William J. Taylor grew up in California and practiced law in Nevada for 14 years before moving to Knoxville in 2008. He has 16 years of valuable legal experience to apply to your legal problems. He has worked in prosecution, defense, and corporate law. He is a member of the Tennessee and Nevada Bar Associations and licensed to practice in both states. He is fluent in Russian and has lived and studied abroad, most of the time at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, where he studied legal ethics and international legal relations.

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Knoxville DUI / DWI AttorneyTennessee has some of the most severe DUI penalties in the country. Driving under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs or prescription drugs is punishable as follows:

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First offense: Driver’s license revoked for one year. The mandatory minimum sentence is 48 hours in jail, or 7 days if blood alcohol concentration is 20% or higher.

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Second offense: Mandatory 45-day jail sentence. Minimum
fine of $600.

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Third offense: Mandatory 120-day jail sentence. Minimum fine of $1100.

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Fourth offense: Felony DUI.
Minimum 150-day jail sentence. Minimum fine of $300



Are you facing criminal charges and need a good defense attorney? If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime and face the possibility of going to jail, you already understand the seriousness of your situation. When faced with a serious criminal charge, you’ll need an attorney who will treat your case with equal severity: an attorney that understands what hangs in the balance for you and your family.

William J. Taylor is an experienced criminal defense attorney who will treat your case with the seriousness it deserves.


Car wreck? Slip and fall? Product Liability? Wrongful Death? If you or someone you love is injured or killed due to someone else’s carelessness, it is important to take some initial steps toward making sure your injury claim can be settled fairly and as quickly as possible.

Auto Accidents

Have you been hurt in an auto accident? Do you need an attorney? William J. Taylor can help! As a former insurance defense attorney, William Taylor represented individuals, corporations and groups who were civil defendants, alleged to have caused an accident.

Slip & Fall

As a former defense attorney for numerous insurance companies who defended property owners, landlords, and homeowners, William J. Taylor understands what is needed to successfully litigate and negotiate premises liability cases.

Wrongful Death

If you are dealing with the wrongful death of a relative or friend, you are undoubtedly going through the most gut-wrenching time of your life. William J. Taylor, as the former Managing Trial Attorney for a major American insurance company, has litigated wrongful death cases involving both children and the elderly.

Dram Shop Litigation

In Tennesssee, it's a crime to provide alcoholic beverages to minors. It's also a crime to provide alcoholic beverages to the visibly or obviously intoxicated. If you were injured by anyone who was served alcohol and was obviously intoxicated at the time, you may be entitled to recovery from the bar, restaurant or other person who provided such alcohol.

Product Liability

If you or a loved one may have been the victim of a poorly manufactured product that was harmful or injurious in some way, or if you have questions or need additional infomation, call William J. Taylor today.


William J. Taylor is Knoxville’s top choice for an Adoption Attorney. If you have questions about adopting the child of a spouse or a child in foster care, or if you need advice about your ability to obtain visitation rights concerning the adopted child of a spouse whom you’re divorcing, call William J. Taylor to discuss your case. His familiarity with Tennessee adoption laws and procedures can provide you with a clear understanding of the steps involved with StepParent Adoption, Foster Care Adoption, or Agency Adoption.




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