Taylor English was purpose-built to deliver what businesses and their in-house counsel actually need: excellent lawyers, high efficiency, cost certainty and alignment of our goals to yours. We are here to provide you with a business solution, not just a legal solution.
Innovative corporate leadership and its positive impact on his clients’ success is Marc Taylor’s passion. He believes in seizing opportunities for his clients, representing many industry sectors with both astute conscientiousness and considered pragmatism. From organizational policy reviews to multimillion-dollar transactions through to exit strategies, Mr. Taylor has provided corporate counsel to businesses and their executives with an eye on their future.
Along with his colleagues, Mr. Taylor has helped drive the growth of Taylor English from four lawyers to approximately 140 lawyers today, making the firm the fastest-growing law firm in Georgia and one of the fastest-growing firms in the country. In his law practice, Mr. Taylor represents management in corporate leadership, litigation and risk mitigation and labor and employment relationships.
When corporate matters lead to litigation, Mr. Taylor has proudly advocated for clients in hundreds of matters. He is comfortable leading the defense of his clients due to his experience as trial counsel in federal and state courts throughout the country.
In representations involving employees, Mr. Taylor handles matters for employers ranging from individual and class action discrimination lawsuits to state law defamation and tort claims. He has successfully represented employers in federal and state courts, as well as administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and various state agencies in more than 30 states.
Before forming Taylor English Duma LLP, Mr. Taylor practiced law at Powell Goldstein LLP, serving as a partner from 1997-2005, and as in-house employment counsel at Medaphis Corp. (now McKesson Corp.), a company with more than 10,000 employees, from 1995-1997. While serving as in-house employment counsel, he was responsible for investigating and handling all employment-related disputes. In this role, he developed and implemented nationwide employment law training programs and an alternative dispute resolution program that succeeded in reducing Medaphis’ employment-related lawsuits by 75 percent in a two-year period.
Mr. Taylor has been a frequent speaker at seminars that focus on topics involving a full range of law firm and legal department management, corporate strategy and employment relationship issues.
He is married and has three children.
Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 2012-present
State Bar of Georgia, 1990-present
Atlanta Bar Association, Foundation Board, 2010-present
College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-present
Cool Girls Inc., Board of Directors, 2007-2010
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Board of Directors, 2000-2005
Warren Boys & Girls Club, Board of Directors, 1994-1998
Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013
Represented one of the world's leading foodservice retailers in the rebuild, redevelopment, acquisition and leasing of more than 100 properties throughout the United States.
Defended individual clients in wage and hour litigation in the Unites States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia brought by live-in nanny for failure to pay overtime wages. Obtained summary judgment on FLSA claims as a result of successful assertion of the live-in domestic service workers exemption to FLSA’s overtime compensation requirements.
Successfully compelled compliance with client’s restrictive covenants against a group of departing employees before expense of litigation arose. Given the fast and aggressive strategy employed, client was able to prevent the disclosure of its trade secret and confidential information, as well as the solicitation of its existing client base.
- Atlanta, Ga., December 10, 2015
On December 10, 2015, from 8:30 AM-9:15 AM, Marc A. Taylor will be speaking on the topic "Alternative Billing and Staffing Trends" at the Corporate Counsel Institute seminar. Learn more about the seminar on the ICLE GA website.
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center
2450 Galleria Parkway
- September 19, 2014
In its September 2014 issue, Legal Management Magazine interviewed Marc Taylor for the article, “From Lemons to Lemonade: Lessons from the Great Recession.” The article examines how some firms persevered and triumphed, through expansion, reinvention and collaboration during and after the Great Recession. Mr. Taylor says that he was “driven to start a new firm that focused on client value. It was a chance to build a new model from scratch – with no legacy ...
- Marc Taylor Featured in Daily Report Business Development Q&A with Executive Coach Robin Hensley of Raising the BarJuly 24, 2012
Marc Taylor was featured in a full-page Q&A in Atlanta’s legal newspaper, the Daily Report, on July 19, 2012, with his business development coach Robin Hensley. Together, Hensley and Taylor covered a wide variety of marketing and leadership topics including Taylor English’s unique business model, process-oriented sales, building trust through communication, and providing extraordinary value to clients. The full article can be viewed online at ...
- July 17, 2012
The Daily Report In the Trenches column congratulated members of the metro Atlanta legal community for their selection in the 2013 Class of Leadership Atlanta, including Founding Partner Marc A. Taylor Celebrating 43 years of developing leaders, Leadership Atlanta is the oldest sustained community leadership program in the nation. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Leadership Atlanta continues a proud tradition of connecting and ...
- August 17, 2015
Taylor English is pleased to announce the inclusion of 18 of its attorneys among The Best Lawyers® in America for 2016. One of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys in 128 practice areas in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The entire list of 2016 Best Lawyers is available at www.bestlawyers.com.
In addition, three Taylor English attorneys have been selected ...
- Taylor English Earns National Recognition for Three Practices, Six Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in Their FieldChambers USA, May 28, 2015
Taylor English is pleased to announce that the firm has earned national recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded legal directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Taylor English was recognized among the top Georgia law firms in three practice areas: Environment, Labor and Employment, and Real Estate. In addition, six of the firm’s attorneys are ranked as leading practitioners in ...
- February 20, 2015
Taylor English is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys have been included on this year’s Georgia Super Lawyers list, and nine attorneys have been recognized on the Georgia Rising Stars 2015 list. In addition, Henry M. Quillian III has been selected to the 2015 Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers list for the sixth consecutive year. The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained ...
