Vance M. Taylor

Senior Counsel

Vance M. Taylor serves as Senior Counsel in Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin’s Transportation practice group. As an experienced litigation attorney, he identifies and manages risk for his clients at the earliest stages of litigation and has successfully defended clients in a wide range of matters including personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Mr. Taylor has argued successfully before the Fourth District Court of Appeal, preserving a discretionary dismissal entered by the trial court in a wrongful death case. His legal experience also includes public agency law with a particular focus on irrigation district law, publicly-owned electrical utilities, and inverse condemnation claims. In addition, Mr. Taylor has ties with the agricultural industry in Imperial Valley, California and has served as a board member on the Business Law Agribusiness Committee of the California Lawyers Association.

Mr. Taylor earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and completed his undergraduate studies at San Diego State University (B.S. Criminal Justice Administration). During his time in the Bay Area, he interned with the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, in the Appeals, Writs and Trials Section of the San Francisco office.

Mr. Taylor was born and raised in Imperial Valley California, where he currently lives with his wife and two children.

Awards +-

  • University of San Francisco School of Law Moot Court Competition, Best Oral Argument, 1996
  • San Diego State University, Distinguished Graduate Award, Criminal Justice Administration

Affiliations +-

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Education +-

  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • San Diego State University (B.S.,1995)

11622 El Camino Real, #300
San Diego, CA 92130
Tel: (858) 755-8500
Fax: (858) 755-8504

Tel: (858) 509-5665
Fax: (858) 755-8504
vtaylor@pettitkohn.com

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