by Justin R. Gobert
Taylor Wilson has earned a reputation for being a force that makes things happen. If there is something that needs to be done, Taylor executes it to perfection.
Taylor is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended undergrad at Pepperdine University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and received her law degree from Notre Dame. Taylor is licensed to practice in both Oklahoma and Texas and is currently a Partner at Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, P.C., where she practices corporate law and business litigation.
She started her career in Oklahoma, but made her way to Texas a little over five years ago. Upon moving, she became active in DAYL as a member of the Animal Welfare Committee and the DAYL kickball team, Ballable Hours, where she was the MVP of many games during the team’s back-to-back league championships. Taylor went on to join the 2015 Leadership Class during which time she served as the Facilities Chair of the class project, Bridge Bash. The Bridge Bash raised over $50,000 for the Communities in School’s Ketchup Saturday Program, a record among DAYL leadership class projects. Taylor’s leadership on that project was instrumental in making it the success that it was.
While working in-house, she joined the Young In-House Committee as a co-chair where she has planned multiple successful events, including CLEs and socials. The In-House Committee has seen an increase in the the number of events they host as a result of Taylor being the driving force behind the committee’s work. She recently expanded her responsibilities within DAYL by becoming a co-chair of the CLE Committee. Taylor is also a DAYL Foundation Fellow, where she serves as a member of the Grants Committee. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Taylor is a loyal member of her DAYL softball league team, the Substantial Performers f/k/a Fish Sticks.
Taylor’s involvement in the community doesn’t stop with DAYL. She is also a small group advisor in the Dallas Bar Association’s Transition to Law Practice Program, as well as a member of Attorneys Serving the Community and Dallas Women Lawyers Association. She is also extremely active in the Notre Dame Club of Dallas, currently serving as the Vice-President of that organization and set to be the president in 2021. She also received the 2017 Board of Directors Service Award for Young Alumni from the Club.
In her free time, Taylor enjoys all things Notre Dame, the St. Louis Cardinals, reading (she is in three book clubs), and traveling. She recently returned from a trip to Portugal and has trips planned to Peru and Dublin (to watch her Fighting Irish football team play Navy) in 2020. Her favorite places she has visited include Florence, Italy, Iceland, and the south of France.
From her work on the Bridge Bash, to the In-House Committee, to her award-winning service to the Notre Dame Club of Dallas, Taylor continuously proves that when she is involved, great things happen. DAYL is better because of her continued leadership. For these reasons, Taylor Wilson is this month’s One to Watch.