Taylor Ernst grew up going to trial lawyer conventions and classes. Attending trial lawyer continuing legal education courses (CLEs) when he was barely able to walk, he grew up learning how to speak to a jury. A student of trials and focus groups, Taylor is always seeking new ways to present a case. With multiple trials even as a young associate, he has already secured multiple seven-figure results in both verdicts and settlements.
Taylor helped pioneer lawsuits related to unlawful disclosure of medical records. One of the more notable case was Rice v. InSync, et. al, in which Taylor was one of the primary attorneys and litigation strategists. The result was a seven-figure result.
Sharks are born swimming: One of the first cases that Taylor worked on when joining the firm was a relatively low impact traumatic brain injury case, where the client had pre-existing conditions of memory loss, fatigue and headaches starting a few years earlier. Even with a complicated medical history, Taylor was able to turn the patchy medical history and difficult facts into a story that achieved a seven-figure result for the client.
Outside of Taylor’s work for the firm, he is active advising multiple technology startup companies, as well as a local alternate for a state Senator. Taylor previously worked for Congresswoman Lois Capps in the United States House of Representatives.
This prior work experience made Taylor passionate about statewide legislation. Currently, he is actively working on the drafting and eventual passage of two statewide bills.
- 2008- UC Santa Barbara (B.A. History and Public Policy)
- 2011- University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.)