Donald R. Taylor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Taylor Dunham L.L.P.
 | 919 Congress Avenue, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-473-2257
Fax: 512-478-4409
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2011, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

As a senior partner at Texas law firm Taylor Dunham LLP, Donald R. Taylor focuses on a wide variety of general and commercial litigation matters. He has represented numerous people and corporations in securities litigation, corporate fiduciary litigation, insurance defense and product liability. Mr. Taylor has also handled numerous class-action and high-asset disputes, and he is board- certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He accepts clients in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Taylor brings more than 35 years of experience to his law firm. He has a thorough knowledge of both sides of the courtroom, representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts. In addition to having handled more than 40 jury trials, he has successfully settled hundreds of cases through mediation and arbitration. During the course of his career, Mr. Taylor has gained a reputation as a formidable advocate for his clients.

After graduating with honors in 1971 from The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Taylor went on to earn his Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law in 1975, again graduating with honors. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

His successful track record and high legal standards have earned Mr. Taylor the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Young Lawyers Association and the Austin Bar Association, and he is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Business Litigation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2011, 2014 - 2019

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About Donald Taylor

Admitted: 1975, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1983

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section, Member
  • Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Reasonable Rule Making Under OSHA, Vol. 8, St. Mary's Law Journal, 1978
  • Recent Developments in Insurance Law, Lorman Education Services, 1993

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
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Office Location for Donald R. Taylor

919 Congress Avenue
Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-473-2257

Fax: 512-478-4409

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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