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Taylor C. Young

Senior Counsel

For more than 15 years, Taylor Young has been helping clients seek a second chance when a significant error has been made in the trial court. Taylor is also there for clients who need to protect hard-won trial court results–defending judgments in appellate proceedings. With his experience in handling novel and complex legal issues before the higher courts, Taylor also is frequently called upon by clients and other lawyers to handle special projects and select cases at the trial court level.

Taylor 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, and taught law at a private college for technologists. An academic stand out at law school, upon graduation, 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 the critical need for cogent, thorough, and powerful written legal analysis when seeking to persuade appellate court judges.

When not preparing briefs and arguments for court, Taylor can be found teaching legal, business, and non-profit groups on topics such as legal process, writing skills, and political advocacy. For example, each summer, he takes time off to put a class of executive MBA students through a multi-day legislative simulation he created and designed for the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Taylor believes lessons learned in these extra-curricular pursuits improve his ability to devise and execute effective legal strategy for his clients.

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, 10.0 Top Attorney

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)

 August 6, 2020

National Law Review Publishes New Article by David K. TeSelle About Supreme Court Ruling on McGirt v. Oklahoma

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma Burg Simpson preferred shareholder, David K. TeSelle has authored an article for the National Law Review about the Supreme Court’s recent decision on McGirt v. Oklahoma. In July of 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of the eastern portion of Oklahoma falls within… Read more »

medical malpractice

 August 5, 2020

August 2020 E-News

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation BURG SIMPSON IS OPEN AND REMAINS FULLY OPERATIONAL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AUGUST 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Multimillion-Dollar Settlement Secured for Victim of Medical Malpractice Trial lawyers Marc C. Johnson and Scott… Read more »

mozzarella cheese leprino foods

 August 3, 2020

Cheesemaker Leprino Foods Family in Sticky Situation

A lawsuit against Leprino Foods has been filed by billionaire CEO James Leprino’s nieces, Nancy and Mary Leprino. Leprino Foods is a North Denver-based company established in the 1950s and is the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella cheese. Leprino Foods is currently the sole provider of cheese to Pizza Hut USA, Domino’s Pizza, and Papa… Read more »

 July 31, 2020

Burg Simpson: Choosing the Right Law Firm for Your Legal Matter

If you are seeking legal representation in the State of Colorado, you will find hundreds of law firms from which to choose. But Burg Simpson has the history and reputation of a large and established law firm, while providing the personalized service generally associated with smaller firms. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has offered… Read more »

Greeley, CO – Two Workers Killed in Work Accident on 1st Ave

 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 »

 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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