Taylor Defense Firm
679 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA - 93401
Phone: (805) 538-0455 /
CA State Bar Number: 299513
Date of Admission To State Bar: 12/02/2014
Area of Practice:
- Criminal defense
I began my legal career in 2006 as a Public Defender in Kansas City, MO. I worked in the downtown trial office, and I represented indigent clients ranging from DUI and drug cases to robbery, rape, and murder. Through excellent mentorship and hard work, I became a very successful public defender. In addition to my job as a public defender, I also worked as an adjunct professor at Baker University in Kansas. I taught Business Law as well as American History of the Cold War. In 2010, a Judge challenged me to fulfill my lifelong dream of joining the military, and encouraged me to join the Air Force JAG Corps.
In 2010, I joined the Air Force JAG Corps. I served as a Captain in the USAF for four years. My first assignment was Vandenberg AFB here in California. I spent two years prosecuting cases in the base legal office as well as offering legal assistance to active duty Airmen and veterans. In 2012, I was hand-picked to run the Vandenberg Area Defense Counsel Office. I was responsible for providing criminal defense services to over 4,400 Airmen. My cases took me to Air Force bases all over the West Coast, and I was an extremely effective defense counsel earning several full acquittals for my clients.
In 2014, I made the decision to separate from the Air Force and join the Reserves. I started Taylor Defense Firm to offer criminal defense services to anyone charged with a crime here in California. I still provide defense services to military members in need, and I take on a limited number of pro bono clients, primarily younger enlisted members in need of a family lawyer.