Taylor Rayfield is a highly strategic and effective trial lawyer who has helped obtain many verdicts and settlements for cases involving products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, business torts and legal malpractice.
Most recently, Taylor secured a $1.75 million settlement for a high school wrestler who was molested by a longtime Torrance High School computer teacher hired to run the campus’ wrestling program from 2013 to 2015. Thomas Snider was sentenced to 69 years-to-life in prison for lewd acts involving children and child molestation.
Playing a key role at trial, Taylor won a hard-fought victory against a California ski resort for a woman paralyzed in a skiing accident. The jury awarded the plaintiff a gross verdict of $22 million against Mountain High Resort.
Taylor also helped obtain a $1.4 million jury verdict in a personal injury lawsuit against a San Diego production company for failing to maintain the safety of its studio. The case involved Hollywood actress Tippi Hedren, who suffered significant injuries after a large amount of water fell 20 feet from the ceiling onto her head due to a faulty roof.
In another heavily contested case, Taylor assisted in securing a $6.3 million settlement for a 14-year-old girl who was badly burned by a defective product at a family barbeque. The lawsuit revealed a widespread danger after reports of more than 23 burn injuries from these unsafe products across the country.
Taylor attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration. She also played varsity volleyball and broke UNC and NCAA records in 2005. She then attended Loyola Law School where she earned her J.D.
Taylor is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California and Member of the Board of Governors for The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA”). Taylor has served for several years as co-chair of the annual Las Vegas CAALA convention which involves compiling topics, securing speakers and moderating numerous MCLE sessions. Taylor is also on both the education committee and the new-member outreach committee. She is also a member of the State Bar of California as well as admitted to the U.S. District Court Central District of California. She has also made the 2018 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars Top 50 women & Top 100 lists.