John A. Taylor, Jr.
John Taylor is a partner at Horvitz & Levy, where he has been practicing since 1993. He is a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist.
Mr. Taylor has been lead appellate counsel in dozens of appeals in a wide variety of areas (his name currently appears on over 40 published opinions and many more unpublished opinions), including matters involving entertainment law, the right of publicity, the Unfair Competition Law (UCL), breach of contract, insurance coverage, wage and hour law, employment discrimination, personal injury, California’s “lemon law,” arbitration awards, and trusts and estates.
In 2012, Mr. Taylor was lead counsel in Don Johnson Productions, Inc. v. Rysher Entertainment, obtaining a $37 million reduction of a $52 million judgment against his client. Mr. Taylor has also participated in numerous cases before the California Supreme Court, and in 2009 was lead counsel in obtaining a closely watched decision overturning a $15 million judgment against a coffee manufacturer for the unauthorized...