Taylor B. Lewis

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Taylor Lewis is a trial lawyer who defends professionals, hospitals, public entities, and business clients in Oregon state and federal courts.  In addition to his trial court practice, Taylor represents clients in the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court and defends medical professions in licensing board matters.  Taylor has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a peer reviewed designation that goes to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state.

Law Practice Continued

Before joining Hart Wagner, Taylor worked for an employment defense firm representing insurers and employers in workers’ compensation, OSHA, and employment matters.  Prior to that, Taylor served as a Special Prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office where he represented the State of Oregon in various criminal trials and hearings.

Taylor graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2016 where he served as an editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review.  During this time, Taylor also represented Lewis & Clark as a member of its mock trial team which competed in a regional competition against other top law schools.  Taylor gained additional litigation experience during law school as a law clerk for a prominent Portland litigation firm and as an extern for the Honorable Henry C. Breithaupt of the Oregon Tax Court.

Representative Cases
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital and pediatric urologist following a four-day jury trial.
  • Drafted the appellate brief that led to reversal of a wrongly decided Family Abuse Prevention Act case that had made it difficult for abuse victims to renew restraining orders.
  • Obtained dismissal in arbitration of a medical negligence claim against a dialysis provider.
  • Obtained dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit against an Oregon plastic surgeon.
  • Obtained summary judgment against plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit against an Oregon plastic surgeon and the surgeon’s clinic.
  • Prevailing on a motion for summary judgment in defense of a $700,000 medical malpractice claim.
  • Briefed successful anti-SLAPP motion leading to dismissal of the plaintiff’s defamation lawsuit.

Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D., 2016

Walla Walla University
B.A., History, 2013


Hart Wagner LLP
Partner, January 2022 – Present
Associate Attorney
, February 2018 – December 2021

Cummins, Goodman, Denley & Vickers, PC
Litigation Associate, February 2017 – January 2018

Haglund Kelley, LLP
Contract Attorney/Law Clerk, May 2015 – April 2016; February 2017

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
Special Prosecutor, September 2016 – January 2017

Oregon Tax Court
Extern to the Honorable Henry C. Breithaupt, May 2014 – August 2014


Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Court
U.S. District Court:  District of Oregon

Awards and Recognition

Oregon Super Lawyers

Rising Star, 2023
Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense

Professional Activities and Associations

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Owen M. Panner Inn of Court