Brian J. Taylor, Attorney | KingSpry

Brian J. Taylor

When Brian J. Taylor decided to teach his two young daughters about civic responsibility and the voting process, he didn’t just sit them down to a lecture. He gave them each a stack of fliers, and together, the family canvassed the neighborhood on behalf of a fellow committee member who was running for office. He approaches his legal practice the same way, always taking the extra step, whether it is advocating for a client, or mentoring a colleague on some aspect of the law.

Mr. Taylor is senior counsel with KingSpry, concentrating his practice in the areas of litigation, alternative dispute resolution, education, employment and immigration law.  He has been a member of  several trial teams that have obtained verdicts of a million dollars or more.

In his capacity as Assistant Solicitor of Northampton County, Mr. Taylor was part of the legal team of lawyers that represented Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State and several Pennsylvania counties in obtaining a dismissal of a complaint as well as a motion for Injunctive Relief seeking to stop certification of the 2020 General Elections (Trump v. Boockvar). The matter was heard before Judge Matthew Brann in the Western District of PA during a nationally-watched evidentiary hearing held on November 17, 2020.

In a second recent case of note, representing the District Attorney’s office, Mr. Taylor convinced the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to extend executive privilege to protect the investigatory file of the DA’s office from being subpoenaed by private parties for use in a separate but related civil case for property damages. Previous application of the PA Criminal History Information and Records Act has protected files requested in State Court. In Shetagh v. State Farms, the insurance company was securing the files in a Federal Court, in a matter where the investigation had been completed but the case was still in the appellate stage.

Mr. Taylor is a certified Title IX investigator, and regularly conducts internal investigations for clients on Title IX, employment discrimination and workplace disputes.

Attorney Taylor is an arbitrator for Chester County Court of Common Pleas, and an adjunct professor of law at Eastern and Widener Universities, and he has twice been nominated as Teacher of the Year. He is a former Historical Commissioner and a member of the Planning Commission for East Whiteland Township, as well as a Chester County Committeeman. Recently, he served on the grants committee of The Foundation at Great Valley, and has served as an article reviewer for the American Business Law Journal. He is a frequent presenter on topics related to his legal practice.

Prior to practicing law, he interned with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Army Corps of Engineers. He has also performed pro bono work for several organizations including the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent, the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Program, and the Support Center for Child Advocacy.

Mr. Taylor is also a published author and illustrator of the novella “Weight of the Moon” (2006).

He earned his Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law. He holds a B.A. in political science and economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and also completed a graduate level management program at Wharton School of Business.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Eastern and Middle District Courts of Pennsylvania
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships and Associations
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Board Member, Foundation at Great Valley
  • Board of Trustees, Chester County Library
  • Society of American Law Teachers
  • Articles Reviewer for the American Business Law Journal

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