Hillary Taylor focuses her practice on tort and product liability, construction litigation, and general commercial litigation. In her products 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, and trial preparation.
Hillary is a member of Maslon's Diversity Committee. She also serves on the Boards of Directors for the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association and Minnesota Justice Foundation, and she provides pro bono services for both the Children's Law Center of Minnesota and the Volunteer Lawyers Network.
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. Hillary earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Pensacola Christian College in Florida, summa cum laude, where she was recognized on the President's List of Academic Honors.
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.)