Attorney Taylor Sutherland

TCS Headshot JPGI am a born and raised Nashville native. My family has been in Middle Tennessee for more than 100 years, running small businesses in both the wood mill and landscaping industries. The son of a school teacher, I was taught from a very early age the importance of working hard and helping others. When I was young, my family went through some very difficult times related to financial and legal matters. Because I was so young, I did not understand what was going on. What I did understand was that when the lawyers helping my parents called, the tears stopped and peace came to our home. I view my job as an attorney as helping my clients through the confusion, fear and anxiety that being involved in making a claim or pursuing a lawsuit brings to them. I want them and their children to see me the way I saw lawyers as a child: as someone who is there to help and makes things better.

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I am a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and the University of the South. Since graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School, I have focused my practice on helping those who have been injured through the fault of someone else. I am a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Tennessee Association for Justice, a board member and the CLE Chairman of the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

Since 2012 I have held an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012 I received the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013 I was honored to receive the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division President’s Award as recognition of my efforts in organizing and moderating a continuing legal education program with the civil judges in Davidson County. In 2014 I was selected to Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Stars list.

Education:

Montgomery Bell Academy – 2000

The University of the South – 2004 – B.A. English

Bachelor of Arts – English

Order of Gownsmen

Phi Gamma Delta – Historian

Vanderbilt University Law School – 2007

Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice

Research Assistant to Professor Michael Vandenberg – The New Wal-Mart Effect: The Role of Private Contracting in Global Governance – UCLA Law Review 2007

Professional Activities:

Tennessee Association for Justice – Member 2007 – Present, Board of Governors Members 2013-Present, Executive Committee Member 2014-Present

Nashville Bar Association – Member 2007 – Present, Young Lawyers Division Board Member – 2012-Present, Young Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education Chair – 2013-Present

Tennessee Bar Association – Member 2007 – Present

American Association for Justice – Member 2007 – Present

Continuing Legal Education Activities:

“What Works in the Davidson County Courthouse” – May 18, 2012 – Producer and Moderator

“Nashville Bar Association: New Lawyers Seminar” – November 13, 2012 – Producer and Panelist

“Getting Along With Others: Words from the Bench on How Attorneys Should Deal with the Court, Pro Se Litigants, and Each Other” – November 14, 2012 – Producer and Moderator

“Trial Practice in the Davidson County Courts” – August 15, 2013 – Producer and Moderator

Honors and Awards:

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award

Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division President’s Award

Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Stars List 2014

A Video Introduction to Me: