Contact Information

David Taylor
612-244-2931 direct
612-344-1689 fax

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Assistant Contact

Shani Sudduth
612-244-2918 direct
612-344-1689 fax

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David J. Taylor, Partner
J.D. 2000 (cum laude) William Mitchell College of Law
B.A. (cum laude) 1997 University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Practice Areas

General subrogation; farm subrogation including farm equipment failures and property losses; commercial litigation; employment law

  • Recognized Expertise in Consulting on and Handling Large Value Losses Involving Farm Machinery
  • Adjunct Professor University of St. Thomas Law School, 2008-present, Trial Advocacy
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney 2002-2004
  • United States Army JAG Attorney 2001-2004
  • Rosalie Wahl Moot Court, Regional Winner and National Qualifier, ATLA Trial Advocacy Competition
  • William Mitchell Law Review
  • Volunteer lawyer for the Minnesota Children's Law Center representing children in the foster care system
  • Named Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2008
  • 2012 NASP Iowa Chapter Chair
  • 2011 NASP Track Leader, Property Track
Admissions to Practice
  • Minnesota State and Federal Courts
  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • Iowa State Courts and United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • Minnesota State and Federal Bar Associations
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association



  • NASP Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. Construction Equipment Liability: Misused and Defective Products, co-presenter with Tyler Schwein


  • NASP Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.  Hot and Cold Large Losses:  Boiler, Chiller and Commercial Dryer Failures, co-presenter with Charles Keith from Crane Engineering
  • November 3, 2012, 6th ASCE Congress on Forensic Engineering, San Francisco, CA.  Common Legal Doctrines & Insurance Issues Affecting the Forensic Structural Engineer, co-presenter with Douglas L. Fell, P.E., MASCE and Vladimir Scheglowski, P.E., MASCE of Clark Engineering
  • August 8, 2012, Presentation at QBE - Sun Prairie, WI.  Large Farm Machinery Losses
  • June 27, 2012, NASP Webinar with Randy Watson, C.F.I., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I. of SEA Limited, The Continuing Evolution of NFPA 921 and the Legal Consequences
  • June 7, 2012, Montana Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (MAMIC) Annual Meeting - Great Falls, MT.  Current Issues in Fire Claims, Investigation and Subrogation, co-presenter with Chris Rallis
  • April 2012, PLRB/LFRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo, Orlando, FL.  Subrogation On The Farm
  • February 22, 2012 - Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Claims Seminar – Bloomington, IL.  Large Farm Machinery Losses


  • NASP Annual Conference – Orlando, FL. Plumbing Fitting Failures…Got Bad Brass?
  • NASP Annual Conference – Orlando, FL. Large Farm Machinery Losses


  • NASP Annual Conference – Dallas, TX. Panelist, PIP Contentions and Arbitration: In It To Win It!
  • NASP Webinar – CSST Gas Line Failures


  • NASP Annual Conference – Colorado Springs, CO. Subrogation on the Farm: Combine Fires & Heavy Machinery Fires