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Stephen E. Taylor

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  • Williams College, A.B., 1970

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 1973 (Order of the Coif)


  • Honorable William T. Sweigert, United States District Court, Northern District
    of California, January 1974 to January 1976



  • State Bar of California

  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California

  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Founder, Taylor & Co. Law Offices, November 1992 to Present

  • Kindel & Anderson, August 1989 to October 1992

  • Graham & James, July 1976 to August 1989

Professional Activities

  • Advisor to Ridgeline Apps (2019 – Present)

  • Advisor to Immigrant Legal Defense (2023 – Present)

  • Board Member, Workday Foundation (2011 – Present)

  • The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Cornell University, Professional Mediation Certification, 2023

  • Edwards Mediation Academy, Mediation Advocacy Certification, 2023

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (President in 2001; Member 1979 to Present)

  • Bar Association of San Francisco (Board of Directors 1996 to 1999; Member from 1977 to Present)

  • Board Member, Centro Legal De La Raza (2011 – 2018)

  • Northern District of California Federal Practice Program (Board Member 1999 to 2016)

  • Adjunct Professor at The University of California, Berkeley School of Law, teaching “Remedies” course (1995 – 1996; 2004)

  • Board Member and Participant, The Institute for the Study and Development of Legal Systems, developing and presenting demonstrative Alternative Dispute Resolution programs to judges and lawyers in Morocco, France, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt (1993 – 2005)

  • Federal Practice Programs in conjunction with Judges of the Northern District of California on various topics, including Case Evaluation, Case Management, Evidence Fundamentals and Pretrial Practice

  • Appointed as Special Master by the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel in the Northern District of California, Olive, et al. v. Phillips, et al., Case No. C-89-4331 (MHP)

  • Northern District of California District Court Public Service Award for Program on New Approaches to Case Management

  • Co-Author of “California Negotiations and Settlement Handbook”,

  • Member, Board of Editors of “Federal Litigation Guide”, Matthew Bender

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