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

  • Best Lawyer Ever!

    “Mr. Waldrop did amazing, he got me results I wasn’t even thinking was possible! I was definitely blessed! He went above and beyond, to make sure my case was worked out!”

    Former Client

  • It was like I knew him for years. I left that consultation knowing I was with the right attorney.

    “When I first contacted Mr. Taylor, I was about 8 1/2 years into a legal battle with my former wife. The divorce was final in 2013 but my former wife continued to push for more with court appearances and appeals. At my consultation, Mr. Taylor was already as well prepared as I could have hoped for. I honestly felt more at peace about things than I had in years. When we first started talking, I felt he was wanting to get to know me which I believed was very important to him. When we started talking about the case, he shared his thoughts about the history as he saw it, explained what his approach was going to be, and asked me if I was OK with how he wanted to proceed. I appreciated how much time he obviously spent preparing for my consultation and how he wanted to be sure I was comfortable, and confident, in how he wanted to handle the case. The whole time, I never felt I was talking to an attorney and that it was business only. It was like I knew him for years. I left that consultation knowing I was with the right attorney. Within a year, it was over. The only reason it took that long was the time the court took but I was confident it would end once he submitted our response. Mr. Taylor is a great, knowledgeable attorney, that cares about one thing, and that is his clients. Very personable man that made me feel at ease, always communicating everything in ways I could understand and always asking my input. Everything about my experience was awesome, I can never say thanks enough for what this firm did for me. I can't leave out Jess Hardy. She's a great part of this law firm.”

    Former Client

  • Would recommend his services highly.

    “Mr Waldrop handled a case for me that worked out to my advantage. He was very involved and a great communicator. Would recommend his services highly.”

    Edward W.

  • I highly recommend him and his team!

    “Brad Waldrop was very quick to help me with my case and was eager to answer any questions I had. I was kept updated on everything in a professional yet friendly manner. I highly recommend him and his team.”

    Ryder P.

  • I couldn't have asked for a better attorney!

    “Clyde is the real deal and gets the job done efficiently and effectively. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to take care of business. Very diligent and super knowledgeable. Trusted him and he delivered. A+ all the way!”

    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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