury litigation and ADR, cargo claims and contract disputes. Mr. Taylor represents these clients in corporate restructuring, insurance design, equipment financing and risk management matters as well. In addition to litigation, Mr. Taylor's practice includes restructuring corporate clients for compliance with Federal and State Regulation and statutes in order to meet underwriting requirements, as well as reducing risk exposure across the supply chain.

BAR ADMISSIONS
Florida

COURT ADMISSIONS / AFFILIATIONS
Florida State Courts, 1997 - Present
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2001 - Present
United States Court of Federal Claims, 2008 - Present
Inns of Court, Wilson Inn of Court, 2000 - 2002
American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA), 2002 - 2004
Central Florida Chapter ACCA, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2004
Transportation Insurance Defense Association (TIDA), 2003 - 2004
Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), Present
PSC Corporate College, Supply Chain Management Institute Advisory Board, 2008 - Present


BACKGROUND
Brown, Garganese, Weiss & D'Agresta, P.A., Partner, May 2004 - February 2011
Comcar Industries, Inc., Vice President, Legal and Corporate Administration, 2000 - May 2004
Comcar Industries, Inc., Assistant General Counsel, 1997 - 2000
Polk County School Board (Auburndale High School), Auburndale, Florida, Biology and General Science Teacher, 1991 - 1994

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
Guest Speaker, 2010 Advanced Truckers Seminar, "Practical Considerations for Independent Contractors, Motor Carriers, and Brokers Under the Motor Carrier Coverage Form," Fall 2011
Guest Speaker, Transportation Law Institute, "Three's Company, Living Together in a Tripartite Relationship," Fall 2010
Guest Speaker, CIC Truckers II Seminar, "Supply Chain Risk Management Models. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," Winter 2009
Guest Speaker, Central Florida Roundtable, "Supply Chain Risk Management, Effective Solutions to Protect Your Business From the Perils of Legal Liability," Fall 2009
Guest Speaker, ADPi Convention, "What You Need to Know About Independent Contractors and Operating Your Non-Profit Organization," Summer 2009
Guest Speaker, Supply Chain Management Institute, Polk State College, "Supply Chain Management Law & Ethics," Winter 2008
Guest Speaker, "Overview of Distribution System; Independent Operators," CIC Truckers II Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, Winter 2008
Guest Speaker, "Excess Insurance," HUB National Meeting, Winter 2008
Guest Speaker, "Contractual Considerations," Advanced Truckers Seminar (AAMGA), Greensboro, NC, Winter 2008
Guest Speaker, "Trucklines Changing Culture," TIP, National Partners Meeting, Fall 2008
Guest Speaker, "Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Privately Held Companies," Association of Corporate Counsel, Orlando, Florida, Winter 2004
Guest Speaker, "Avoiding Personal Liability in Employment Claims," 2004
Council in Education Management, Orlando, Florida, 2004
Co-Professor, "School Law," University of South Florida, Winter 2003
Guest Speaker, "Emerging Trends in Employment Law," 2003
Council in Education Management, Tampa, Florida, June 2003
Guest Speaker, "Ethics," Polk State College, Winter Haven, Florida, Fall-Spring 2001
Adjunct Professor, "Business Law," Southeastern College, Winter Haven, Florida, 1999-2001
Guest Speaker, "Moral Neutrality," Polk County Real Estate Association, Lakeland, Florida, Summer 2000
Guest Speaker, American Trucking Association Litigation Conference, Beaver Creek, Colorado, September, 1999

EDUCATION
Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, Juris Doctor, May 1997
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Master of Education (M.Ed.), May 1997
Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, Bachelor of Arts, May 1991, successfully completed first generation Biology Teacher Certification and Physical Science Certification
Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach, Florida, Associates of Arts, May 1989, President Palm Beach State College Student Government Association, full basketball scholarship