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Taylor Rex Robertson

Taylor Rex Robertson is a versatile trial lawyer with experience in nearly every type of complex civil litigation. Armed with a theatre background, Taylor thrives in the courtroom where he has frequently prevailed both at trial and in pre-trial motions that secure early victories for his clients—often while using the latest technology to present evidence and arguments to judges and juries. Taylor’s wide array of litigation experience includes matters related to contracts, intellectual property, media funding, renewable energy facilities and credits, real estate, franchising and distribution, healthcare, insurance recovery, construction, and bankruptcy. His diverse group of clients includes Fortune 100 companies, international airlines, the National Football League, major hotels and restaurant groups, franchisors and distributors, commercial landlords and tenants, financial institutions, and medical practices. 

Taylor is also a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and teaches seminars about the history and production of wine to lawyers and clients. He won the 2019 U.S. Open Blind Tasting Competition and has represented the United States in the World Wine Tasting Competition held in France since 2019. Prior to law school, Taylor worked in almost every position in the food and beverage industry—from award-winning bartender to managing a wine bistro. Coupled with his theatre background, those experiences set the stage for Taylor’s strong advocacy and public speaking skills to effectively communicate with clients, judges, and juries throughout the litigation process.

In addition to serving clients at Haynes Boone, Taylor is the Co-Chair of the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition and has been the lead case writer for the annual statewide competition since 2016. He also volunteers with the Miss Texas Organization, the state competition to the Miss America Competition, and has represented numerous pro bono clients in civil and criminal matters.

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  • Dallas Bar Association, Franchise Law and Distribution Section, Vice Chair (2021)
  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022

  • Included in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, Thomson Reuters, 2022

  • "The Cabernet Counsel," featured, D Magazine, March 2021.
  • “Hot Topics in Franchise Law – Year in Review,” presenter, webinar, December 15, 2020.
  • “Franchise Law,” co-author, SMU Annual Texas Survey, Volume 6, Fall 2020.
  • "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.

Education

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

Clerkships

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

Admissions

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Press Release
Haynes Boone Wins Prestigious Restructuring Award for Work on Tuesday Morning Corporation Bankruptcy [...]
September 14, 2021

A Haynes and Boone, LLP team led by Partner Ian Peck has been honored by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for its representation of Tuesday Morning Corporation in its successful reorganization and emergence from Chapter 11. Haynes Boone received the 2021 Large Company Turnaround/Transaction of the Year Award. The TMA Turnaround and Transaction Awards, among the most well known in the r [...]