Taylor J. Askew

An associate in Waller’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, Taylor Askew is respected by peers, colleagues and clients as a skilled and energetic attorney and a valuable asset to litigation teams. Taylor’s deep and detailed knowledge of cases has benefited clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, financial services and other industries. The consummate team player, Taylor balances zealous advocacy with the strategic objectives intertwined in complex civil litigation and commercial disputes. Taylor’s experience includes representing an international manufacturer in the interpretation and  enforcement of a stock options grant and assisting a client in its bid protest of a government procurement contract award. Additionally, he has assisted clients in commercial real estate disputes and eminent domain matters and arbitration proceedings. Taylor is also a member of the Waller team representing a medical liability insurance company in malpractice cases involving physicians, healthcare facilities and other providers. A former collegiate athlete, Taylor represents professional sports franchises with contract, employment and compliance issues and disputes.

Taylor was named by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a member of the 2017 class of Nashville’s top 30 under 30, an annual recognition honoring some of Nashville’s most active young professionals and philanthropists younger than 30.



  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations

Prior Affiliations

  • Intern, Senator Lamar Alexander, 2011


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2014
    • Recipient, UT College of Law ESPN Scholarship
    • Member, Moot Court Board, 2012-2013
    • President, Sword & Scales  social outreach and networking fraternity
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Tennessee Technological University, Political Science, 2010
    • ESPN/Co-Sida Academic All-American 2009-2010
    • Political Science Senior Award
    • Ohio Valley Conference Medal of Honor, 2007-2010

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Up Close

Taylor is a second-generation Springsteen fan who has seen The Boss perform seven times, including once while working as a security guard at Bonnaroo in 2009. Taylor started 22 consecutive games on Tennessee Tech’s offensive line to close out his athletic career