Finley L. Taylor: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Finley L. Taylor


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Toxic Torts and Products Liability
  • Construction and Infrastructure
University University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1967
Law SchoolVanderbilt Law School, J.D., 1970 Order of Coif, Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
Admitted1971, California


•Board of Directors, Orange County Bar Association, 2000-2002

•Member, Litigation Section, Subcommittee - Discovery and Commercial Transaction, American Bar Association

•Member, Law Office Management Section, Orange County Bar Association

•Board of Directors, Constitutional Rights Foundation

•Judge Pro Tem, Orange County Municipal Court

•Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, 1989-1990

•Master, Peter M. Elliot Inns of Court, 1989-1991


Finley L. Taylor is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office. Mr. Taylor is also the former Administrative Partner of that office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Taylor's practice emphasizes all areas of business litigation, including business torts/contracts, construction (defects and design), insurance coverage disputes, lender liability, products liability and real estate.

Mr. Taylor has been involved in all aspects of civil litigation from inception through conclusion, including arbitration, complex settlements, trial (jury and court), and appeal. He has conducted numerous depositions, document productions, and pre-trial motions. He has also been involved in numerous matters concerning provisional remedies, including writs of attachment, claim and delivery, appointment of receivers, and injunctive relief.


Published Opinions

DVI, Inc. v. Superior Court, 104 Cal.App.4th 1080 (2002)

MacGregor Yacht Corporation v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, 63 Cal.App.4th 448 (1998)

P.W. Stephens, Inc. v. State Fund, 21 Cal.App.4th 1833 (1994)

Courtesy Ambulance v. State Fund, 8 Cal.App.4th 1504 (1992)

Aurora Mobil Homes v. G.E.C.C., 37 Cal.App.3d 1016 (1974)

Publications & News

Speaking Engagements
•Lorman Education Services Panelist - Business and Professions Code Section 17200 Seminar, 2003
•Orange County Bar Association Panelist - Section 17200 Business and Professions Code, 2002 ‡


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Office Information

Finley L. Taylor

650 Town Center Drive, 4th Floor
Costa MesaCA 92626


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