Practice Areas

Mr. Taylor practices extensively in the area of criminal defense, currently primarily in Thurston County. Mr. Taylor has also appeared regularly in Pierce and Mason Counties. Mr. Taylor practices at the trial court and appellate levels, representing individuals accused of

  • Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs; reckless driving; negligent driving in the first degree; hit and run attended or unattended; driving while license suspended or revoked in the first, second, or third degree; attempting to elude a police vehicle; vehicular homicide; vehicular assault; and other criminal traffic offenses.
  • Domestic violence crimes–felonies and misdemeanors–such as assault; kidnapping; unlawful imprisonment; protection order or no-contact order violation, including assault in violation of an order or third-or-subsequent felony VNCO; and malicious mischief.
  • Sex offenses, such as rape; indecent liberties; possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct; indecent exposure; and failure to register.
  • Drug offenses, such as unlawful possession, possession with intent to deliver, and delivery of controlled substances.
  • Other serious felonies, such as robbery; burglary; possession of or trafficking in stolen property; assault with a deadly weapon; identity theft; forgery; retail theft; unlawful possession of a firearm; taking motor vehicle without permission, theft of a motor vehicle, and possession of a stolen vehicle; Medicaid fraud; animal cruelty; witness tampering; and bail jumping.
  • Other less serious misdemeanors, such as unlawful recreational fishing; harvesting or transporting specialized forest products without a permit; minor in possession of alcohol; and criminal trespass.

Mr. Taylor is involved in civil litigation at the trial court and appellate levels as plaintiff’s counsel, often involving government defendants, including cases involving

  • Police misconduct and brutality, including excessive force, false arrest, and illegal search cases.
  • Professional license suspension or revocation actions, including judicial reviews of agency actions (administrative appeals).
  • Public Records Act denials, delays, redactions, and silent withholdings.
  • First Amendment cases, such as free speech and assembly cases, and religious discrimination.

If you have questions about your situation, we do offer a free or low cost initial consultation with no commitment, where we can talk about how we may assist you. Make an appointment by calling (360) 352-8004 or by emailing us at