Matthew Taylor, General Counsel

Matthew A. Taylor,
General Counsel

Matthew A. Taylor joined the Office of General Counsel in August 2017. Prior to joining the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Matthew served as General Counsel at Jackson State University for three years. Prior to his work in higher education, Mr. Taylor managed a law firm he founded with two other attorneys focusing on corporate and litigation practice as well as serving as a civil litigation attorney.  He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi. He is also a 2005 graduate of Stanford University’s International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy.

Mr. Taylor has been recognized with a top rating for ethics and professional ability by Martindale-Hubbell, an organization founded in 1868 to coordinate peer-review attorney evaluations. His other duties include collaborating with counterparts at other institutions within the University System of Maryland as well as the state of the Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General, which has an education division that serves as the legal representative for state institutions of higher education, including the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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