Skip to main content
Find a Lawyer

Enter legal issue and location

Ben Taylor - Mesquite, TX

18601 Lyndon B. Johnson FreewaySuite 525, Town East Tower Mesquite, TX 75150

Super Lawyers®


Updated: 05/03/2018

Mesquite Appellate Lawyer


Ben Taylor focuses his practice on appellate proceedings and trial court hearings. Ben was with Fulbright & Jaworski between 1988 and 2014 before joining Ted B. Lyon & Associates in September 2014. He is adept in the appeal of commercial and non-commercial torts, products liability, insurance matters and indemnity issues.

Ben's practice also includes a concentration on procedural issues such as summary judgments and assisting with, and making the record on, the court's charge to a jury...

About Ben Taylor

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Dispute resolution and litigation

Year Joined Firm

  • 2014

Representative Clients

  • Assistance with jury charge record, and also post-verdict and appellate briefing, in multi-death case against trucking company arising out of highway collision between eighteen-wheeler and passenger vehicle; Texas Supreme Court eventually decided trial court abused its discretion, and committed reversible errors, in overruling defense objections and permitting jury to hear illegal immigration evidence, including fact that driver may have misrepresented facts to authorities in order to work in the United States
  • Representation of an oil company in an environmental case involving allegations of fraud in a corporate transaction; briefed and argued on appeal for the oil company, the defendant appellee, and as a result, the court affirmed a judgment on the verdict for the defendant
  • Assistance with jury charge and briefed and argued for the defendant/appellee/conditional cross-appellant in a case involving alleged fraudulent transfers resulting in an affirmed judgment


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Specialties and Certifications

  • Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1992

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas (Appellate Section)
  • State Bar of Texas, 1995 - 2004 (Pattern Jury Charge Committee, General Negligence and Intentional Personal Torts)
  • State Bar of Texas, 2004 - 2006 (Pattern Jury Charge Committee, General Negligence and Intentional Personal Torts, Chair)
  • Dallas Bar Association, 2005 (Appellate Law Section, Chair)
  • Dallas Bar Association, 2004 (Appellate Law Section, Vice-Chair)
  • Dallas Bar Association, 2003 (Appellate Law Section, Secretary)
  • Dallas Bar Association, 2002 (Appellate Law Section, Treasurer)


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas, 1987
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: With Highest Honors
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1984
    Honors: High Honors
    Major: Spanish Literature

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Past Positions

  • Justice William Kilgarlin, Supreme Court of Texas, Briefing Attorney, 1987 - 1988
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, 1988 - 2014

Classes and Seminars

  • Panelist, "Appellate Annual Review: Cases that Matter to Business ? Updates from the Texas Supreme Court," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. CLE Seminar, Houston, Texas, October 2011
  • Panelist, "Trends, Developments and Techniques in Texas Appellate Practice," Dallas Bar Association Appellate Law Section CLE Seminar, Dallas, Texas, August 2007
  • State Bar Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Pattern Jury Charge Conference Presentation, July/August 2007
  • Panelist, "Enhancing Your Appellate Prospects," Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Law Section CLE Seminar, Dallas, Texas, May 2006
  • State Bar Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Pattern Jury Charge Conference Presentation, June/July/August 2003
  • "Trends and Impact of Supreme Court Opinions on Appellate Practitioners," State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, Richardson, Texas, September 2000
  • Appellate Supersedeas Update, Mesquite Bar Association Meeting, Mesquite, Texas, February 2015


Other Sources of Feedback About Ben Taylor

Included on the 2023 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Ben Taylor on Super Lawyers


  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - John Howie Spirit of Mentorship Award, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America - appellate law, Best Lawyers, 2008 - 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year - Dallas appellate practice, Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer - appellate, Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2016
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer - LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2014, 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer - top 100 attorneys in Dallas, Thomson Reuters, 2004
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine, 2003
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine, 2005
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine, 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine, 2018

Video & Photo



Office Information


18601 Lyndon B. Johnson FreewaySuite 525, Town East Tower Mesquite, TX 75150


  • 972-279-3021

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Co-author, "Governor Signs Revised Texas Lawsuit Reform Legislation," Fulbright Alert, May 31, 2011
  • Co-author, "Texas Supreme Court Extends Notice-Prejudice Rule to Advertising Injury Coverage," Fulbright Briefing, January 16, 2008
  • Co-author, "Supreme Court's 5-4 Reversal of $79.5 Million Punitive Damage Award May Have Broad Impact, But Excessiveness of Award Not Addressed," Fulbright Alert, February 20, 2007
  • Co-contributor, "Appellate Law and Practice: 'Not Just the Facts," Legal Resource Guide for the Media, Dallas Bar Association, October 2005
  • "Methodology of a Pattern Jury Charge Committee," The Advocate, State Bar Litigation Section Report, Vol. 31, Summer 2005
  • Co-author, "Jury Charge Under House Bill 4 (impact of House Bill 4, unanimous jurors, State Farm opinions on punitives, Casteel case, exemplary damages)," 27th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Texas, August, September and November 2004
  • Co-author, "Recovery of Contingency Fees After Arthur Andersen vs. Perry Equipment; Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives," Houston Bar Association Seminar, November 1997
  • Co-author, "Court's Charge Update," Professional Development Program: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, June 1995
  • Co-author, "Premises Liability Law Update," Professional Development Program: Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Arising from Premises Liability, State Bar of Texas, April 1988
  • Co-author, "Contribution and Indemnity: Including Mary Carters and Joint and Several Liability," Professional Development Program: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, July/August 1987

Representative Cases

  • Assistance with pre-trial preparations and later court of appeals and Texas Supreme Court merits briefing to defend summary judgment granted in favor of plaintiff health care provider in action against third party administrator to recover on over 600 claims that were not paid timely. As a result, trial court's judgment for health care provider in excess of $3.3 million was affirmed through all appeals.

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our Legal Directory disclaimer. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Write Your Review

Fields marked with an * are required

1. Rating

Overall rating

How would you rate your overall experience with this lawyer?

Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the rating

Please Rate
Optional ratings
Please Rate
Quality Of Service
Please Rate
Professional Competence
Please Rate

2. Review

Please share your opinion of working with this attorney. Do not reveal personal information or details about your case. All submitted reviews are shared with the attorney prior to publishing.

Your feedback must be at least 50 characters.Your review must be at least 50 characters
I would recommend this attorney to friends and family:

3. Verification

Keep my name anonymous from public view:
Customer Type
Please choose one

Please confirm you are not a robot

By submitting this form you agree to receive email communications from FindLaw related to the management of your review.

Privacy Statement Contact Lawyer FAQ

Call us at 866-503-4864

Fields marked with an * are required

Preferred contact method
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this web site is intended to convey general information. It should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. It is not an offer to represent you, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The use of the internet or this contact form for communication is not necessarily a secure environment. Contacting a lawyer or law firm email through this service will not create an attorney-client relationship, and information will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential.

Firm Address

Google Map
18601 Lyndon B. Johnson FreewaySuite 525, Town East Tower Mesquite, TX 75150

Find a Lawyer

More Options