Associate

W. Taylor Lacy

Taylor Lacy focuses his practice on catastrophic injury, and products liability litigation against diverse corporate defendants.

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Taylor litigates for victims harmed by defective consumer products, hazardous substances, fires and premises liability incidents, catastrophic motorcycle, automotive and trucking collisions, as well as occupational accidents involving industrial equipment and chemical exposure. His practice also includes representing people who developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and allege the glyphosate in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup® caused their cancer. Taylor previously served on the team that secured a jury verdict against SAR Automation, L.P., for $8.8 million for the wrongful death of a Boeing worker who fell at work and left behind a widow and two small children. He also has significant experience helping victims recover losses incurred from environmental disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

Taylor is a member of the American Public Health Association and presented at their 2019 annual convention in Philadelphia. In 2020, he became a member of the South Carolina Bar Association’s Practice and Procedure Committee. As a member of that committee, he focuses on improving the operation of the judicial system as well as studies and makes recommendations regarding the rules and law pertaining to practice and procedure. 

As a law student, Taylor served as student research editor of the A.B.A. Real Property, Trust & Probate Journal, received multiple CALI awards and was inducted into the Order of the Wig and Robe. He studied comparative law and history at University College, Oxford and the University of Virginia, and transnational dispute resolution at Gray's Inn in London. Taylor was a research assistant and student editor for Carolina Distinguished Professor of Law David G. Owen, assisting with the final preparations of Professor Owen's Products Liability Law treatise.

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Education

J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2006

B.A., University of Virginia, 2003

Associations

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

South Carolina Association for Justice

South Carolina Bar Association, Practice and Procedure Committee 2020–2021

Charleston County Bar Association

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas and the District of South Carolina