Overview

Kevin Taylor has completed more than 125 jury trials and serves as national trial counsel and national monitoring counsel for several insurance carriers.   Kevin specializes in handling all manner of insurance defense matters, concentrating on premises liability, product liability and construction cases which are likely to go to trial.   Nearly all of his cases involve catastrophic personal injury and/or death, oftentimes multiple deaths.  In addition, Kevin defends a docket of general commercial litigation and coverage matters.

Experience

Kevin centers his practice on acting as trial counsel for catastrophic personal injury defense cases involving excess/umbrella exposure.

Kevin has completed jury trials in more than eight different states.

He is responsible for cases all over the country, including matters in California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Utah, Georgia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Hawaii, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Wyoming, Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida.

He has successfully argued before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (published as Eastman v. Union Pac. R.R. Co., No. 05-8106, 2007 WL 1954031 (10th Cir. July 6, 2007)), and regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Representative Work

Presentations

  • "Handling the Big Case: The Aurora Theatre Shooting Litigation." 2017 CDLA Annual Conference
  • Handling Construction Defect Claims Strategies and Tactics, Panel Moderator, 12th Annual Key West Seminar, Key West, Florida, 2007
  • University of Colorado School of Law Annual Trial Advocacy Course
  • The Role of Excess Counsel: Parachuting Into a Case” 2008 DRI Conference Speaker
  • “Foreseeability and Third-Party Criminal Conduct” – FDCC 2013 Conference Speaker

Professional Affiliations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Board of Law Examiners, Drafter and Grader
  • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), Member
  • Hawaii State Board of Law Examiners, Drafter and Grader

Community Involvement

  • U.S. Lacrosse Association (USLA)
  • United States Tennis Association (USTA)
  • Colorado Stepp'n Out for Kids, Volunteer, 2003–present
  • University of California at Santa Barbara Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee, 2008
  • Advocates for Children (CASA, Colorado), Advisory Board Member, 2005–present
  • Evergreen High School Mock Trial Team, Coach, 2006–2007
  • Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, Board of Directors, 2002–2004
  • Regis High School Mock Trial Team, Coach, 1992–1999
  • Lacrosse World Games/Olympic Exhibition Competitor, Los Angeles, 1984

Past Employment

  • Denver District Attorney's Office, Denver, Colorado, Deputy District Attorney, 1991–1995
  • Patton Boggs, LLP, 1995–2001
  • Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
Education
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honor: Distinguished Service Medal Recipient
Bar Admission
  • Hawaii
  • Colorado
  • California
  • District of Columbia
Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
Honors and Awards
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007–2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubble, AV Rated 2017
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