Hillary Taylor represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on tort and product liability, construction litigation, and general commercial litigation. In her product liability practice, Hillary has successfully defended medical device manufacturers in both state and federal courts against allegations of manufacturing and design defects, strict liability, failure to warn, and breach of warranties. She is involved in all phases of litigation, including pre-lawsuit investigations and settlement negotiations, reviewing and preparing document discovery, drafting motions, conducting depositions, working with expert witnesses, and trial preparation.
Hillary is active in her community and engaged with a range of diversity, equity, and inclusion-related initiatives and organizations. Hillary is a member of Maslon's Diversity Committee, and she also serves on the Boards of Directors for the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association and Minnesota Justice Foundation. Hillary has an active pro bono practice, including providing pro bono services for the Children's Law Center of Minnesota, Volunteer Lawyers Network, and The Advocates for Human Rights.
Hillary graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was on the managing editorial board of the Journal of Law & Politics. While in law school, Hillary was awarded the Virginia Law Dean's Scholarship and was selected as a Dillard Fellow to assist in legal research and writing instruction. She also served as president of the Lambda Law Alliance and was involved in the Black Law Students Association. Additionally, Hillary received the Pro Bono Service Award upon graduation from law school for fulfilling UVA Law's pro bono challenge to provide at least 75 hours of free legal services to the indigent and underprivileged.
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)