John C. Taylor Jr.

Founder, Retired (Inactive)

John was one of the founding partners of Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd in 1981. Prior to co-founding the firm, he served as an associate and a partner in the law firm of Mathews Osborne and Ehrlich, where he was mentored by Ray Ehrlich, one of the great trial lawyers in Florida.

John has practiced general litigation throughout his 45+ year career. He started as an insurance defense specialist, representing a number of insurance carriers and asbestos manufacturers in mass tort litigation as well as practicing general commercial litigation.

His experience in various community activities, time served in the United States Army, and more than four decades of legal knowledge help him develop strong arguments in the courtroom. His clients depend on him to provide unique strategies and perspectives. He takes great pride in solving their business problems and can’t imagine doing any other kind of work.

  • University of Florida College of Law, 1970, J.D.
  • University of the South, 1967, B.A.
    • Graduated with honors
Professional Affiliations
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit, Chairman (Grievance Committee)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Nassau County Inns of Court, Master
Representative Experience
  • Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. v. Hammock, 489 So.2d 761 (Fla. 1st DCA 1986)
  • Ingram v. Pettit, 340 So.2d 922 (Fla. 1976)
  • National Association of Optometrists and Opticians v. Florida Department of Health, Florida Board of Optometry, 922 So. 2d 1060 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006)
  • White v. Walmart Stores, Inc., 918 So.2d 357 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005)
Community Involvement
  • Amelia Island Plantation Community Association, Board of Directors
  • Dolores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Board of Directors
  • WJCT, Board of Directors
  • Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Jacksonville, Past President
  • Area Council for the Boys and Girls Club, Past Chairman
  • Board of Planned Parenthood of Northeast Florida, Past President
  • March of Dimes of Northwest Florida, Past Chairman
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