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J. Farrest Taylor

Managing Attorney

J. Farrest Taylor is a distinguished attorney boasting a blended career as a trial attorney. Currently at the helm of the Taylor Law Group, LLC, he utilizes his legal acumen gained from years of varied experiences.


He carries a legacy from his stint as a trial attorney at The Cochran Firm.  Armed with a sound educational background, Farrest holds a Juris Doctorate degree, a Master of Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. His career stands out, not only due to the breadth of his practice, covering multiple states and federal courts, but also due to significant recognition. Among many awards, he has been decorated with Book Awards, the Good Gulfstream Scholarship, rated as an AV Rated Attorney, received the President's Award from The Cochran Firm, and was also a finalist for the National Trial Lawyer of the Year. One of his noteworthy cases was even featured in the National Law Journal, reflecting his impact on the legal landscape. Farrest's story illustrates a journey of a fervent legal professional who weaves expertise and passion in all his endeavors.

Farrest Taylor, litigation attorney
    • AV Rated Attorney (highest possible rating) by Martindale Hubble

    • President's Award, The Cochran Firm - 2010

    • One of Three Finalists - 2008 National Trial Lawyer of the Year, Public Justice Foundation

    • "Decision of the Week," the National Law Journal - May 20 - 27, 2002 (Walker v. GuideOne Specialty Mutual Insurance Company)

    • Alabama State Bar, 1991 - present

    • Virginia State Bar, 1992 - present

    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994 - present

    • West Virginia State Bar, 2009 - present

  • Florida State University College of Law, 1990
    Juris Doctor Degree with High Honors
    Awarded Good Gulfstream Scholarship

    University of Virginia, 1982-1986

    Master of Science in Chemistry

    University of Alabama, 1978-1982

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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