Brinkman, Taylor F.

Taylor F. Brinkman

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Early case valuation, dispute resolution and integrity are part of Taylor Brinkman’s core mission as a lawyer and litigator. He thrives on solving the unsolvable for clients and building trust in the process. ‎

Taylor represents a broad range of clients, including large banks, life insurers, pension funds, multi-family housing developers, medical device manufacturers, universities and charities, in cases involving contracts, fraud, civil rights, employment law, trust and estates and products liability. He handles all stages of the litigation process from inception through discovery, trial and settlement, with a high-touch focus on legal research and writing. He is skilled at explaining difficult legal issues to any stakeholder — from an experienced general counsel to boards of directors, and to lay witnesses unfamiliar with the legal system or legal process.

Early case valuation, dispute resolution and integrity are part of Taylor Brinkman’s core mission as a lawyer and litigator. He thrives on solving the unsolvable for clients and building trust in the process. ‎

Taylor represents a broad range of clients, including large banks, life insurers, pension funds, multi-family housing developers, medical device manufacturers, universities and charities, in cases involving contracts, fraud, civil rights, employment law, trust and estates and products liability. He handles all stages of the litigation process from inception through discovery, trial and settlement, with a high-touch focus on legal research and writing. He is skilled at explaining difficult legal issues to any stakeholder — from an experienced general counsel to boards of directors, and to lay witnesses unfamiliar with the legal system or legal process.

Prior to joining the Firm, he served as a law clerk to a federal district judge, the Honorable John McBryde, where he received hands-on training and insight into judicial decision-making.

Taylor is driven by a desire to solve problems efficiently, not bill hours. Consequently, his approach is always practical and results-oriented; focused on tasks that add the most value or advance the client closest to its goal. Building client trust through responsive communications and consistently high-quality legal work is also a hallmark of his practice. Within the Firm, he is committed to leading by example and mentoring and training young Associates.

Outside of practicing law, Taylor has a passion for endurance sports that allows him to compete, not just complete. He is a Boston Marathon qualifier and finisher, 6X half ironman finisher and multiple-time Ironman 70.3 All World Athlete.

Taylor’s representative experience includes:

  • The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. v. Lincoln Property Co., 920 F.3d 890 (5th Cir. 2019)
  • Hux v. Southern Methodist University, 819 F.3d 776 (5th Cir. 2016)
  • Cowart v. Erwin, 837 F.3d 444 (5th Cir. 2016)
  • J. Edwards Jewelry Distributing LLC v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2019 WL 2329248 (N.D. Cal. May 31, 2019)
  • Couch v. Wilco Life Ins. Co., 363 F. Supp. 3d 886 (S.D. Ind. 2019)
  • Hancock v. Americo Financial Life & Annuity Ins. Co., --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2019 WL 1429225 (E.D.N.C. 2019)
  • Reyes v. North Texas Tollway Authority, 186 F. Supp. 3d 621 (N.D. Tex. 2016)
  • Pylant v. Southern Methodist Univ., 2015 WL 12753659 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 22, 2015)
  • Cox v. Allin Corporation Plan, 2013 WL 1832647 (N.D. Cal. May 1, 2013)
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Education
  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2009
    Managing Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • B.S., Economics, Human & Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, 2006
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • 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
Professional Affiliations
    • Associate Member, Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court (2016)
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Civil Litigation (2018-2019)
Community Leadership
    • Public Policy Committee, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (2014)
Professional History
    • Associate, Locke Lord LLP
    • Law Clerk, Hon. John H. McBryde, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2009-2011)