David L. Taylor is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated attorney practicing in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Taylor has vast litigation experience in state and federal courts in a variety of civil litigation matters. A majority of his time is spent on insurance coverage and defense cases. He has been selected a Top Lawyer in Indiana, Top Lawyer in the Midwest, Top Attorney of the United States, Top Attorney of North America, Top Lawyer in Insurance, and America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for Indiana. Mr. Taylor was named Indiana’s top environmental litigator for 2019 and 2020.
Mr. Taylor has practiced law for more than 30 years in Indianapolis, Indiana. His practice involves both first party insurance coverage as well as third party liability defense litigation. His coverage experience involves property, casualty, general commercial liability, general liability, environmental, uninsured/underinsured motorist, automobile, fidelity, life, construction, arson, fraud, appraisal, bad faith, workers compensation, appraisal, and other coverage areas. His third party defense litigation includes environmental, catastrophic bodily injury and death, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, construction and construction accident litigation, liquor and dram shop liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist cases, subrogation, trucking accident litigation, hotel and restaurant security cases, fidelity bonds, fire loss, sexual molestation litigation, appellate litigation, real estate, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, sports litigation, and contract litigation.
Mr. Taylor also focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, nonprofit organizations, general business and corporate law, and the representation of professional athletes. He was certified as a player agent by The Major League Baseball Players Association in 1998.
Mr. Taylor is licensed to practice law in Indiana State Courts (1986), United States District Courts for the Northern District (1986) and Southern District (1986) of Indiana, and the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1987).
Mr. Taylor is a certified mediator and has acted as a mediator and arbitrator.
Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis, 1986, where he was a leader in student government and President of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. While in law school, Mr. Taylor worked as a research and writing assistant to Professor Debra K. Falender and clerked for Hamilton County, Indiana Judges Donald Foulke, Jerry Barr and Judith Proffitt. He obtained his B.A. in Psychology from Wabash College, cum laude, in 1983, where he was captain of the baseball team, a leader in student government, a member of Psi Chi National History Society in Psychology, Sphinx Club, and Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
Mr. Taylor is a founder and director of Indiana Bulls Baseball, Inc., Scott Rolen’s E-5 Foundation and founder and member Southmont High School Athletics Hall of Fame, Inc. He also served on the national Board of Directors of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. He is a member of the Indiana Bulls Baseball Hall of Honors and Southmont High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
Mr. Taylor is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Representative clients include Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Property-Owners Insurance Company, Owners Insurance Company, Citizens Insurance Company of America, Hanover Insurance Company, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, United Automobile Insurance Group, Scott Rolen, Enis Furley Foundation, Inc., Lids Indiana Bulls Baseball, Inc., Neff Construction, Inc., Top Line Athletics, Inc., Uveitis & Retina Consultants, Inc., Indy Steel Erectors, Inc., Three Rivers Barricade Co., Victory Trucking Company, and Tracy Smith Baseball Camps, Inc.
A native of Montgomery County, Indiana, Mr. Taylor has four children and lives near Brownsburg, Indiana.