Bernard Taylor, Sr.

Practicing In: Georgia
Member Since: 2023


Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services (JAMS)
1201 W. Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 2650
Atlanta, GA 30309


Bernard Taylor, Sr., Esq. demonstrates skill and leadership every step of the way during the ne;tiation process. He has a proven track record in resolving complex litigation and millions of dollars in claims across the U.S. Relying upon a legal career spanning almost 40 years, Mr. Taylor serves as a mediator and arbitrator at JAMS focusing on business commercial, class action, mass torts, personal injury and products liability disputes.
Prior to joining JAMS, Mr. Taylor was chair of Alston & Bird’s Management Committee and the firm’s Products Liability Group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Before his legal career, Mr. Taylor was a Detroit police investigator involved in federal and state criminal investigations. He has participated in the resolution of civil rights disputes related to claims of racial discrimination alleged against various corporate clients and including a professional sports team. He was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Products Liability Litigation – Defendants in Atlanta by Best Lawyers® in 2017. He is also listed in Best Lawyers® for several practice areas, as well as in Super Lawyers.

Education / Training

Attorney, Alston & Bird, 1982–2020
Partner, 1990–2020
Police Officer, Detroit Police Department, 1970–1979
Supervisor, Covert Operations Group, 1975-1979
J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1982
Bennett Douglas Bell Memorial Prize Award
B.A., Wayne State University, 1979

Types of Cases Mediated