Butler Snow attorney Amanda G. Taylor has been awarded the Austin Bar Foundation’s Larry F. York Mentoring Award, an award given to a local lawyer or judge who has demonstrated exceptional skill and generosity in mentoring younger members of the bar. Taylor received the award virtually at the 18th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala on Jan. 28.
Award nominees must have practiced at least ten years and have served as role models and counsellors to other lawyers, distinguishing themselves as leaders of their profession while fully embracing life’s experiences. The award honors Larry York, who encouraged many young lawyers in Travis County to achieve professional and personal excellence, with integrity, grace and humor.
Taylor serves as the Practice Group Leader of Butler Snow’s Appellate Group. She is a board-certified civil appellate specialist who practices in both trial and appellate courts throughout Texas and beyond. Her widely-varied practice areas include disputes regarding complex business and commercial, real property, tax, employment, products, and consumer issues. In each of these areas, Taylor applies her many years of experience in oral and written advocacy, combined with her deep understanding of Texas procedure and jurisprudence, to represent her clients successfully and efficiently. Additionally, Taylor serves as a professional mentor, is a member of the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee, is a frequent author and presenter of Continuing Legal Education and has been recognized for her pro bono work.
Taylor is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Travis County Women Lawyers Association, and the Baylor Law School Alumni Association. She received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law.