Michael S. Taylor


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Michael Taylor is a partner with over 20 years of experience in appellate and insurance coverage litigation.  Prior to co-founding this firm, Attorney Taylor had the opportunity to work with some of the finest lawyers in Connecticut, and he brings the invaluable lessons learned during that time to bear on behalf of the firm's appellate and insurance coverage clients.  He has litigated appeals at the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. His appellate litigation has encompassed a broad range of topics including constitutional law, contract disputes, land use and eminent domain, insurance coverage and bad faith, criminal law, products liability and torts, dissolution of marriage, child custody and parental rights and corporate litigation. Attorney Taylor regularly counsels clients at the trial stage regarding the identification and preservation of issues for appeal. He also has managed large and complex insurance coverage disputes at the trial and appellate levels involving, among other things, CGL coverage, construction defects, products liability, automobile liability, D&O and E&O coverages, homeowners' liability and  bad faith claims.

Attorney Taylor is the co-author of The Encyclopedia of Connecticut Causes of Action and Connecticut Insurance Law.  He has written and lectured on appellate and insurance coverage topics and has been an adjunct professor at The University of Connecticut School of Law, teaching moot court and appellate advocacy.  He has an AV peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2007.  He is a member of the Defense Research Institite's appellate and tort and insurance practice sections, the ABA Judicial Division Council of Appellate Lawyers and the American Counsel Association.  He previously has been a member of the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court and The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees.

Among the cases argued by Attorney Taylor are:

In re Oreoluwa O., 321 Conn. 523 (2016)

Meribear Prods., Inc. v. Frank, 165 Conn. App. 305, cert. granted, 322 Conn. 903 (2016) 

NPC Offices, LLC v. Kowaleski, 320 Conn. 519 (2016)

R.I. Pools, Inc. v. Paramount Concrete, Inc., 149 Conn. App. 839 (2014)

In re: Jessica M., 303 Conn. 584 (2012)

In re: Jose B., 303 Conn. 569 (2012)

Francis v. Fonfara, 303 Conn. 292 (2012)

Brown v. Brown, 130 Conn. App. 522 (2011)

Harley  v. Indian Spring Land Co. 123 Conn. App. 800 (2010)

In re: Jazmine B., 121 Conn. App. 376 (2010)

Newman v. Planning and Zoning Commission, 293 Conn. 209 (2009)

Royal Indemnity Co. v. Terra Firma, Inc., 287 Conn. 183 (2008)

Maritime Ventures v. City of Norwalk, 277 Conn. 800 (2006)

Knapp v. Knapp, 270 Conn. 815 (2004)

Wentland v. American Equity Ins. Co., 267 Conn. 592 (2004)

Miller v. Egan, 265 Conn. 301 (2003)

Maritime Ventures v. City of Norwalk, 85 Conn. App. 38 (2004)

Murray v. Murray, 65 Conn. App. 90 (2001)

Hartford Ins. Co. v. Colonia Ins. Co., 58 Conn. App. 39 (2000)