W. Taylor Lacy

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

His primary responsibilities include developing legal theories, conducting legal research, and drafting discovery, pleadings and motions. 

Taylor has been representing Deepwater Horizon oil spill victims since shortly after the disaster occurred in 2010 and is now helping victims file claims through the new claims programs established by the two settlements reached with BP.

Taylor also litigates on behalf of victims hurt by defective consumer products, fires and premises liability incidents, as well as catastrophic motorcycle, automotive and trucking collisions. He additionally works with the firm's securities and consumer fraud team to represent individual and institutional investor clients in complex securities fraud and shareholder claims.

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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  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2003


  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice

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