Andy Taylor focuses his practice on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and appellate advocacy. Andy graduated first in his class from the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law in 2005 with high honors. After law school, Andy worked as a real estate attorney for Dillard’s corporate offices and later as the Assistant Dean for Academic Support for the Bowen School of Law. From the time he has entered private practice, Andy has worked tirelessly to fight for the rights of injured people. He has received recognition as one of the top attorneys in Arkansas for a number of years. He was recently recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and his firm was named a Tier 1 firm in Little Rock for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Appellate Practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020. Andy is frequently invited to speak at continuing legal education seminars for his peers. Andy lives in Little Rock with his wife, Tasha, and their three young kids. He and his family attend New Life Church.
Get to Know Andy
Growing up, I was such a big fan of the classic television show, “The People’s Court” that at a very young age, I had memorized the opening monologue:
“What you are witnessing is real…”
To this day, I can still recite it. In every episode of “The People’s Court,” Judge Wapner would walk in and say,
“I know you’ve been sworn. I’ve read your complaint. You claim the defendant [fill in the blank]”
To me, the awesome part about my job is that I get to “fill in the blank” with my clients’ stories on a daily basis. You claim the defendant ran a red light, but the defendant claims he didn’t. Or maybe you claim you were hurt as the result of the accident, but the defendant claims you’re just fine. Whatever your claim, when I represent you, I get to help you tell your story. This is a responsibility I take very seriously.
I understand and appreciate that each one of my clients has a unique story to tell. I think that’s what makes our firm stand out from a lot of the injury firms you’ll see advertising on television and billboards. Our boutique injury practice is custom-tailored to present the best case for each client we represent. There are no cookie-cutter solutions applied to every case. Instead, we take the time to get to know our clients and to evaluate each case so that we can develop unique strategies for success in each one.
My wife, Tasha, and I are law partners. We have worked together as a great team ever since we met in our first year of law school. We have perfected our debate skills (on each other) and enjoy working together to help find the best solutions to our clients’ problems. Tasha and I feel like we have assembled a team at Taylor & Taylor Law Firm where everyone really cares about our clients and is passionate about getting the best result possible in each case we handle.
Even though I’m part of generation X, I consider myself to be kind of old school in a lot of ways (I still have a playlist on my iPhone called “Andy’s Hymns”) and I’m a little quirky in other ways (I work at a stand-up desk and I sign my documents with a bold Sharpie). I’m more Twitter than Facebook, and Instagram is a lost cause for me (I posted one photo last year).
When I’m not perched at my stand-up desk, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, posting sarcastic tweets, and watching reruns of The Andy Griffith Show.
You can contact me anytime at (501) 267-9808 or online!
Personal Injury Litigation and Appellate Advocacy.
Admitted to Practice
Arkansas 2005; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law (J.D., high honors, 2005)
- Ouachita Baptist University (B.S. Computer Science, summa cum laude, 2002).
Honors & Awards
Recognized as one of the 2019 Best Lawyers in America in Personal Injury Litigation and Appellate Litigation; Selected as one of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Little Rock by Little Rock Soiree magazine (2013-2018); Recognized as one of Arkansas's Top Attorneys by Arkansas Life magazine (2014-2018); Chosen as a Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2014-2018).
- Scariest Things You Don't Know: Frighteningly Common Mistakes Lawyers Make: Appellate Practice, Arkansas Bar Association CLE (2017).
- What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Appeals, Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting (2017).
- How to Handle An Appeal, Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting (2016).
- Writing for Your Audience (Workshop) Panel Discussion, Arkansas Bar Association Appellate Advocacy CLE (2015).
- Preparing the Brief, Arkansas Bar Association Appellate Advocacy CLE (2015)
- May It Please The Court: Oral Argument Techniques That Get Results, National Business Institute Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process CLE (2014).
- Drafting a Winning Appellate Brief, National Business Institute Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process CLE (2014).
- Making an Ethical Appeal, National Business Institute Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process CLE (2014).
- Should I Appeal and How, Pulaski County Bar Association Back to Basics CLE (2014).
- Appellate Court and Practice, Arkansas Bar Association Bridging the Gap CLE (2012).
- Practical Pointers and Procedural Pitfalls: An Arkansas Appellate Practice Primer, Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting (2012).
- The Top Five Ways to Wreck Your Next Appeal . . . and How to Avoid Them, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association's Personal Injury CLE (2011).
- Friending and Following: Applying the Rules of Professional Conduct to Social Media, 34 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 551 (2012).
- Annual Survey of Case Law: Constitutional Law, 27 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 619 (2005).
Professional Associations and Affiliations
UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Alumni Association (Board Member, (2010-present), (President-Elect (2014-2015)) (President (2015-2016)); Arkansas Bar Association (Member, Leadership Academy Committee (2010-2015)), (Member, Form Book Committee (2011-present)); Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Amicus Committee, (2011-present)); Pulaski County Bar Association; Judge Henry Woods American Inn of Court.
Corporate Real Estate Attorney, Dillard's, Inc. (2005-2006); Assistant Dean for Academic Support, William H. Bowen School of Law (2007-2010); Associate Attorney, Cullen & Co., PLLC (2009-2010); Partner, Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A. (2010-present).
Law School Honors & Leadership
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review; Moot Court Board; Runner-Up, Best Brief, Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C.; Member, Adelphia Law Journal, Volume XIV; Elected Honor Council Representative (2003-2005).