Attorney, Taylor English Duma LLP
Why Cobb County? I moved to Marietta in 1999 after graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. After growing up in Southern California and moving to Macon in 1995, Marietta seemed like a perfect fit. The many rich and diverse cultures that infiltrate metro Atlanta reminded me of Southern California, yet Marietta had a homey, welcoming feel. Oh, and I just love the trees!
What do you do? I am a business litigation lawyer, which means I get hired whenever there is a dispute between parties. I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Upon graduating from law school, I used my accounting degree to bridge my knowledge to the many facets of legal disputes that arise in the context of business. After practicing for 10 years at a Marietta law firm and becoming partner, I came to Taylor English Duma LLP (“Taylor English”) in 2010 because of the deep commitment of the firm founders to provide excellent legal service to clients in the changing legal market. Taylor English not only attracted top talent from downtown firms, it was, and remains, committed to providing a well-rounded work environment to those juggling a career and family.
Why Taylor English? Taylor English is the largest law firm in Cobb County with approximately 120 lawyers and one of the fastest growing firms (and 100 fastest growing private companies) in the metro Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. We are proud to make Cobb County our home and believe that our pro-business environment is an essential element to our success. In an era when certainty in legal cost has become essential for being a successful business, we choose to be aggressive, entrepreneurial, innovative and forward thinking when it comes to legal services. Moreover, we choose to remain committed to being a full-service, business-oriented law firm, built for the client and to service the client through experienced attorneys, whatever the need.
What does your work day entail? My current practice has grown and expanded to represent clients in the manufacturing, service and financial sector, and all issues that arise in the context of day-to-day business: employees, shareholders, other businesses, customers and suppliers to name a few. My approach to any legal dispute is simple: listen to the client, ask questions, prepare and communicate with the client and opposing counsel. I take my role as “counselor” seriously. I readily accept and know that my clients will look to me not only for expertise but for advice and to help understand what happens as legal matters work their way through our courts.
Leisure Time: In addition to practicing law, I am a wife and mother of two beautiful, sweet daughters. I am also an avid CrossFitter and ultra-marathon trail runner. I believe it’s important to show my girls that exercise and eating right is a habit for life. A couple of evenings during the week, I coach a CrossFit class for kids at CrossFit East Cobb. On the weekends, I can be found running the trails with my Border Collie pup at Cobb County’s own Sope Creek Trails down by the Chattahoochee River. It’s a beautiful life here in Cobb.
1600 Parkwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30339