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Darius O. Taylor

Darius Taylor is a litigation associate whose practice areas include civil litigation, mass tort defense, insurance defense, automobile and trucking litigation, casualty insurance coverage, premises liability, family law, administrative law, and workers compensation. Darius Taylor is currently a member of the Mississippi Bar, Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before both the Southern and Northern District Federal Courts of Mississippi. In addition, Darius is also admitted to practice before the Mississippi Supreme Court and Florida Supreme Court. His experience as a civil litigator includes mediations, settlement conferences, motions hearings at all stages of litigation, bench and jury trials to verdict, discovery at all stages of litigation, appellate work, client counseling, providing insurance coverage opinions, and legal research from various jurisdictions.

Some of the results for his clients include:

  • Served as lead attorney in a trial that rendered a defense verdict on behalf of a third party defendant involving two public employees seeking damages encountered during an automobile accident.•Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a large retail department store in a premises liability case involving an injured party seeking damages in excess of $1.5 million dollars.
  • Significantly involved in massive multi-state lawsuits involving claims for injuries related to silica exposure. Represented a single client in over 900 lawsuits filed in both state and federal jurisdictions. Secured orders of dismissals and summary judgments in a majority of the filed lawsuits on behalf of the client. (In Re Silica Products Liability Litigation 398 F. Supp 2d 563 (2005))
  • Successfully defended the appeal of a default judgment to the Mississippi Court of Appeals (Leach v. Shelter Insurance et. al 909 So.2d 1283 Miss. App. 2005)

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.Ed., University of New Orleans
  • J.D., Mississippi College School of Law

ADMISSIONS:

  • MS State and Federal Courts Courts
  • FL State and Supreme Court

COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Magnolia Bar Association
  • Member, Capital Area Bar Association
  • Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

          

Telephone:
601-968-8571

Facsimile:
601-968-8574

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1664
Jackson, Mississippi 39215

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