J.W. Taylor

Managing Member

Phone: 863-875-6950
Fax: 863-875-6955



J.W. Taylor is a business law / commercial litigation attorney focusing on transportation and logistics law. J represents transportation and logistics companies in matters of claims litigation, including personal injury litigation and ADR, cargo claims and contract disputes. J represents these clients in corporate restructuring, insurance design, equipment financing and risk management matters as well. In addition to litigation, J’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.


  • Florida


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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,”ť 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

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Taylor & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.L.


20 3rd Street SW, Ste 209
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Phone: 863-875-6950
Fax: 863-875-6955
Email: info@taylorattorneys.net

Miami Office by Appointment:

100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-805-5532
Email: info@taylorattorneys.net