C. D. Taylor Pace

C. D. Taylor Pace: Attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Taylor Pace has been practicing workers’ compensation in the firm’s Raleigh office since the inception of the firm. He was one of the original partners who founded the firm, and co-chaired the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group for 20 years.

Taylor received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1982, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his J. D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1985.

During the first several years of his practice, Taylor was involved not only in the defense of workers’ compensation claims before the Industrial Commission, but also in the defense of general civil litigation Superior Court matters, trying jury cases to verdicts in the areas of automobile negligence, products liability, and premises liability.

In more recent years, Taylor has focused his practice on the defense of employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation claims. He has represented employers and carriers at all levels of workers’ compensation litigation, including mediations, hearings before Deputy Commissioners, appeals before the Full Commission, as well as appeals before both the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. In addition to his practice before the Industrial Commission, Taylor also represents clients in State and Federal courts in lawsuits involving third party workers’ compensation liens.

When the North Carolina Bar Association established its Workers’ Compensation Section in 1995 (which is now comprised of more than 600 attorneys), Taylor was selected as one of the original 15 attorneys to serve on the Section’s governing counsel.

Taylor has tried to a final decision well over a hundred litigated cases before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, involving a wide variety of disputed issues including jurisdiction, injury by accident, occupational disease, disability, medical causation, liens, and employee fraud.

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

•Taylor has given many presentations during the past 20 years on a wide variety of subjects impacting workers’ compensation practice. Most recently, he has spoken at continuing education seminars on the topics of workers’ compensation liens, the physician-patient privilege, suitable employment, and employee fraud.

Accomplishments

•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
•Selected by The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers (2006, 2008, 2009, and 2013 - 2019)
•Selected to NC Super Lawyers (2008 - 2013)

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Areas of Practice (1)

  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(919) 863-8721  Phone
(919) 863-3540  Fax
www.cshlaw.com
Mailing Address:
PO Box 27808, Raleigh, NC 27607
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,, J.D., Phi Beta Kappa, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; 1985, North Carolina
Memberships:

Community Involvement

•NCBA, Member
•NCBA, Workers' Compensation Section, Member
•NCADA, Member
•Christ Episcopal Church, Member
•Served on the original North Carolina Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section Council

ISLN:
904633335
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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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Raleigh, North Carolina

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