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William R. Taylor (Will)
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.832.239.3860
(F) +1.832.239.3600

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D. 2009; Order of the Barons; Notes & Comments Editor, Houston Law Review); The University of Texas (B.S. and B.A. with honors 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas

Clerkships

  • Judicial intern to the Honorable Nancy K. Johnson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (2007)

Will Taylor is a trial lawyer focused on complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on representing clients in the energy industry. He has experience with a wide variety of commercial disputes, including business torts, trade secrets, patent infringement, contracts, environmental issues, and post-closing litigation.

Will was recently seconded to a major refining and petrochemical company, where he managed a wide variety of litigation matters for the company. He has experience in all sectors of the oil and gas industry, including upstream (onshore and offshore), midstream, downstream (refining and petrochemicals), and oil and gas trading operations. Will also has trial experience in a number of other industries, including serving as lead attorney in cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Will is actively involved in pro bono matters, including volunteering as a prosecutor for the City of Houston, where he successfully tried more than a dozen cases to juries. He is an editor of the American Bar Association's Environmental & Energy Litigation Journal. He is also an Eagle Scout and is involved in the Boy Scouts of America.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Texas Super Lawyers (2014-2018)

    "Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the Energy Litigation Committee," ABA Section of Litigation (2015-2016)

    Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
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