R. Taylor Abbot, Jr. is a 55 year-old litigator with sterling credentials and broad experience. In early February, Mr. Abbot joined the firm to help lead litigation in complex pattern and practice and consumer protection lawsuits the firm is filing and has pending against termite companies across the country.
Martindale-Hubbell is the oldest lawyer rating service in America. The ratings are …respected in the legal community because they are based on anonymous reviews provided by other lawyers and judges who know about the lawyer’s skill and ethics. Mr. Abbot has for many years enjoyed the highest possible rating from peers and clients – “AV Preeminent” compounded by a perfect score of 5.0 of 5.0 available points.
Campbell Law PC principal, Tom Campbell, says, “I could not be more pleased to have Taylor use his immense talents on behalf of our clients and to have his help mentoring and training our promising younger lawyers. I have known him for 25 years and I am humbled that he was willing to join us. We now have an even deeper bench from which to draw upon for our clients.” Along with Keiron McGowin, the firm now has three lawyers with substantial experience trying a large number of cases from all different backgrounds. “Mr. McGowin brings the perspective of a hard-nosed prosecutor while Taylor spent decades representing some of the country’s top companies and governmental entities,” according to Campbell.
Mr. Abbot was born in Mobile, Alabama and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Following graduation from Indian Springs School in Shelby County, Mr. Abbot attended and graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. degree in Political Science. From there, Mr. Abbot attended law school at Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, where he received his J.D. degree in 1986. Mr. Abbot was a writer for the Law Review of Washington & Lee University School of Law.
Mr. Abbot returned to practice law in Birmingham at Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal. He was made partner in 1992. At Cabaniss, he practiced primarily labor and employment law litigation in Federal and State courts. He left Cabaniss in 2002 and subsequently worked for firms, most recently Zarzaur & Schwartz, P.C., at which he tried a host of cases. Throughout his career, Mr. Abbot acquired a broad range of trial and litigation experience in all phases of the lawsuit process.
In 2016, Mr. Abbot transitioned to a career at Campbell Law, PC, where he hopes to apply his litigation skills and experience to the service of the citizens throughout the country who are in need of an advocate to protect their rights and protect their family’s financial security.