Stratton Taylor is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Taylor earned his Baccalaureate Degree and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa.
Taylor served as a State Representative from 1978 to 1982. In 1982, he won election to the State Senate. From 1995-2003, Taylor served in the highest leadership position of the Oklahoma State Senate, President Pro Tempore. At the age of 51 after 28 years of public service, Taylor left the State Senate to engage in a full time law practice.
He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has been named by his peers as a Super Lawyer. He is also a lifetime member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
Taylor has an active trial practice throughout Oklahoma. He has been involved in numerous litigation matters, including class action and multi-district litigation. Taylor has represented corporate clients in all three federal judicial districts in Oklahoma, as well as virtually all of the state’s seventy-seven (77) counties.
Taylor’s published opinions include the following:
Public Service Company of Oklahoma v. Willis, 2007 OK CIV APP 18, 155 P.3d 845 (affirming Trial Court’s confirmation of PSO’s exercise of its power of eminent domain as correct as a matter of law).
B. Willis, C.P.A., Inc. v. Goodpaster and Public Service Company, 183 F.3d 1231 (10th Cir. 1999) (a successful defense case resulting in a published opinion by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals).
Southern Disposal, Inc. v. Texas Waste Management and the City of Hugo, 161 F.3d 1259 (10th Cir. 1998) (successful anti-trust defense case with a published decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and an unpublished decision by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, certiorari denied by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma).