Taylor H. M. Fouser
Taylor is a trial lawyer who represents health care facilities, insurance companies and professionals involved in litigation ranging from malpractice to tort and complex business litigation.
Taylor has an unceasing inner drive to continue to learn and to stay up to date with the latest legal trends, which allows him to see the big picture, effectively assess the risk and develop a sound strategy to best assist his clients. These qualities are what makes Taylor such an effective lawyer in both the courtroom and in settlement negotiations.
Taylor has obtained several jury verdicts in favor of his client, secured favorable settlement awards in over 50 cases through various forms of alternative dispute resolution, and has utilized motion practice to dismiss cases. In post-trial interviews with jurors, they have told him that he has an ability to connect with them through his impressive use of technology, his ability to present evidence in a clear and compelling manner, and his civility in the courtroom. Despite the general idea that the jury trial is a vanishing art, Taylor continues to believe the trial process is the ultimate means of dispute resolution and prepares every case as if it were going to trial. His notable jury trial experience includes medical malpractice, a million-dollar claim for traumatic brain injury, as well as other automobile accident claims claiming permanent injuries. Taylor is also a graduate of the Idaho State Bar’s Trial Skills Academy.
Taylor’s prior legal experience includes:
- Working as a staff attorney for the Honorable Patrick H. Owen (retired), Idaho Fourth Judicial District Court, where he helped assist in drafting judicial opinions, observed countless hours of courtroom argument and trial, and developed a deep appreciation for the hard work done by judges and their staff.
- Serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Edward J. Lodge, United States District Court for the District of Idaho, where he worked on federal court case opinions and honed his writing under the tutelage of experienced judicial clerks and judges. Judge Lodge is Idaho’s longest-serving judge who has since taken senior status.
- Interning in the corporate law practice of McDermott & Associates, Solicitors while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland.
Taylor’s pro bono work includes representation of Guardians ad Litems who serve as volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in cases of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
Leadership Committee Member, Access to Justice Idaho
Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
Idaho Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Member
Idaho State Bar (ISB) Health section, Member
- Co-Author: “The Case for Expert Affidavit of Merit Requirements in Medical Malpractice Cases,” Idaho Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) newsletter, pg. 3 (Winter 2021)
- Author, “Idaho Needs More Civil Trial Lawyers,” The Advocate, Vol. 63, Issue 8, pg. 20-23 (August 2020)
- CLE: “Deal or No Deal: Enforcing Settlement Agreements,” Idaho Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) annual meeting, McCall, Idaho (September 2019)
- Taylor played on approximately 60 different intramural teams during undergraduate and graduate schools. including: soccer, basketball, volleyball, broomball, ultimate Frisbee, and quidditch.
- When he was 6 years old, Taylor’s patience paid off and after two days of waiting outside the Today Show, he was finally interviewed by Al Roker.
- He is the only person in his family with red hair.
In 2004, Taylor was ranked in the top 55 in the world in the FIFA Soccer video game…he has since retired.
- Boston University Questrom School of Business, B.S.B.A.
- University of Idaho College of Law, J.D.
- Member, University of Idaho College of Law National Moot Court Team and his team received the “Best Brief” award
- Participant, McNichols Moot Court Competition