Scott is a founding member and partner of the firm. He represents individuals in personal injury and death cases. Scott is also one of the few Wisconsin attorneys licensed to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims, representing individuals harmed by vaccines. He also practices in the areas of worker’s compensation, nursing home abuse, products liability, and insurance disputes of all types.
Scott has served on the Board of Governors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers) since 2007. He has also served as Wisconsin’s State Delegate to the American Association for Justice. Scott has served in an advisory role to the State of Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance in the areas of property and casualty insurance.
Throughout his career, he has successfully litigated cases in multiple jurisdictions and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients. An example of his recent work is a case on behalf of an injured one-year old boy who contracted Acute Demyelinating Encephalomyelitis, a debilitating disease that attacks the central nervous system, as a result of the administration of a MMR vaccination. Scott litigated a claim on his behalf before the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Court, resulting in a multi-million dollar award that includes compensation for all future medical expenses.
In his free time, Scott competes as a distance runner, having twice qualified for the Boston Marathon (2009 and 2013). He has also run the New York Marathon (2011) and over a dozen half marathons.
- Personal Injury
- Worker’s Compensation
- Insurance Disputes
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Products Liability
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Vaccine Injuries
Marquette University Law School (J.D. 1992) 1992 National American Jurisprudence Award (for Highest Level of Achievement in Regulation of Amateur Athletics); Student Articles Editor, Marquette Sports Law Journal (1991-1992)
University of Central Missouri (B.S. 1989) Political Science (With Honors)
Urban & Taylor S.C. (1999 to present) Principal Shareholder & Co-Founder (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Lucas Wilkoski & Taylor (1996-1999) Partner (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Lucas & Wilkoski (1993 to 1996) Attorney (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Waukesha Court/Circuit Courts (1991 to 1992) Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry G. Snyder, Civil Division (Waukesha, WI)
State of Wisconsin Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C.
National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University (1993 to present); Wisconsin Association for Justice (1995 to present – Board of Governors: 2007 to present); American Association for Justice (1993 to present – State of Wisconsin Delegate: 2009 to present); State Bar of Wisconsin (1992 to present) Litigation Section (1993 to present); National Employee Lawyers Association (2000 to present); Court of Federal Claims Bar Association (2008 to present); Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association (2016 to present); AAJ Vaccine Litigation Group (2016 to present).
University of Central Missouri: Four-year starter and full-scholarship recipient-Intercollegiate Football; Midwestern Intercollegiate Athletic Association All-Conference Honors, 1986-1988; Coalition of Sports Information Directors of America: Academic All-Region Team; 1988-1989.
Board of Directors, University of Central Missouri Alumni and Foundation: Elected in August 2011 to serve a three year term; re-elected for an additional three year term in 2014; Selected as an officer (secretary) in 2016, and will assume the presidency in 2019. The Board is responsible assisting in development and fundraising activities, providing fiduciary care for the assets of the Foundation for the long-term benefit and enhancement of the University, and for advising and recommending programs, services and activities that are of interest and benefit to over 80,000 current University alumni.
State of Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner’s Property and Casualty Insurance Advisory Council: Appointed in April 2009 by Wisconsin Governor James E. Doyle and Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Sean Dilweg to a three year term on the council. Served a three-year term that ended in April 2012.
Chair, State of Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner’s Readability Work Group: Appointed in November 2009 by Wisconsin Governor James E. Doyle and Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Sean Dilweg to chair a special task force designed to advise the Governor and Commissioner regarding proposed administrative rule changes related to the readability of insurance policies.
Member, Governing Committee of the Wisconsin Insurance Plan: (2010-2014) Appointed in November 2010 by Wisconsin Governor James E. Doyle and Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Sean Dilweg. The Plan was created to provide basic property insurance on certain properties rejected for coverage by other insurers.
Board of Governors, Wisconsin Association for Justice: (2007 to present). Elected in January 2007
State Delegate, American Association for Justice: Appointed in February 2009 to a two-year term.
- Scott B. Taylor, The Dog Days of the Dog Bite Statute: A Closer Look at Liability Under Section 174.02 of the Wisconsin Statutes, The Verdict, Fall 1998.
- Post-Judgment Issues: A Taxing Concept, Wisconsin Association for Justice Annual Convention & Seminar, Winter 2003 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin);
- A Trial Lawyer in Federal Court: Navigating Your Way Through Unfamiliar Territory, A Practical Introduction to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Wisconsin Association for Justice Annual Convention & Seminar, Winter 2008 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Significant Federal Cases –Lead Counsel:
- Elem v. Lewandowski, Eastern District of Wisconsin Case Number: 03-C-0502 (successful §1983 civil rights wrongful incarceration case);
- Mahon v. Cyganiak Planning, CNA Insurance Corporation, et al., Eastern District of Wisconsin Case Number: 98-C-0624 (successful remand of ERISA benefits and agent malpractice litigation);
- Miles v. Henry, et al., Eastern District of Wisconsin Case Number: 04-C-1254 (§1983 civil rights excessive force case );
- Schneider v. Sentry, et al., Western District of Wisconsin Case Number: 03-C-0721-S (successful ERISA disability benefits litigation – published decision in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Schneider v. Sentry, et al., 422 F.3d 621 (7th Cir. 2005 ));
- Estate of Watts v. Heine, Eastern District of Wisconsin Case Number: 07-C-0644 (§1983 civil rights 14th Amendment case);
- Simenz v. Amerihome Mortgage Company, Eastern District of Wisconsin Case Number 07-C- 0601, in 2007, (successful motion to remand with attorney fee award based on a state consumer class action case that had been wrongfully removed to federal court);
- Winkelspecht v. Gustave Larson Co., et al., Eastern District of Wisconsin Case Number 10- C-1072, in 2012, (successful summary judgment motion granting relief on the basis of breach of fiduciary duty and equitable estoppel in an ERISA life insurance matter);
- LaSharle Borg v. Shorewest Realtors, Inc., Eastern District of Wisconsin Case Number 11-C- 986, (employment discrimination and retaliation action);
- Tock v. Sec. of Health and Human Services, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Case Number 09-438V (vaccine case, with life care plan);
- Bartsch v. Sec. of Health and Human Services, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Case Number 13-536V (vaccine case, with life care plan).
- Born February 24, 1967 (Lancaster, Ohio: Raised, Columbia, Missouri);
- Resides in Mequon, Wisconsin with his wife, Christine Harris Taylor, Title IX Coordinator at Marquette University, his seventeen-year old daughter, Caroline, and 8-year old Black Labrador, Bunny;
- Avid distance runner and two-time qualifier for the Boston Marathon; completed the Boston Marathon in 2009 and the New York Marathon in 2011;
- Volunteer Special Teams Coach, Riverside University High School varsity football (2016- present);
- Member and general counsel for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin;
- Actively involved in charitable work through professional, church and running organizations such as the Badgerland Striders.