Taylor A. Cates

Taylor A. Cates

Thursday May 19th

Taylor Cates’s practice includes an array of litigation matters in both state and federal courts, including commercial litigation, securities litigation, tort claims, & real property disputes. He also represents clients in intellectual property matters, including trademark and copyright infringement litigation and the protection of intellectual property rights.

Background

Taylor has been a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics, developments in media and defamation law, and trial practice and procedure. Mr. Cates joined the firm in 2002, after having practiced with a litigation firm in Nashville for several years upon his graduation from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

 

Practice Areas

Commercial and Business Litigation

Insurance Litigation and Coverage

Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media Law

Education
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
    1999

  • B.A., University of Virginia
    1996

Professional Activities and Honors
  • Leo Bearman Sr. Chapter of American Inn of Court
    2006-2008

  • Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum
    2005-2006

  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law
    2009

  • Board of Directors; Memphis Interfaith Hospitality Network
    2005-2010

  • Board of Directors; Christ Methodist Day School
    2011-2014

  • Selected to the Mid-South Rising Stars list in the area of Business Litigation
    2010-2014