Joel D. Taylor

Of Counsel

Joel Taylor’s practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, transportation and trucking cases, catastrophic injury cases, extra-contractual bad-faith litigation, and all aspects of insurance law and litigation. He is committed to providing his clients exceptional legal counsel with favorable results. He also guides clients through state insurance department interfacing and compliance. As part of his practice, Joel handles rapid-response requests to provide guidance and counsel to clients when trucking and other transportation-related accidents occur. Joel has unique expertise in handling underinsured motorist claims and uninsured motorist claims.

As a trial lawyer, he has substantial first-chair trial experience in front of juries, judges, and arbitrations. He represents clients in both state and federal courts. In addition, Joel has an active appellate practice and has argued cases before both the Utah Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court. He has been at the forefront on issues of first impression in Utah and developing Utah’s insurance-related caselaw.

As a testament to his dedication to client service and successful results, Joel has been named as a rising star and a Top-Rated Personal Injury Attorney by Mountain States Super Lawyers for the past five years. In addition, Utah Business Magazine lists Joel as among “Utah’s Legal Elite.”

During law school, Joel interned with the honorable Judge Dee Benson in the United States District Court for the District of Utah.  Following law school, he clerked with the honorable Judge Richard Wagner in the Sixth Judicial District Court in Nevada. Joel went on to work as Deputy District Attorney for Humboldt County, Nevada.  In 2012, he returned to Utah to build his current civil litigation practice.

Education

  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 2010, cum laude
  • B.S., University of Utah, Economics, 2007

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah

 

  • Speaker, Don’t Get Snake Bitten During Discovery or Trial, Be the Mongoose, Utah Trucking Association, March 2022
  • American Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Listed as a Rising Star in Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine, under Top-Rated Personal Injury Attorney, 2015-2021
  • Recognized as Utah Legal Elite, by Utah Business Magazine

Unique Recognition – Education

Law School: Creighton University School of Law, 2010

  • Dean’s Academic Scholar
  • Creighton Law Review, Student Articles Editor
  • Creighton Legal Writing Center Associate & Tutor
  • Client Counseling and Negotiations Board Member

 

 

Outside of the office, Joel is an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast. He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and hunting in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.