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Taylor C. Young

Senior Counsel

Taylor Young has over 20 years’ experience helping trial lawyers and their clients gain a second chance when a crucial error has been made at trial. And he has also been there when they need to protect hard-won trial court results—having successfully preserved numerous significant judgments in appellate proceedings. With his background arguing novel and complex legal issues before appellate courts, Taylor is frequently called upon by trial lawyers to help develop legal strategy in advance of trial, provide appellate monitoring during trial, and handle post-judgment proceedings.

Immediately, before embarking on the practice of law, Taylor was privileged to serve as a law clerk to Thomas A. Zlaket, Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court (ret.). His experience at the Arizona Supreme Court reinforced for him the critical need for cogent, thorough, and powerful written legal analysis when seeking to persuade any court.

Taylor also draws upon a multi-faceted professional and educational background. Originally educated as a conceptual video artist, he has served as an audio engineer for a major sports arena, managed a corporate political advocacy program in the telecommunications industry, taught law at a private college for technology geeks, and served as a Faculty Associate in the Management Department of the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU. A lifetime of learning and teaching, in and out of the law, has given Taylor a keen ability to devise and execute creative and effective legal strategies for his clients and their trial teams.

Civil Appeals

Family Law and Divorce Appeals

Business and Real Estate Disputes

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Professional Liability

Arizona Super Lawyers®

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating

Arizona's Finest Lawyers


Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District for the District of Arizona

U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit

J.D., 2000, Sanda Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU

B.F.A., 1993, The Maryland Institute College of Art

"Hiding in Plain Sight: What Memoranda Decisions Teach Us About Family Law In Arizona" (Parts 1 - 3), State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section Newsletter (January 2011, May 2011, January 2012)

"The Medical Duty of Care: Supreme Court Expands Relationship", Arizona Attorney (February 2005)

"California Disclosure Law Reaches Out to Touch Arizona", The Business Journal, Phoenix (June 9, 2003)

"International Strategy for Cyberspace Security", American Bar Association (2003), Contributor

"Senate Bill Could Put Deep Freeze on Tech Innovation", The Business Journal, Phoenix (May 6, 2002)

"Turning Back the Clock on the Millennium Bug: Trigger of Coverage for “Year 2000” Claims", 31 Ariz. St. L. J. 259 (1999)

"The Walsh Decision and the Value of Personal Goodwill", CLE Presentation, Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, Arizona (October 26, 2012)

"Patterns of Nonprecedent: What Memoranda Decisions Teach Us About Success at Trial and on Appeal", CLE Presentation, State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division (February 18, 2011)

"Subterranean Law: Memorandum Decisions in Family Law", CLE Presentation, Family Law Institute (January 21, 2011)

"The Evolution of Law & Technology", CLE Presentation, Arizona State Bar Convention, Phoenix, Arizona (June 25, 2009)

"The Arizona Legislative Experience: A Multi-Day Legislative Simulation at the Arizona State Capitol", W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (2007-present)

"The Education Experience: A Simulation, Valley Leadership, Leadership Institute", University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, Arizona (November 1, 2009)

"The Art of Advocacy, Presentation/Workshop", Valley Leadership, Leadership Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (May 2, 2008)

United States v. JP Morgan Chase Bank Account No. Ending 8215, No. 14-16070, 2016 WL 4547359 (9th Cir. 2016)

Microchip Tech. Inc. v. State, 230 Ariz. 303, 304, 283 P.3d 34, 35 (Ct. App. 2012)

SWC Baseline & Crismon Investors, L.L.C. v. Augusta Ranch Ltd. P’ship, 228 Ariz. 271, 265 P.3d 1070 (Ct. App. 2011)

Governale v. Lieberman, 226 Ariz. 443, 250 P.3d 220 (Ct. App. 2011)

Leflet v. Redwood Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 247 P. 3d 180, 226 Ariz. 297 (Ct. App. 2011)

Tarron v. Bowen, 225 Ariz. 147, 235 P. 3d 1030 (2010)

Clark v. Campbell, 219 Ariz. 66, 193 P.3d 320 (Ct. App. 2008)

Phelps v. Firebird Raceway, 210 Ariz. 403, 111 P.3d 1003 (2005)

Long v. Napolitano, 203 Ariz. 247, 53 P.3d 172 (Ct. App. 2002)

 January 22, 2021

Former Senator Alan K. Simpson Speaks About the Importance of Societal Change

The Honorable Alan K. Simpson served three terms in the U.S. Senate and 12 years in the Wyoming House of Representatives. During the time he attended our nation, Mr. Simpson made deep friendships with colleagues on both sides of the political aisle, including the late Sens. Ted Kennedy and President Joe Biden, with whom he… Read more »

 January 21, 2021

This is Your Chance to Win the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition!

THE DEADLINE FOR BURG SIMPSON’S COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION IS FEBRUARY 1st THE TOP SCHOLARSHIP for 2021 is $2,500 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: SUBMIT AN ESSAY ABOUT “THE JURY SYSTEM AS PROTECTOR OF RIGHTS” NOW! BACKGROUND All of us at Burg Simpson recognize the importance of access to a good education, so in 2012, we launched the Burg… Read more »

 January 20, 2021

Arizona Office E-News: January 2021

JANUARY 2021 ARIZONA E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Features: Our Construction Defect Department Our Award -Winning Construction Defect Department is Led by Shareholders Mari Perczak and Craig Nuss Mari Perczak Craig Nuss Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department is led by shareholders Craig Nuss and Mari Perczak, who have established reputations in the legal industry. These… Read more »

 January 19, 2021

Burg Simpson Shareholder Angela McGraw Discusses Missed Diagnosis of Birth Defects

Burg Simpson Shareholder Angela McGraw recently published an article with Law Week Colorado on “Presenting Case of Delayed or Missed Diagnosis of Spinal Bifida and Other Serious Birth Defects.” In her article, Ms. McGraw discusses risk factors associated with spina bifida, the failures to diagnose, and when to file a lawsuit. Read the article. About… Read more »

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 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

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 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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