William "Zak" Taylor

William "Zak" Taylor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Tsao-Wu & Yee LLP
 | 4215 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 415-777-1688
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1976
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Taylor is an experienced business advisor and trial lawyer who has been recognized as a SuperLawyer in three areas:   litigation (Business Litigation 2006); Business and Corporate law area (2012-13) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2014-15). He is also a a Fellow of the peer review honorary trial lawyer group, the Litigation Counsel of America.  He was previously a partner at two top-tier firms, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, LLP.  He is an AV rated Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.

About William Taylor

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.tsaochow.com/content/en/attorneys/williamZakTaylo...

Honors and Awards:

  • For pro bono work on the Rebuild LA Insurance Cases, Legal Impact Award, Asian Pacific American Legal Center Los Angeles, 1994
  • Jean Waldman Child Advocacy Award, Legal Services for Children, Inc., 1988
  • Award of Merit, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1984
  • Attorney recognition, AV Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court , 1980
  • Admitted to U.S. Tax Court
  • California State Bar License

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1986

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Counsel for Rebuild LA Cases
  • Pro Bono ACLU Cooperating Counsel regarding Prison Newspaper Cases
  • Pro Bono Counsel for Legal Services for Children, Inc.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Flintkote Co. and Genstar Ltd. Asbestos Insurance Coverage Cases, 1992
  • MDL-150 Petroleum Products Antitrust Cases Settlement
  • Bay Bridge Traffic Jam Class Action Settlement

Representative Clients:

  • Beijing Tong Ren Tang (USA) Corp.
  • Pathmark Group, LP
  • John Muir Medical Group, IPA
  • Quick Schools.com
  • Beijing Tong Ren Tang Group, Ltd.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Shirely M. Hufstedler, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, 1976

Educational Background:

  • Golden Gate Univesity School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Antitrust Law, 2013
  • Editor in Chief of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, 1976
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1976
  • B.A., magna cum laude, with exceptional distinction in Economics, Yale Univ., 1970

Industry Groups

  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Petroleum
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Retail
  • Office Location for William "Zak" Taylor

    4215 Geary Boulevard
    San Francisco, CA 94118


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