J. Michael Taylor

J. Michael Taylor: Attorney with Taylor/Potterfield
  • Attorney at Taylor/Potterfield (2 Attorneys)
  • 2231 Devine Street, Suite 202, Columbia, SC 29205-2403
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  • Michael Taylor is a partner with Taylor/Potterfield LLC. He practices exclusively in exclusively to Family Law; appeals; and jurisdictional disputes. He works with clients local to South Carolina and international cases.
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Biography

J. Michael Taylor practices exclusively in Family Law; appeals; and jurisdictional disputes. He works with clients local to South Carolina and international cases.

J. Michael Taylor was admitted to the practice of law in the State trial and appellate courts of South Carolina in 1980 and Federal District Court in 1981. He is a member in good standing of the Family Law Sections of both the South Carolina Bar and American Bar Attorney Association, and since 1997 has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney and, for over twenty-eight years he has actively practiced domestic relations law in the South Carolina Family Courts, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubble, the highest possible distinction in both ability and ethical standards.

In addition, Mr. Taylor served as Editor of the S.C. Bar Family Law Newsletter, served as the South Carolina Reporter for the BNA Family Law Reports and was the South Carolina Reporter for the American Bar Association Family Law Section’s Law in 50 States project from 1990-2010. Most recently he served on the Judicial Qualifications Committee of the South Carolina Bar, screening candidates for the Family Court Bench.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
International Academy of Family Lawyers

(South Carolina State Bar Association)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Family Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Interstate and International Custody Actions
  • Jurisdictional Disputes

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
803-376-2001  Phone
803-376-8856  Fax
www.taylor-potterfield-law.com
University Attended:
University of South Carolina, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Memberships:
Richland County and American (Family Law Section) Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar (Family Law Section).
Languages:
English
Birth Information:
Louisville, Kentucky
Reported Cases:
Reed v. Pieper, S.C. Ct. App. Op. No. 4837 (June 1, 2011); Brookshire v. Blackwell, 384 S.C. 333, 682 S.E.2d 295 (S.C. Ct. App., 2009); Browder v. Browder, 382 S.C. 512, 675 S.E.2d 820 (S.C. Ct. App., 2009); Semken v. Semken, 379 S.C. 71, 664 S.E.2d 493 (S.C. Ct. App., 2008); Kelley v. Kelley, 368 S.C. 602, 629 S.E.2d 388 (S.C. Ct. App., 2006); Love v. Love, 367 S.C. 493, 626 S.E.2d 56 (S.C. Ct. App., 2006); Patel v. Patel, 359 S.C. 534, 599 S.E.2d 124 (S.C. S. Ct., 2004); Patel v. Patel, 359 S.C. 515, 599 S.E.2d 114 (S.C. S. Ct., 2004); Patel v. Patel, 347 S.C. 281, 555 S.E.2d 386 (S.C. S. Ct., 2001); Paparella v. Paparella, 340 S.C. 186, 531 S.E.2d 297 (S.C. Ct. App., 2000); Anderson v. Tolbert, 322 S.C. 543, 473 S.E.2d 456 (S.C. Ct. App., 1996); Fisher v. Fisher, 319 S.C. 500, 462 S.E.2d 303 (S.C. Ct. App., 1995); Doe v. Doe, 319 S.C. 151, 459 S.E.2d 892 (S.C. Ct. App., 1995); Sharpe v. Sharpe, 307 S.C. 540, 416 S.E.2d 215 (S.C. Ct. App., 1992); Dunn v. Dunn, 298 S.C. 499, 381 S.E.2d 734 (S.C. S. Ct., 1989); Bogan v. Bogan, 298 S.C. 139, 378 S.E.2d 606 (S.C. Ct. App., 1989).
ISLN:
903232584

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (18)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 12/02/11 in Family Law on 12/02/11

    I was an associate in a family law practice at the time this survey was sent, but have since left the practice of law. However, in the several years I have known Mr. Tayl...

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    I was an associate in a family law practice at the time this survey was sent, but have since left the practice of law. However, in the several years I have known Mr. Taylor as a family law practitioner, he has been an excellent attorney.

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/26/11 in General Practice on 10/26/11

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 10/26/11 in General Practice on 10/26/11

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Other Legal Professional on 10/20/11 in Family Law on 10/20/11

    Mike is one of the top 10 family lawyers in South Carolina.

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    Mike is one of the top 10 family lawyers in South Carolina.

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/20/11 in Family Law on 10/20/11

    Excellent lawyer, student of the law, mature, capable, experienced, hardworker, timely, efficient, honorable & trustworthy, a formidable opponent.

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    Excellent lawyer, student of the law, mature, capable, experienced, hardworker, timely, efficient, honorable & trustworthy, a formidable opponent.

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/20/11 in Family Law on 10/20/11

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 10/19/11 in Family Law on 10/19/11

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/13/11 in Family Law on 10/13/11

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/13/11 in Appellate Practice on 10/13/11

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  • J. Michael Taylor

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/12/11 in Family Law on 09/12/11

    Mike is one of the top Family Lawyers in the state of South Carolina. He is one of the best writers in the family law on legal matters. He is a member in the AAML and t...

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    Mike is one of the top Family Lawyers in the state of South Carolina. He is one of the best writers in the family law on legal matters. He is a member in the AAML and takes an active part locally and nationally.

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