- August 18, 2014
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the inclusion of 14 of its attorneys among The Best Lawyers® in America for 2015. One of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys in 128 practice areas in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The entire list of 2015 Best Lawyers is available at www.bestlawyers.com.
The Taylor English attorneys selected ...
- May 23, 2014
Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been ranked as leading practitioners in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. The full guide was released today and is available at http://www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/usa/5. In addition, Taylor English received top rankings in three practice areas: Environment, Labor & ...
- June 5, 2013
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s Labor and Employment group earned a top ranking in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a highly regarded directory featuring client-led intelligence. This is the first time a firm practice has been ranked by Chambers USA. In addition, Marc A. Taylor was ranked as a top lawyer in Labor and Employment and Jeffrey R. Kuester was ranked as a top lawyer in Intellectual ...
- February 21, 2013
11 Taylor English Duma attorneys have been included on this year’s Georgia Super Lawyers list, with an additional nine attorneys being recognized on the Georgia Rising Stars list.
The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards and have demonstrated a degree of achievement in their field. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the ...
- December 5, 2012
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Georgia Trend’s 10th annual 2012 Legal Elite. Legal Elite is a list for Georgia’s top attorneys in certain practice areas as selected by their peers. To compile this list, Georgia Trend polled several thousand members of the State Bar of Georgia asking them to nominate the most effective attorneys in 20 different practice areas. The Taylor English attorneys ...
- August 24, 2012
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 24, 2012 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the inclusion of 10 of the firm’s attorneys among The Best Lawyers in America for 2013. One of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys in 135 practice areas. Since the previous edition, three new Taylor English attorneys have been recognized by the publication, which is available ...
- June 28, 2012
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce Marc Taylor has been selected as one of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2013. Leadership Atlanta recently selected eighty four leaders throughout Atlanta who have a desire to help grow and strengthen the community. Leadership Atlanta offers community service projects, community tours, discussion groups, retreats and seminars for members to explore their leadership skills and build relationships ...
- February 28, 2012
Atlanta (February 24, 2012) – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce sixteen attorneys were recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers: nine as Super Lawyers and seven as Rising Stars. The Super Lawyers will be listed in the March 2012 edition of Atlanta magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers. The named attorneys and their designated areas of specialty are:
Georgia Super Lawyers
William A. Clineburg, Jr. Business Litigation
Foy R. Devine Personal Injury ...
Atlanta– December 15, 2011 – Georgia Trend magazine named 10 attorneys from Taylor English Duma LLP to its ninth annual listing of the state’s “Legal Elite.” The magazine recognized attorneys from five separate practice areas as among the best in the state, based on votes cast solely by practicing attorneys in Georgia.
“The Taylor English model remains quite simple: attract the area’s best attorneys, give them the flexibility to be efficient about ...
- December 16, 2010
Atlanta – December 16, 2010 – Georgia Trend magazine named 13 attorneys from Taylor English Duma LLP to its eighth annual listing of the state’s “Legal Elite.” The magazine recognized attorneys from six separate practice areas as among the best in the state, based on votes cast solely by practicing attorneys in Georgia. “We greatly value this acknowledgment by our peers,” said Al Hill, managing partner of Taylor English. “Having a ...
- March 4, 2010
Atlanta – March 4, 2010 – Eight attorneys at Taylor English Duma LLP have been named “Georgia Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine:
- William A. Clineburg Jr., a member of Taylor English’s Business and Commercial Litigation group. For more than 37 years, Mr. Clineburg has handled high stakes, complex business litigation.
- Foy R. Devine, head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group. Since 1969, Mr. Devine has focused on civil ...
- November 4, 2009
Six Taylor English Duma attorneys have been named 'Legal Elite' in the latest edition of Georgia Trend magazine: Scott Blews, Foy Devine, Paul Durdaller, Joe English, Henry Quillian and Marc Taylor. Lawyers who make the list are selected by a group of their peers and are voted as most effective in 10 practice areas, including business law, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and labor and employment. "It's always flattering to be recognized by our peers," says ...
- June 23, 2009
Taylor English Duma LLP is proud to announce that four of the firm's lawyers were named Super Lawyers in the latest edition of the Super Lawyers magazine. The publication selects America's best private practice lawyers, and this year the honor went to David Baker, Paul Durdaller, Bill Leonard and Marc Taylor, with Marc Glenn and Aaron Kowan named as Rising Stars. The list is published as a supplement to major newspapers and mailed to 25,000 CEOs and corporate counsels ...
- July 17, 2012
The Daily Report In the Trenches column congratulated members of the metro Atlanta legal community for their selection in the 2013 Class of Leadership Atlanta, including Founding Partner Marc A. Taylor. Celebrating 43 years of developing leaders, Leadership Atlanta is the oldest sustained community leadership program in the nation. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Leadership Atlanta continues a proud tradition of connecting and ...
- June 1, 2012
Marc Taylor was quoted in this article that discussed Atlanta Bar Foundation LawJam 2012, a fundraising effort which brings attorney musicians together to raise money for Atlanta youth programs and free legal services for low-income citizens. "You'll see terrific music produced by bands that play in all different types of venues," said Taylor. "It's for a great cause. It's going to be a great night." Click here to read the full article online
College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, JD, 1989
College of William and Mary, BA, 1985
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007-2015
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Labor and Employment, 2005, 2009, 2011-2013