Taylor Rex Robertson is a versatile trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. His diverse group of clients includes Fortune 100 companies, international airlines, the National Football League, major hotels, restaurant groups, food and beverage franchisors and distributors, commercial landlords and tenants, financial institutions, hospitals, sports radio hosts, and medical practices.
Taylor practices complex litigation related to contracts, intellectual property, media funding and entertainment, real estate, finance, franchising, healthcare, landlord-tenant, oil and gas, bankruptcy, construction, and insurance. In the courtroom, Taylor has successfully argued motions for summary judgment, motions related to discovery disputes, and obtained early dismissals for defendants all while utilizing new technology to present evidence to judges and juries.
Taylor is also a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and has passed the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine with distinction, the highest level of recognition. He won the 2019 U.S. Open Blind Tasting Competition and represented the United States in the World Wine Tasting Competition held in France on October 12, 2019. Prior to law school, he 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 to develop strong advocacy and public speaking skills that allow him to effectively communicate with clients, judges, and juries during the litigation process. Taylor’s experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry also affords him a creative perspective when representing clients in the service and hospitality industry.
In addition to serving clients at Haynes and Boone, Taylor is the Vice Chair of the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition and serves as one of the lead case writers for the annual statewide competition. He also volunteers with Miss Dallas, a local preliminary competition to the Miss America Competition, and has represented numerous pro bono clients in civil and criminal matters.
Taylor competed in the American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy competition throughout law school, received the Outstanding Trial Advocacy Award at graduation, and was unanimously selected by his law school faculty for the Outstanding Senior Law School Student Award presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association.
- 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.
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
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
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 [...]