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Jeff Taylor Austin Attorney

Mr. Taylor founded his firm after building a reputation as a serious litigator and skilled orator. He spent his first six years as a lawyer representing some of the largest companies in the world. During his 14 years as a licensed attorney he has handled civil cases of every nature and size.

After graduating from ​Vanderbilt University, cum laude, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Spanish, Jeff attended Baylor Law School, where he obtained his J.D. with a specialization in general civil litigation.

Jeff is passionate about helping his clients. Everyone is treated like an individual - not like a number.

He is licensed to practice law in all Texas state and federal courts, and he speaks and writes fluently in Spanish.



Jeff Taylor Practice Areas
  • Collections
    Creditor’s rights, and collections for clients. Jeff helps businesses enforce contract rights and obtain money owed to them.
  • Commercial Litigation
    Jeff has broad experience litigating all types of commercial disputes, including claims of breach of partnership agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, misrepresentations, real estate disputes, employment disputes, tortious interference with contract actions, and other business torts.
  • Personal Injury and Product Liability
    Jeff handles lawsuits involving severe injuries and fatalities. He has broad experience with injuries caused by defective products and negligence.
  • Injunctions
    Jeff can help businesses and individuals obtain immediate relief through injunctive relief (Temporary Restraining Orders, temporary injunctions, and permanent injunctions).
  • Landlord Tenant Disputes
    Jeff has represented both landlords and tenants in disputes regarding evictions, property damage, security deposits, unpaid rent and wrongful property seizures.
  • Professional Liability Litigation
    Jeff handles matters involving professional liability in the areas of legal malpractice and architect/design professional liability.
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
    Jeff can assist businesses with drafting and revising contracts and consulting agreements, negotiating vendor agreements and leases.
  • Consumer Litigation
    Jeff regularly represents consumers against businesses that have not complied with Texas law, including transactions for vehicle purchases, home purchases, and other products and services.
  • Trade Secret and Non-compete Litigation
    Jeff handles disputes involving trade secrets, enforcement of non-competition clauses, and other intellectual property issues.


June 3, 2015

Lawyer Faces Fiduciary Claims in Civil, Criminal Cases

Texas Lawyer - An Austin solo preparing for an October trial in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit is also defending himself in an unrelated criminal case that alleges that he diverted a company's money to himself.... [Full article]

—Carolina Bolado
February 28, 2012

Jury Slams DLA Piper With $1.3M Negligence Verdict

Law360, New York - The former majority shareholder of defunct security technology company IdentiPHI Inc. won a $1.29 million jury verdict Thursday against DLA Piper, whose allegedly negligent advice on a bridge loan to the company left him with an unsecured claim and little hope of recovery in IdentiPHI's subsequent bankruptcy.

A jury in Austin, Texas, found DLA Piper 90 percent responsible for plaintiff Chris Linegar's loss of about $1.7 million he had loaned to IdentiPHI from his personal accounts. Though Linegar had requested that the loan be secured, he said, DLA Piper failed to perfect the security interest in the loan, leaving him with a large unsecured claim in the 2009 Chapter 11 proceedings.

Linegar, an Australian citizen, sued DLA Piper and attorney Michael Hutchings in 2010, alleging fraud, professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation and failure to warn, among other causes of action. He said the law firm failed to tell him that it only represented IdentiPHI and not Linegar personally... [Full article]

—Carolina Bolado