Taylor is an experienced trial attorney whose practice includes products liability defense, catastrophic personal injury defense, professional liability, and prosecution and defense of commercial disputes.  He has tried, or assisted in the trial of, more than 25 jury trials to verdict across multiple different practice areas.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1998
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit


  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, 2008-2012
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2021-2022
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021-2022

Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 1998
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1995


  • Current/Recent Matters:
  • National Coordinating Counsel for branded pharmaceutical manufacturer in coordinated state court proceedings in Missouri and Connecticut (2017).
  • Lead Trial Counsel in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, for one of the largest super market companies in connection with a wrongful death action involving a child and food allergens (2017).
  • In Re Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Marketing, Sales Practices, and Product Liability Litigation (E.D. P.A) (2016).
  • Jury Trials – Mr. Mayes has tried, or assisted in the trial of, over twenty (25) jury trials to verdict.  Representative trials:
  • Regina Jackson v. McNeil-PPC, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson, Inc., Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County, New Jersey, Docket No. ATL-L-880-13.
  • Riley v. Maury Regional Hospital, Maury County Circuit Court No. 12655.
  • Leeann Lemaster and husband, Donald Lemaster v. Alton L. Hunter, M.D., Maury County Circuit Court No. 12607.
  • Alcyorn White, et al. v. Charles Haney, M.D., Giles County Circuit Court No. CC-10652.
  • More...

Papers, Presentations, & Publications