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William W. Taylor III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983

Client Comments

"As an attorney who has practiced over 30 years in a business environment that spanned the local, national, and international levels, I have dealt with hundreds of attorneys, some from the largest and most competent of firms. Yet things change when you become a target in a federal criminal investigation. You then look for the brightest and best. You want one with a reputation for honesty, an unequaled work ethic, a successful track record, and one who has compassion for you as a client. After seven years, a million pieces of paper, and an acquittal at the end of the government's case, I knew I was right, William Taylor was that attorney. He was surrounded by a team that cared as he did: Blair Brown, Ameit Meita, and Elizabeth Taylor."

-Thomas Welch
Former President, Salt Lake City Olympics Committee

"Bill has incredible wisdom and experience. His judgment skills are unparalleled in my experience."

-Jeff Rich
PlumTree Partners

"William Taylor possesses the charismatic charm of a gracious, southern gentleman, which masks his swift, powerful assessment of the legal battleground surrounding him. He never minces words and is a profound straight shooter who tells it absolutely and only like it is. William's command of every aspect of the legal system is matched by his mastery of astute legal prowess. Throughout the years of fighting for me against incredible odds and unlimited resources, Mr. Taylor outmaneuvered, out-thought and simply out-lawyered all the efforts of an outrageous prosecution brought by a politically ambitious US Attorney. He is results oriented, for sure; all criminal charges were dropped."

-Sherry L. Freebery
Former Chief of Police; Chief Administrative Officer; Colonel (retired)
New Castle County

Office Location

1800 M Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036-5807
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Commercial Litigation of the Washington DC Metro Area
William W. Taylor III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Antitrust, Complex Litigation, Corporate Governance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Fraud, Professional Malpractice, White-Collar Criminal Defense)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Environmental Crimes, Forfeiture, Fraud, SEC Enforcement, Securities Fraud)