©2017 Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, PC

MICHAEL S. TAYLOR

OF COUNSEL

PHONE:  (860) 522-8338

FAX:       (860) 728-0401

E-MAIL:   mtaylor@hdblfirm.com

EDUCATION

B.A. University of Connecticut, 1991 cum laude

J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law, 1994

ADMISSIONS

State of Connecticut, 1994

United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1995

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1997

United States Supreme Court, 2002

DISTINCTIONS

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Listed in Super Lawyers, 2007, Since 2009

PRACTICE

State and Federal Trial and Appellate Litigation in Connecticut Courts; Trial Consultation; Insurance Law.

APPEALS

Attorney Taylor handles all aspects of appellate civil litigation in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. His appellate litigation has encompassed a wide range of issues including constitutional law, contract law, land use and eminent domain, insurance coverage, criminal law, products liability and torts, dissolution of marriage, child custody and parental rights.  He has represented individuals and corporations. Attorney Taylor also counsels clients and attorneys at the trial stage regarding the identification and preservation of issues for appeal.

LITIGATION

Attorney Taylor handles civil litigation in Connecticut’s state and federal trial courts, including matters ranging from personal injury to product liability. He provides consultation on creating a trial strategy and in preparing pleadings. ​

Attorney Taylor co-authors Connecticut Insurance Law with Attorneys Dowd and Levesque. He also co-authors The Encyclopedia of Connecticut Causes of Action. Attorney Taylor writes and lectures on appellate and insurance coverage topics and was an adjunct professor at The University of Connecticut School of Law, teaching moot court. 

 

He is a member of the Defense Research Institute’s appellate and tort and insurance practice sections, the ABA Judicial Division Council of Appellate Lawyers and the American Counsel Association. 

 

Some of the more notable cases in which Attorney Taylor has argued or been substantially involved include:

 

State v. Norman P., 329 Conn. 440 (2018)

Meribear Prods., Inc. v. Frank, 328 Conn. 709 (2018)

In re Damian G., 178 Conn. App. 220 (2017)

In re Natalie S., 325 Conn. 833 (2017)

In re Natalie S., 325 Conn. 849 (2017) 

In re Oreoluwa O., 321 Conn. 523 (2016)

NPC Offices, LLC v. Kowaleski, 320 Conn. 519 (2016)

R.I. Pools, Inc. v. Paramount Concrete, Inc., 149 Conn. App. 839 (2014)

In re: Jessica M., 303 Conn. 584 (2012)

In re: Jose B., 303 Conn. 569 (2012)

Francis v. Fonfara, 303 Conn. 292 (2012)

Brown v. Brown, 130 Conn. App. 522 (2011)

Harley  v. Indian Spring Land Co., 123 Conn. App. 800 (2010)

In re: Jazmine B., 121 Conn. App. 376 (2010)

Newman v. Planning and Zoning Commission, 293 Conn. 209 (2009)

Royal Indemnity Co. v. Terra Firma, Inc., 287 Conn. 183 (2008)

Maritime Ventures v. City of Norwalk, 277 Conn. 800 (2006)

Knapp v. Knapp, 270 Conn. 815 (2004)

Wentland v. American Equity Ins. Co., 267 Conn. 592 (2004)

Miller v. Egan, 265 Conn. 301 (2003)

Maritime Ventures v. City of Norwalk, 85 Conn. App. 38 (2004)

Murray v. Murray, 65 Conn. App. 90 (2001)

Hartford Ins. Co. v. Colonial Ins. Co., 58 Conn. App. 39 (2000)