Heath Preston Taylor

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Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in West Columbia, SC

Taylor Law Firm, LLC
 | 3618 Sunset Boulevard, Suite D
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803-926-2205
Fax: 803-926-4966
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Heath Taylor, partner in the Taylor Law Firm LLC, focuses his practice on all types of criminal defense with an emphasis on DUI defense. He also represents individuals in catastrophic injury and workers' compensation cases. Taylor Law Firm LLC is located in West Columbia, South Carolina.

A University of South Carolina School of Law graduate, Mr. Taylor formerly served as an Assistant Prosecutor for the town of Irmo and as Associate Municipal Judge for the city of West Columbia. He is licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in South Carolina.

Mr. Taylor is a member of the South Carolina Bar where he serves on the Criminal Law Council, American Association for Justice and the South Carolina Association for Justice where he serves as the Criminal Section Chair. He is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Criminal Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2012

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About Heath Taylor

Admitted: 1998, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.taylorlawsc.com/Attorneys/Heath-P-Taylor.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1998
  • South Carolina, 1998
  • South Carolina Association for Justice - Criminal Section Chair
  • South Carolina Bar Criminal Law Council
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former President and Legislative Committee Chair, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The article describes the use and administration of the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test used in DUI investigations as well as the present state of the law with respect to the test in South Carolina., Author, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus: Drunk Science or Junk Science?, The Justice Bulletin, South Carolina Association For Justice, 2011
  • Numerous Magistrate Training Seminars, South Carolina Court Administration
  • Numerous Seminars on DUI Defense, SCACDL & Lorman
  • I gave lectured at numerous continuing education seminars on DUI Defense sponsored by the SC Bar, SCACDL & Lorman.  I have also lectured at numerous Magistrate Training Seminars on constitutional issues sponsored by South Carolina Court Administration.  Additionally, I have lectured twice on Criminal Domestic Violence at judicial training seminars sponsored by the SC Prosecution Coordination Commission.

Representative Clients:

  • State v. Vinson, 400 S.C. 347 734 S.E.2d 182 (Ct. App. 2012)
  • Carroll v. S.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 388 S.C. 39, 693 S.E.2d 430 (Ct. App. 2010)
  • S.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles v. McCarson, 391 S.C. 136, 705 S.E.2d 425 (2011)
  • Oblachinski v. Reynolds, 391 S.C. 557, 706 S.E.2d 844 (2011)
  • Knotts v. S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources, 348 S.C. 1, 558 S.E. 2d 511 (2002)
  • State v. Ballington, 346 S.C. 262, 551 S.E.2d 28 (Ct. App. 2001)
  • Great Games, Inc. v. South Carolina Dep. of Revenue, 339 S.C. 79, 529 S.E.2d 6 (2000)
  • Palmetto Princess, LLC v. Edisto, 369 S.C. 50, 631 S.E.2d 76 (2006)

Educational Background:

  • Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina, B.A. in History (Summa Cum Laude)
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Office Location for Heath Preston Taylor

3618 Sunset Boulevard
Suite D
West Columbia, SC 29169

Phone: 803-926-2205

Fax: 803-926-4966

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Last Updated: 10/25/2018

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