Taylor L. Freeman

Partner

Taylor L. Freeman

Partner

Taylor Freeman is a trial lawyer with over a decade of experience in courtrooms across Texas.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with clients in virtually every business sector.  Taylor has tried cases involving a wide range of business disputes including trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, oil and gas, negligence, fraud, and fiduciary duty.

Mr. Freeman has been named to the list of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for commercial litigation in 2022. This is a national peer review award developed by Best Lawyers in America to target attorneys for outstanding professional excellence early in their careers. He was also named as a Texas Rising Star for excellence in business litigation in 2018-2021. Rising Stars, which is compiled by Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers, honors leading attorneys age 40 and younger and those who have been in practice no more than 10 years.

He received his J.D. from New York University and his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.  Prior to joining AZA, Taylor served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston, where he managed criminal dockets and prosecuted misdemeanor jury trial cases for Houston Municipal Court.

Taylor Freeman is a trial lawyer with over a decade of experience in courtrooms across Texas.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with clients in virtually every business sector.  Taylor has tried cases involving a wide range of business disputes including trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, oil and gas, negligence, fraud, and fiduciary duty.

Mr. Freeman has been named to the list of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for commercial litigation in 2022. This is a national peer review award developed by Best Lawyers in America to target attorneys for outstanding professional excellence early in their careers. He was also named as a Texas Rising Star for excellence in business litigation in 2018-2021. Rising Stars, which is compiled by Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers, honors leading attorneys age 40 and younger and those who have been in practice no more than 10 years.

He received his J.D. from New York University and his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.  Prior to joining AZA, Taylor served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston, where he managed criminal dockets and prosecuted misdemeanor jury trial cases for Houston Municipal Court.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • Obtained a $12.2 million federal court judgment in fraud scheme case for international energy sector company See details here
  • Served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in securing jury verdict for 100% of requested damages and legal fees in contract dispute case
  • Obtained defense jury verdict win for motel client accused of negligence in premises liability case See details here
  • Experience drafting a wide array of pleadings, pre- and post-trial motions, and other briefing in state and federal court
  • Advised clients on intellectual property matters with a focus on the licensing and use of open source software
  • Experience taking and defending depositions involving both fact and expert witnesses
  • Served as lead counsel in multiple consumer credit and Fair Credit Reporting Act disputes
  • Provided trial preparation, logistics, and support for trial, including creation of pre-trial submissions, proposed jury instructions, witness outlines, and trial demonstratives
  • Conducted multiple jury trials to verdict as volunteer prosecutor, achieving class-leading conviction rate

EDUCATION

  • J.D., New York University School of Law
    • Moot Court Board (a journal at NYU), Competitions Staff Editor
    • Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society, Member
  • B.S., Texas A&M University
    • President’s Endowed Scholarship for Leadership and Community Service
    • Director’s Excellence Award for Academics

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2022 list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • 2018-2021 Texas Rising Star honors for business litigation, a list compiled by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business
  • 2018 Fellow for the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

PRESENTATIONS

  • The Dos and Don’ts of Preparing Executives to Testify, Association of Corporate Council Oil & Gas Section, San Antonio, February 2019.
  • The Heightened Developments in D&O Liability Exposure: Important Highlights Uncovered!, The Knowledge Group webinar, July 2017.

IN THE NEWS

REPRESENTATIVE WORK
  • Obtained a $12.2 million federal court judgment in fraud scheme case for international energy sector company See details here
  • Served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in securing jury verdict for 100% of requested damages and legal fees in contract dispute case
  • Obtained defense jury verdict win for motel client accused of negligence in premises liability case See details here
  • Experience drafting a wide array of pleadings, pre- and post-trial motions, and other briefing in state and federal court
  • Advised clients on intellectual property matters with a focus on the licensing and use of open source software
  • Experience taking and defending depositions involving both fact and expert witnesses
  • Served as lead counsel in multiple consumer credit and Fair Credit Reporting Act disputes
  • Provided trial preparation, logistics, and support for trial, including creation of pre-trial submissions, proposed jury instructions, witness outlines, and trial demonstratives
  • Conducted multiple jury trials to verdict as volunteer prosecutor, achieving class-leading conviction rate
EDUCATION
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
    • Moot Court Board (a journal at NYU), Competitions Staff Editor
    • Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society, Member
  • B.S., Texas A&M University
    • President’s Endowed Scholarship for Leadership and Community Service
    • Director’s Excellence Award for Academics
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2022 list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • 2018-2021 Texas Rising Star honors for business litigation, a list compiled by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business
  • 2018 Fellow for the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
PRESENTATIONS
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Preparing Executives to Testify, Association of Corporate Council Oil & Gas Section, San Antonio, February 2019.
  • The Heightened Developments in D&O Liability Exposure: Important Highlights Uncovered!, The Knowledge Group webinar, July 2017.

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