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Steve Taylor has provided strategic analysis and resolution services for more than 40 years.  He believes one of the most valuable services a lawyer can provide to a client in a complex dispute is to obtain an outstanding result quickly, efficiently, and effectively.



Early in his career Steve recognized that few cases actually go to trial.  The great majority are resolved by a settlement, all too often without the benefit of having approached or developed the case with a strategic focus on planning in advance for how to "win" the settlement for the client.

His objective remains finding creative, strategic ways to obtain the best possible outcome in all but those very few cases that absolutely have to be tried.  Steve continues to offer strategic litigation resolution advice to clients.  He is also offering his expertise on a selective basis in other ways, including by acting as a mediator, a neutral merits-based evaluator, or a facilitator to help adverse parties find a path to resolution.

Steve’s primary focus has been on matters in California, but he has handled matters throughout the U.S. and various foreign countries.  His services generally include a cost-free confidential review of a potential engagement, as well as a meeting with the party or parties interested in obtaining Steve’s assistance.  Steve continues to work with Catherine Dunbar, an extremely talented senior paralegal and longtime professional colleague.  

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Steve Taylor

m (415) 583-3457               


Catherine Dunbar

m (510) 871-0661


5519 Dry Creek Road

Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-8225 

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