Taylor graduated with a Juris Doctor from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2019. During law school Taylor received the top course grade in civil procedure and wills and estates, tutored first year and upper year law students, and earned a place on the Dean’s List. He was also an active student caseworker and mentor at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic, where he provided legal services to Kingston’s vulnerable communities. Prior to joining HMC Lawyers, Taylor clerked for Justice Mandziuk of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton.
Law school also provided Taylor opportunities to develop as an advocate, researcher and writer. He was the French language oralist for Queen’s Law in the 2019 Laskin Moot, worked with Professor Jacob Weinrib researching administrative legal theory and advanced public rights, and published two papers in the Advocates’ Quarterly examining Ontario’s 2015 Anti-SLAPP (strategic litigation against public participation) legislation. Before pursuing law, Taylor obtained a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, minoring in transportation engineering. While a student, and between his degrees, Taylor managed construction projects at the Calgary Airport Authority, and oversaw the construction of Canada’s first permanent vehicle screening facilities. Taylor enjoys rock climbing, family time, board games, and all combinations thereof.