Taylor F. Brinkman is an associate in Locke Lord’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. While the majority of Taylor’s practice involves representing banks, insurance companies and educational institutions, that experience is built on a broad civil litigation background that makes Taylor capable of handling almost any type of case.
Taylor views himself not only as litigator for his clients, but also a business partner. Consequently, he not only advises clients on how to avoid litigation but also helps them assess and value claims early, so they can make informed decisions about the costs and benefits of aggressively pursuing litigation.
When litigation arises, however, Taylor is proficient in all stages of the process. He has prepared key client personnel for deposition, researched and drafted case-dispositive motions and appellate briefs, negotiated settlements, advised clients on their obligations in responding to subpoenas in civil and criminal investigations, and advised clients’ governing bodies on ethics issues. He has also tried two federal jury trials.
Prior to joining Locke Lord, Taylor served as an elbow law clerk for the Honorable John McBryde of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He managed half of Judge McBryde’s civil caseload, researched and drafted judicial opinions, and assisted Judge McBryde in presiding over three civil trials and numerous hearings. As a result, Taylor is very knowledgeable in federal procedure and evidence and can provide insight into what drives judges’ decision-making.
- Associate, Locke Lord LLP
- Law Clerk to the Honorable John H. McBryde of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2009-2011)
- J.D., Boston College Law School, 2009
- B.S., Economics, Human & Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, 2006
Admissions : Texas
Admitted To Practice :
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
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