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.

Selected Experience

  • In re: Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (Bankr. D. Minn. 2015). Assisted with the representation of the Committee of Parish Creditors, comprised of over 100 parishes facing hundreds of clergy abuse claims, in the Archdiocese Chapter 11 reorganization. Obtained tens of millions of dollars in insurance coverage settlements under missing insurance policies, which settlements were part of the $210 million settlement of Archdiocese and Parish clergy abuse claims, and represented the largest settlement by a diocese in bankruptcy to date in the United States.
  • Defend litigation related to various implanted and external medical devices for world-leading medical device company in state and federal courts across the country.
  • Defend national contractor of a large solar project in all stages of litigation primarily involving breach of contract, mechanic's lien claims, and complex construction disputes.
  • Provided guidance to industry-leading construction company regarding viability of a contract under various states' anti-indemnity laws.
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical company in alternative dispute resolution of a contract dispute with another multinational biopharmaceutical company.
  • Successfully appealed pro bono client’s denial of health insurance coverage for medical care.

Professional Activities

Minnesota Lavender Bar Association: Board of Directors 2017-present; Attorney Mentor for Law Students
Minnesota Justice Foundation: Board of Directors 2017-present
Minnesota State Bar Association: Assembly Member 2017-2018; General Policy Committee 2017-2018; Governance Committee 2018-present
National LGBT Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
American Bar Association: Forum on Construction Law; recipient of Forum Diversity Scholarship 2017
Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter

Pro Bono Activities

The Advocates for Human Rights: Volunteer
Children's Law Center of Minnesota: Volunteer
Volunteer Lawyers Network: Volunteer


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.)

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University of Virginia School of Law
J.D., 2016
Pensacola Christian College
B.A., summa cum laude, with honors, 2011
Major: Political Science


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