A Law Firm You Can Trust

Interview with Clyde M. Taylor III

  • What made you want to become a criminal defense attorney? - Growing up, I watched my father defend the accused. I was proud of his work and shocked when I first learned that some people viewed defense attorneys as bad people. As I learned the history of our country, I realized the importance of our criminal justice system in our development as a nation.
  • In your opinion, what sets your firm apart from the rest? - Our Team Defense approach (multiple lawyers on every case) is unique. Many criminal defense lawyers are sole practitioners and don't have the benefit of "two heads are better than one." We also are a perfect balance of an old-school and new-school elements of our practice.
  • Why should someone choose to hire you over a public defender? - Unfortunately, our public defenders are overworked and underpaid. There are many brilliant attorneys that work as public defenders, but the lack of funding makes it impossible for them to provide the individualized attention to each case that our firm provides.
  • What is the first thing you do when you take on a new case? - We evaluate the strength of the State's evidence and investigate the facts to gather evidence that may help strengthen our client's case.
  • How do you view your role in the attorney-client relationship? - As a counselor, educator, and protector. We inform our clients about the process, educate them about their rights, and help them to make the best decision that serves their best interest. This frequently requires educating clients and their families. Ultimately, we have to protect our clients from the government and fight for their freedom.
  • What advice do you most often give your clients & why? - We most frequently advise our clients to exercise their constitutional right to remain silent and to keep their mouth shut.
  • Tell us about a case that you are particularly proud of - All of my cases where my efforts got a person out of jail or prison.
  • Some say that time is of the essence after an arrest – is this true? - Absolutely. Evidence must be gathered as soon as possible and early intervention with law enforcement and the State Attorney can help a favorable outcome.
  • How long have you been representing the criminally accused? - Since I was in law school in 1998. I participated in a clinic with our local public defender's office and were allowed to perform limited functions as interns acting as lawyers.
  • Why should a prospective client choose to work with your firm? - Clients should hire us because they trust us. Just as I would advise my friends and family, clients should hire someone they trust. Our training, experience, work-ethic, practice, and genuine care for our clients are reasons we ask our clients to trust us.

We Come Highly Recommended

  • Definitely will be recommending!

    “After two years of dealing with these charges, we had to hire a lawyer only because the judge told us to. I went with somebody that I knew could handle it. We hired Brad on short notice and he took care of the issues at hand swiftly. So glad it didn't pan out for much longer after we hired him. Definitely will be recommending and referring people to him in the future.”

    Former Client

  • They were aggressive and active in my case

    “My case was handled by Mr. B Waldrop. I genuinely appreciate their professionalism and kindness. They were aggressive and active in my case resulted in a great outcome for me! Thanks to your entire team!!”

    Former Client

  • Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.

    “Brad Waldrop was entirely helpful and efficient in handling my case, I would highly recommend this firm to friends and family. Always quick to return a call and get everything taken care of. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.”

    Former Client

  • Professional, worked efficiently and smoothly!

    “Mr. Taylor was very professional, worked efficiently and smoothly, and ultimately got the job done very seamlessly. In talking, he conveys his experience and relationships in the county innately, and he was able to have my charge dismissed very quickly. I would highly recommend Mr. Taylor if you want your case to be resolved in a smooth and timely manner.”

    Matthew

  • He was extremely professional, intelligent and calming.

    “Excellent outcome in my dui case handled by Bradley Waldrop. He was extremely professional, intelligent and calming (which I desperately needed) during our initial interview and throughout the entire process. He has a great mannerism and assured me he would work hard to get a good resolution to this matter and he came through. I'm extremely grateful of his efforts on my behalf.”

    Former Client

What Sets Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys Apart?

  • Over 78 Years of Combined Experience
  • Federal and State Cases Defended
  • Hundreds of Cases Tried Since 1978
  • Qualified to Handle Death Penalty Cases
  • Aggressive and Result-Driven Representation
  • Thorough and Compassionate Guidance and Legal Advice

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