Amanda Taylor

amanda taylor - Attorney at law

Amanda Taylor

Attorney at Law

Phone: (602) 792-5714
Fax: (602) 792-5710
ataylor@gbmlawpc.com

Amanda Taylor is a senior associate and has extensive experience handling complex insurance coverage, employment litigation, construction defect, contract issues, and general civil litigation.  Amanda’s insurance coverage practice involves representing insurance companies in defense of insurance bad faith claims.  She works tirelessly to protect and advocate for her clients.  Amanda’s most recent trial resulted in a defense verdict as well as an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for her insurance company client.

In addition to insurance coverage litigation, a significant portion of Amanda’s practice includes employment litigation.  She defends and represents municipalities and their agents from discrimination-based claims.  Amanda may become involved in the employment claims as early as the administrative claim phase or once litigation has been filed.  She has aggressively represented her clients at mediation, arbitration, trial, state and federal Courts of Appeals, as well as the Arizona Supreme Court.

Amanda takes great pride in cultivating relationships with not only her clients, but also with experts, co-counsel, and others in the legal field.  As a result, Amanda is highly regarded within the legal community.  Amanda is honored to be recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of insurance coverage continuously since 2014.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and dancing.

Education

  • J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Eastern Illinois University, 2002

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Awards and Recognition

  • Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014 – 2016

Community Involvement

  • Wills for Heroes, 2006-2007
  • Project Salute, present

Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2010

Representative Court Decisions

  • Delicious Deliveries Phoenix, Inc. v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co. (Maricopa County Case No. CV2011-021795) – Represented insurance company against claimant for employee theft and business interruption insurance claims. Plaintiffs alleged millions of dollars in damages; five day trial. Defense verdict.
  • Guido and Rankin v. Mt. Lemmon Fire District (District of Arizona Case No. CIV 13-216-TUC-JAS) – Represented fire district in employment discrimination litigation. Plaintiffs alleged wrongful termination based on age. Prevailed on summary judgment.
Amanda Taylor February 8, 2013

Arizona

Phone: 602-792-5700 / Fax: 602-792-5710

E-mail: info@gbmlawpc.com

1850 N. Central Ave. Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ  85004