An appreciation of the written word partly is responsible for leading attorney Taylor Mayer to pursue a law career. “I chose to practice law because I really liked to write, which I knew about myself from a very young age,” said Taylor. “Some of my earliest memories are sharing stories I drafted with my parents. My father and one of my four older brothers also are attorneys, and I thought it was especially neat that my father would use his reading and writing skills to help people.” As an attorney with Bubalo Goode Sales & Cronen, the power of the law allows Taylor an opportunity to represent consumers in mass tort claims against medical device manufacturers. “It is rewarding to bring accountability to these companies and stand as a last line of defense for patients when the normal consumer protections have failed them.”
Taylor graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with an undergraduate degree in Finance. He went on to graduate from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington in 2013. While in law school at IU, Taylor was named a national champion in the 2013 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. in which his writing played a major role in earning Best Brief honors for his small team. Taylor began practicing law in 2013 as an associate attorney at Ferreri Partners, PLLC, where he focused on workers’ compensation cases. His role included an emphasis on appellate briefs to tribunals as high as the Kentucky Supreme Court. As a workers’ compensation defense attorney, Taylor’s role was defending insurance companies against injured workers’ claims. Yet, often upon hearing the words of an injured worker in depositions, he began to better understand the real human stories behind some of the claims he was opposing on a client’s behalf. “Even in insurance defense, it was hard not to feel a great amount of empathy towards these real people facing real problems.”
In 2016, Taylor accepted an opportunity to expand his skillset and joined Whonsetler and Johnson, PLLC as an associate attorney. While there, Taylor defended medical malpractice claims. “It was rewarding to come to the defense of physicians who had had every good intention of serving their patients to the best of their abilities, still to find themselves subject to the stress of a long lawsuit as a result.”
Taylor is admitted to practice in the state courts of Kentucky. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, going to the gym, reading, and working as editor for his neighborhood newsletter.