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Name: Hilary S. Taylor
E-Mail: HTaylor@westonhurd.com
Location:
  • Cleveland
Practice Areas:
Education:
  • Central State University, B.S., 1967
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Associations:
  • The Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court
    • Master Bencher
    • Member, Executive Committee
    • Membership Chair
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Norma S. Minor Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Honors/Awards:
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Life Membership, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Member, Life Member Committee, Sixth Circuit (2008-present)
  • Delegate, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Served to Captain, US Army, Vietnam War
    • Awarded Bronze Star Medal
  • Leading Lawyer, Inside Business Magazine (2006-2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, Municipal Law (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, Government/Cities/Municipalities (2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); State, Local, Municipal (2014), Thomson Reuters
  • Top Rated Lawyer for Labor & Employment (2013), Recognized by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell

Military Experience:
  • Captain, US Army, Vietnam War
Published Articles:
  • Civil Rights: Jails and Justice

Presentations:
  • Adopt-A-Class Program, Cleveland Bar Association (1984 - Present)
  • Due Diligence and Hiring, National Association for Law Placement, National Conference (1995)
  • Litigating Section 1983 Claims in Ohio (1992)
  • New Age Lawyering, American Bar Association, Litigation Section Annual Meeting (1992)
  • The Wrongful Death of Kimberly Hardie, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Mock Trial (1992)
  • Presenter, COSE Small Business Conference (2009), The Workplace Investigative Process

Civic/Community Activities:
  • President/Board of Trustees, Bedford Educational Foundation
  • Member of the Board, Greater Cleveland Minority Arts Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1984-present)

Bar Admissions:
  • State of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Published Cases:
  • Harp v. City of Cleveland Heights, 87 Ohio St.3d 506
  • Noll v. Nezbeth, 63 Ohio App. 3d 46
  • Layne v. GAF Corporation, 42 Ohio Misc.2d 19
  • State ex rel Dow Chemical Company v. Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, 2 Ohio St.3d 119
  • Hughes v. City of N. Olmsted, 93 F.3d 238 (6th Cir. 1996)
  • Estate of Thomson v. Toyota Motor Company, 545 F.3d 357
  • Vintilla v. City of Rocky River, 96 Fed. Appx. 274
  • Dye v. City of Warren, 367 F. Supp.2d 1175
  • Lombard v. MCI, 13 F.Supp.2d 621
  • Fair Housing Advocates v. City of Warrensville Heights, 998 F.Supp. 825
  • Mace v. City of Akron, 989 F.Supp. 949
  • O'Stricker v. Jim Walter Corp. 2 Ohio St.3d 119
  • Maggio v. City of Warren, 2006 Ohio 6880, Lexis 6801

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