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E. Taylor Davidson Jr. — An Expert Trial Lawyer for the Injured Person

Since 1986, Taylor has continually represented injured people in Central Florida while striving to be the best lawyer he can be.

From the beginning, Taylor has always been interested in helping people and becoming board certified. Board certification is a challenge that only two percent of lawyers accomplish. To become board certified, an attorney must try a significant number of cases and pass a very difficult test. Many lawyers will take the certification tests several times before passing. Attorneys also need to get recertified every five years to maintain their certification.

Taylor became board certified in workers’ compensation in 1998 on his first attempt and has remained certified ever since.

But that wasn’t enough for Taylor. Even though it’s especially rare, Taylor wanted to become double board certified.

So he did.

Taylor became board certified in civil trial in 2000, also on his first try. He remains double board certified to this day. Out of more than 90,000 lawyers in the state of Florida, Taylor is one of only five lawyers who is board certified in both workers’ compensation and civil trial.

This means Taylor has expert-level knowledge in civil trial law and workers’ compensation law, and knows how to fight for clients in any trial law setting. He has used those skills in federal and state courts throughout Central Florida.

Cases Taylor Handles

The types of cases Taylor handles on a contingent fee basis are:

  • •    Workers’ Compensation
  • •    Insurance Disputes
  • •    Personal Injury
  • •    Wrongful Death

In those cases, he only charges clients fees or costs if there is a recovery. Running on a contingent fee basis allows Taylor’s clients to seek the help they need quickly, instead of worrying if they can afford representation. He truly offers “no recovery, no fee” legal representation and has been doing it successfully for more than 30 years.

Taylor’s Journey to Becoming a Lakeland Attorney

Taylor doesn’t just practice law in Lakeland. He’s called Polk County home since the age of two.

The oldest of four siblings and his parent’s only son, Taylor grew up with a deep love of almost anything that got him outdoors. He was an Eagle Scout at the age of 14. If you have a Lakeland High School yearbook, you can find him in the Class of 1979.

A graduate of Florida State University, he enjoyed the challenge of college and decided to continue the journey by attending law school.

He was determined to stay in the South, but wanted the challenge of a nationally respected law school, so Taylor decided to attend the Tulane School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana.

While attending law school, he worked for the U.S. Treasury Department in the IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel. The Chief Counsel handled matters before the U.S. Tax Court, located in New Orleans. Taylor graduated from Tulane with honors in 1986.

Back Home to Lakeland

When he graduated from law school, the Chief Counsel’s office offered him a job in Washington D.C. Taylor declined that opportunity, and chose instead to come home to practice law in Polk County.

That year, Taylor was admitted to both the Florida Bar and the Federal Bar and has been in private practice for the past 30 years. He has been a partner in his law firm since its creation in 1994.

After his return to Lakeland, Taylor got married and raised a family. He is the proud father of 3 children—Cole, Sloan, and Harper. His wife Torea is also an attorney and the two share a love of both law and the outdoors. Taylor and his family enjoy spending time in Tampa Bay on their boat, kayaking local area streams, and going to the woods as much as they can, especially in good weather.

If he’s not on his boat, chances are you can find him near a tree stand. Taylor is a gun enthusiast and has been an avid hunter since his teens.He is an FSU Booster and fan, and is proud to say that both Cole and Sloan are FSU graduates. He hopes Harper will someday follow that tradition.

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1986
U.S. Federal Courts, 1986
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1988

Education

Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
J.D. (Cum Laude) – 1986

Florida State University
B.S. (Cum Laude) – 1983

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Worker’s Compensation and Civil Trial Law

Location:

Lakeland, Florida

Phone:

863- 648-5999
888-648-5999 (Toll Free)

Fax:

863- 648-4755

Email:

E. Taylor Davidson Jr.