Taylor Makson

Associate

overview

Taylor Makson is an associate in the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. She excels navigating the parameters of the law to achieve her clients’ goals, mapping creative strategies, crafting arguments, and collaborating with clients and colleagues across the firm.

As litigation can be a daunting situation for her clients, Taylor takes pride in demystifying the legal process and, if possible, negotiating dispute resolution prior to trial or even before filing a complaint. At the beginning of a matter, she listens to clients describe the issues and their objectives, then devises a strategy that she believes may help them achieve that end. “I strive to be realistic with clients about their desires and how the judge or jury may assess the circumstances. Managing expectations is essential to my practice.”

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education

Boston College Law School, cum laude, J.D.

Boston College, Bachelor of Arts

admissions

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Massachusetts

honors & awards

Scott Harshbarger Award of Public Service

Public Interest Designation Fellow at Boston College Law School

experience

  • Conducting evidentiary motions, bench trials, and jury trials
  • Analyzing juror questionnaires to select an impartial jury
  • Utilizing both paper exhibits and physical evidence before a jury to persuasively prove the case
  • Preparing and arguing dangerousness hearings in both district and superior court, for defendants who cannot abide by conditions of release
  • Examining mental health and medical records to find supporting evidence for varying purposes, such as supporting our client’s allegations, for civil commitment hearings, and evaluating the criminal responsibility of the defendant
  • In mental health court, Taylor collaborates with community partners to determine the best probationary and treatment plan for defendants
  • Preparing briefs and arguing before the Massachusetts Appeals Court

memberships

Boston Bar Association

Women’s Bar Association