Charles W. Taylor-Licensed in State of Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A. with Honors in Political Science, 1991
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994
Awards and Honors:
J.G. Heinberg Scholarship for Excellence in Political Science
Golden Key National Honor Society 1987-1991
Affiliations and Organizations:
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society 1987-1991
President, Pro Bono Law Association 1991-1994
Missouri Bar Association 1994-present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri 1998-present
St. Charles County Bar Association 1998-present
Probate and Trust Law Committee of the Missouri Bar 2003-present
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Mr. Taylor spent three years with the Missouri Public Defender Office representing indigent criminal defendants in Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties. During that time Mr. Taylor conducted seventeen felony jury trials, dozens of misdemeanor and felony bench trials and probation violation hearings. Mr. Taylor secured several acquittals on charges including forcible rape, burglary in the first degree, attempted sale of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and a five count felony burglary and stealing charge in which the defendant had confessed to the alleged crimes and eye witnesses testified that they had seen the defendants fleeing the scene.
Following his tenure with the Missouri Public Defender Office, Mr. Taylor began the private practice of law in St. Charles County. Mr. Taylor handled cases including Adoption, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Social Security, Disability, Worker’s Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Criminal, Estate Planning, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and 13. Mr. Taylor co-chaired a medical malpractice/wrongful death case on behalf of the plaintiffs in which the jury awarded a $245,000.00 verdict against a physician for failing to catch the obvious symptoms of an illness. In another civil assault and battery trial Mr. Taylor and his co-counsel secured a $125,000.00 jury verdict against a step-father who had sexually abused his step-daughter.
Mr. Taylor was principal of Charles W. Taylor, P.C. Attorney at Law from 2003 until forming The Taylor Law Firm, P.C. in 2010 and has emphasized his practice in the areas of Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning, Criminal and Traffic. Mr. Taylor provides high quality representation and service to his clients and pursues excellence and dedication in the law. Mr. Taylor is currently a member of the Missouri Bar, The St. Charles County Bar Association and served on the Child-Centered School Committee and served as President of the Board of Education at Christ the King School from August of 2007 until August of 2009. He is an instrumentalist in the Christ the King parish choir. Charles is a member of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society and has four children.