Marie Taylor, Criminal Defense Attorney
Marie Taylor grew up in West Bloomfield, Michigan, before relocating to the Sunshine state for good. Marie graduated summa cum laude from Flagler College, where she was a four-year student athlete and senior captain of her NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball team. Marie’s competitive drive led her to success in law school at Florida Internal University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude with honors. Throughout her law school career, Marie served as an Editor of the FIU Law Review, interned with a Federal Judge in the Southern District of Florida, and fulfilled summer law clerk roles with both the Broward County Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the General Counsel for FIU.
Marie chose to begin her Attorney career defending the rights of the indigent and accused with Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. There, Marie took over twenty jury trials to verdict. Marie has tried cases with charges ranging from criminal traffic allegations of Reckless Driving, DUI, and DWLS, to serious felony allegations, such as Burglary, Aggravated Assault, False Imprisonment,, First-Degree Murder, Lewd or Lascivious Battery, and Capital Sexual Battery. Marie also has expertise in filing petitions for extraordinary writs on behalf of incarcerated clients. She has written appeals at the Circuit Court, District Court, and Florida Supreme Court levels.
Marie transitioned into private practice after receiving an opportunity to litigate civil and commercial disputes on behalf of businesses, property owners, and financial institutions with a real estate firm in Tampa, She successfully defended defamation and fraud claims and resolved federal forfeiture and eminent domain issues. Marie also asserted plaintiff’s claims related to governmental abuse of property rights and civil rights violations.
Marie has developed a reputation for being a relentless and resourceful advocate for her clients. She prides herself on providing top of the line representation to each client through her vigorous work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL
Degree: Juris Doctor, 2017
Honors: Cum Laude
Flagler College, Saint Augustine, FL
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, 2014
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major: Phycology and Pre-Law Minor
The Florida Bar
U.S. District of Court for the Middle District of Florida
Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pinellas County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors 2021
Here’s What Marie’s Clients Have to Say:
Attorney Marie Taylor is the BEST! If you need legal counseling of any situation you’re facing and really unsure of what to do, please call for Attorney Marie Taylor.. she helped me with my situation and got it dismissed!! She is so patient, knowledgeable, understanding and very responsive!! Thank you! View it