Carolyn taylor

Carolyn Taylor


San Diego

One America Plaza
600 West Broadway, Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92101
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J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 1992
B.A., The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1983
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., M.D. of North Carolina
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of North Carolina
California State Courts

Carolyn Taylor


Carolyn Taylor's practice, while focusing primarily on the defense of medical devices and pharmaceuticals, includes representing clients in toxic and mass torts. She served as National Coordinating Counsel for a major defendant in the Latex Glove Litigation. Since 2005, Carolyn has served as National and Local Counsel for a generic drug manufacturer in the HRT, Quinine, Reglan and Darvon litigations.

She has defended manufacturers with claims involving products such as oxygen regulators, hip implants, thermal wands, surgical plates and taks, stents, laser devices, pacemakers, pain pumps, cold therapy units, nerve monitoring devices for non-invasive surgical procedures, cardiac monitoring devices, dental instruments, implants and devices used in oral surgery procedures, braces and prosthetic devices.

She has also represented manufacturers and distributors of wheelchair lifts, wheelchairs, food supplements, exercise equipment and recreational equipment.

Carolyn currently serves as the Co-Chair of Clark Hill BOLD - San Diego, the firm's strategy to promote women within the firm, the legal profession, and the business community.


  • "MPP Victorious in Tenth Circuit on Issue of Federal Preemption of Warranty Claims," Email Alert, September 5, 2013
  • ABA Life Sciences Legal Summit, February 27, 2014
  • CLM Annual Conference, March 2015, Panel Presentation
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
Defense Research Institute
American Inns of Court
Practice Areas