Wayne Taylor is an AV rated trial lawyer who joined Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP as a partner in 1995. For the past 26 years, Mr. Taylor has maintained a national practice representing insurers primarily in complex insurance coverage and bad faith matters, including commercial property and business interruption, bad faith and extra-contractual litigation, excess and surplus lines coverage, builder's risk, boiler and machinery, suspected arson and fraudulent claims, Chinese drywall, domestic intrastate and interstate motor truck carrier liability, warehouseman's legal liability, and jewelers block. He has extensive experience in third-party liability analysis and litigation, including general liability, environmental and complex torts, directors and officers, professional liability (errors and omissions), advertising injury and intellectual property, construction defects, and employment practices liability. Mr. Taylor has handled substantial property loss claims throughout the United States, including a number of claims related to major catastrophes such as September 11, 2001, the 2004 hurricanes in Florida and Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Taylor has handled claims related to real property of virtually every scale, ranging from homeowner's claims to claims on substantial shopping malls, hotels, manufacturing facilities, and major sports venues around the country. Mr. Taylor also provides representation to insurers in subrogation matters. Mr. Taylor's clients retain him on a regional and national basis, trusting his coverage counsel in major claims. Recent engagements include a claim of more than $16 million in New York and two hurricane related claims totaling more than $100 million in Florida. Mr. Taylor is a trained and certified mediator, specializing in insurance coverage disputes, and an umpire certified by The Windstorm Insurance Network.
Mr. Taylor is the co-author of "Detective and Corrosive Drywall: Analyzing First-Party Coverage Issues," published in the Fall 2010 issue of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, 46 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 63 (2011). Mr. Taylor lectures frequently to lawyers and insurance industry personnel throughout the country on a wide range of topics involving insurance coverage, bad faith and the investigation of suspected arson and fraudulent insurance claims. Mr. Taylor was born in Rockledge, Florida, and has lived in Atlanta since graduating from Emory University. Mr. Taylor was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1985. He is a member of the American, Federal and Atlanta Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, Inc., and The Windstorm Insurance Network.