E. Taylor George is a Partner and trial counsel for the Tampa office, also working with the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee offices. With over twenty years experience in trial and appellate advocacy, Taylor has been lead counsel in twenty trials, as well as appeals in both state and federal court.
Starting his career as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Taylor served on active duty with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, becoming the Navy’s lead counsel on aviation and other mishaps. Taylor transferred to the Naval Reserve in 2006, where he became an expert on operational law, qualified as a Fleet Marine Force Officer, served a combat tour in Iraq in 2007 and was on the Joint Staff COVID Task Force in 2020. Taylor retired from the Navy Reserve in 2022.
Taylor has been a litigator since 2007, defending large and small businesses, government agencies, and their directors and officers in federal and state court at both trial and appeal. He is skilled in engineering and construction, as the son and grandson of general contractors. Taylor’s experience with aviation and mishaps has led to defending aviation and transportation cases, along with premises and products liability cases. An all-around litigator, Taylor brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the Lydecker team.
Taylor is active in his community, where he serves as a Committee Member for his daughters’ Scouts BSA Troop, being an Eagle Scout himself, as well as serving on the board of his community’s association.