Taylor Robertson


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law, 2014, Valedictorian; summa cum laude; Oklahoma City University Law Review, Managing Editor

B.A., Business, Wake Forest University, 2007, Dean's List

  • Legal Intern, Oklahoma Attorney General, Division of Criminal Appeals, May-October 2012


Texas, 2014


Taylor Rex Robertson is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone.

Taylor’s practice focuses on general business and franchise litigation in both state and federal courts. He has also represented clients in mediations, arbitration, and other settlement proceedings. Taylor serves a diverse group of clients on a wide range of legal matters, including commercial real estate disputes, oil and gas contract litigation, shareholder derivative suits, subpoenas for medical records and testimony, breaches of financing or lending agreements, demands for indemnity and defense, and disputes between franchisors and franchisees. In the courtroom, he has successfully argued motions for summary judgment and those related to discovery disputes while using new technology to present evidence to judges and juries. 

Prior to law school, Taylor worked for a land development corporation and served in almost every position in the food and beverage industry. Through that experience, Taylor developed strong communication skills in the corporate environment that allow him to effectively communicate with clients prior to and throughout the litigation process. Taylor’s experience in the restaurant industry also affords him a creative perspective when representing franchisors in franchise disputes.

In addition to serving clients at Haynes and Boone, Taylor volunteered as a prosecutor for the city of Arlington where he prosecuted misdemeanor crimes in jury trials, and he has represented numerous pro bono clients on civil and criminal matters. After volunteering as a coach for a local high school mock trial team and as a judge for the state competition, Taylor joined the case writing committee for the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition. He is also a member of the pilot experiential learning program offered by The Arts Community Alliance (TACA), which aims to transform the lives of North Texas citizens through the arts. Taylor credits his lifelong background in theatre as a catalyst for his advocacy and public speaking skills.

Taylor was a member of the American Association of Justice trial advocacy competition throughout law school, he received the Outstanding Trial Advocacy Award at graduation, and he was unanimously selected by the law school faculty for the Outstanding Senior Law School Student Award presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association. 

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Lights, Camera, Arrest: The Stage is Set for a Federal Resolution of a Citizen's Right to Record the Police in Public," Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, 23 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 117, March 2014.
  • "D.C. Circuit Vacates SEC Resource Extraction Rule," co-author, Haynes and Boone client alert, July 2013.
  • "What Can Brown Do For You? You're Fired: Punitive Damages for Rogue Employee Conduct in Jones v. UPS," Oklahoma City University Law Review, 37 Okla. City U.L. Rev. 569, February 2013.

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