Galveston, Texas 77554
I am a seasoned and competent lawyer with over twenty years experience with business law and civil litigation. I have successfully represented and advised individuals, corporate entities, and boards on business matters, contracts, employment, real estate and litigation matters. I am accountable for my results, manage my time wisely, and accomplish my goals. I enjoy public speaking and communicate effectively with clients, directors, and attorneys.
ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF TAYLOR SCHWAB
Manage Law Office of Taylor Schwab, practice focuses on business law, advising clients on entity formation and corporate guidance on personnel matters, real estate sales and acquisitions, and contracts; business litigation, including race, age and gender discrimination, breach of contract, and real estate litigation handling cases from inception through trial; construction law, representing contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes and litigation; family law, litigating divorces, custody battles and modifications from inception through trial; and criminal law.
Of Counsel, LAW SUZANNE RADCLIFFE, LLP
Advise clients on entity formation and corporate guidance on personnel matters, real estate sales and acquisitions, and contracts; business litigation, including race, age and gender discrimination, breach of contract, and real estate litigation; family law litigation, handling matters from inception through trial including divorces, custody modification, and child support obligations; trusts and estates, probate and elder law; oversee and help develop new attorneys and paralegals.
JANUARY 2000 – DECEMBER 2003
FELONY PROSECUTOR, GALVESTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Represented the State of Texas in prosecuting people accused of felony crimes, met with and prepared expert and fact witnesses for trial; advised, instructed, and provided guidelines to law enforcement and school districts on numerous legal issues; researched, briefed and argued motions and briefs to the trial court, tried dozens of felony trials.
MAY 1994-DECEMBER 1999
ASSOCIATE, MILLS, SHIRLEY, ECKELL AND BASSETT, L.L.P.
Specialized in insurance defense litigation, representing commercial insureds under GCL policies and municipalities from inception through trial, researched, prepared, and argued motions and briefs to the trial court, prepared fact and expert witnesses for depositions and trial, mediated cases; business law, advised, consulted with, and developed for business owners matters surrounding corporate formation, purchase and sales agreements, and personnel matters, litigated contract and employment cases from inception through trial; estate planning and probate.
DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE, CUM LAUDE, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER
-MEMBER OF ORDER OF THE COIF (NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY)
-MEMBER OF ORDER OF THE BARONS (SCHOLASTIC HONOR SOCIETY)
BACHELOR OF ARTS, GOVERNMENT MAJOR, uNIVERSITY OF tEXAS, AUSTIN
Communication and public speaking
Flexibility and adaptability
-Member, Galveston County Bar Association
-Director, Lake Como Club, Inc. (Galveston Country Club), provide policies and procedures for the Galveston Country Club and its facilities; preside over the expansion of the pavilion, dining room, and executive offices.
-Former Trustee, Moody Permanent Endowment Fund (“P.E.F promoted polices consistent with P.E.F.’s mission and oversaw operations of the multi-million dollar foundation, developed policies and procedures for grant applications that ensured grants were compatible with and complemented the P.E.F.’s mission, provided funding oversight.
-Member of Investment Committee, Moody Permanent Endowment Fund (“P.E.F established policies and guidelines for investing foundation’s principal, advanced committee’s goal of increasing foundation’s corpus while simultaneously increasing annual charitable grants to local, state, and international causes; provided strategic and long term investment guidance to board of directors.
-Former Member, Galveston Charter Review Committee, reviewed and analyzed the City of Galveston’s Charter, collaborated with other members, successfully created and proposed revisions and amendments of city charter to the Galveston City Council.
-Former President, Galveston County Community Action Council (“G.C.C.A.C successfully presided over the board that governed the G.C.C.A.C., a non-profit that ran and coordinated the County’s multi-million dollar Head Start Program and facilitated Community Development Block Grants. Increased the number of Head Start facilities in the County.