About attorney/mediator Robert J. Taylor


 

robert and boston

Robert J. Taylor and his dog, Boston.

 

About Robert J. Taylor

Taylor Law & Mediation PLLC attorney and mediator Robert J. Taylor moved to Mountain Home, Idaho, in 1993.

In addition to practicing law, Robert also serves as an engineer officer in the Idaho Army National Guard. Prior to commissioning in 2008, he spent six years as a paralegal specialist for the Idaho Army National Guard.

Robert graduated from Mountain Home High School in 2002 and attended the College of Southern Idaho. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in public relations, a master’s in  sports administration from American Military University and a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law.

Before going to law school, Robert worked as a reporter at the Mountain Home News. He was the assistant adviser for the University of Idaho’s student media department while in law school and has won four Idaho Press Club awards for his work as a journalist.

Robert is the only attorney in Mountain Home that focuses primary on divorce/family law issues. He also capable of practicing criminal defense and completing wills for clients.

As a former “Air Force brat,” company commander and military paralegal specialist, he is well prepared to meet the needs of Mountain Home’s large Air Force community.

He spends the majority of his free time with his dog, Boston, and can be reached at 208.587.3294 or robert@taylorlm.com.

EDUCATION

University of Idaho College of Law: Juris Doctor. May 2013
American Military University of Idaho: M.S. Sports Management, May 2009
University of Idaho:  B.S. Public Relations, December 2007
College of Southern Idaho: A.A. Criminal Justice Administration, July 2005

MILITARY EDUCATION

Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course (August 2013)
Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course  (September 2009 – January 2010)
Basic Officer Leadership Course  August (2009 – September 2009)
Officer Candidate School (February 2007 – September 2008)
Paralegal Specialist Training Course (August 2002 – November 2002)
Basic Combat Training (June 2002 – August 2002)

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2015-17
Officer Candidate School, Idaho Army National Guard, 2007-2008
University of Idaho Advertising Club, Vice President 2006-2007
Idaho Leadership Education and Development Program, 2006-2007

HONORS AND AWARDS

Idaho Army National Guard
2015 LTC Clinton R. Taylor Integrity in Leadership Award
2014 145th Brigade Support Battalion Born of Pride Excellence Award (126th Engineer Company)
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, 2014
Honor Graduate, Captain’s Career Course, 2013
Army Commendation Medal, 2006, 2014

University of Idaho, College of Law
Dean’s List Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012
Pro Bono Service With Distinction
The crit, associate editor (www.thecritui.com),  August 2011 – May 2013

Columnist, Argonaut            August 2010 – May 2011
Idaho Press Club, third place, magazine column, 2010
Idaho Press Club, third place, student column, 2011                                                                               

Mountain Home News
Idaho Press Club, Rookie of the Year, second place, weekly newspapers, 2009

University of Idaho, undergraduate
Idaho Press Club, second place, student column, 2007
Alumni Award for Excellence, 2007
Dean’s List, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007
Outstanding Junior Award, 2007
Idaho Leadership Certificate, 2007
Faculty Council Representative, Associated Students of the University of Idaho

College of Southern Idaho
President’s List, College of Southern Idaho, 2003, 2004

SCHOLARSHIP ACCOMPLISHMETS

Invited Presentation:  Tallent, R.J. & Taylor, R.J. “Shield Laws Up in Indian Country.” Washington State University Indigenous People’s Symposium April 18, 2015.

Author, The crit, Winter 2012 Edition: The Value of Critical Legal Studies in the Legal Education System