Taylor Akerblom is a litigation associate in the Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice. He represents clients from a wide range of industries in complex, high-stakes litigation.
Taylor has represented clients in a variety of contentious matters at jury and non-jury trials, appeals, binding arbitration, and mediation. His experience includes a broad range of disputes, including consumer class actions, contract disputes, business torts, bankruptcy actions, trust and probate claims, and employment claims. Taylor zealously advocates for his clients and has achieved significant results that further their business interests.
Taylor is also committed to pro bono work and has represented individuals and non-profits in matters involving racial and gender equality, education reform, sentencing reform, and ending child-marriage in the United States.
Bars and Courts
California State Bar
US District Court for the Central District of California
Represented a technology company in appellate action involving a novel legal issue concerning the scope of arbitrators' authority to compel non-parties to respond to discovery. Obtained reversal of two adverse superior court orders in opinion certified for publication with significant impact on discovery procedure in California arbitrations.
Represented a telecommunications company in post jury trial motion practice after replacing trial counsel. Obtained judgment notwithstanding the verdict in favor of client overturning significant damages awarded by the jury to the plaintiff. Affirmed on appeal.
Represented a high-profile client in a cross-border trust and probate dispute spanning multiple actions in California and Chile. Obtained settlement on behalf of client.
Working alongside a non-profit, contributed to legislative reform that resulted in the end of child-marriage in Minnesota.
Represented a pet food manufacturer in a putative class action filed in federal court in California. Obtained dismissal of plaintiffs' claims.
Represented a television production company and its principals in a complex business dispute in California state court. Obtained settlement on behalf of clients.
Represented an infant formula manufacturer in the defense of wrongful death claims in federal court in California. Obtained dismissal with prejudice of plaintiffs' claims.
In a jury trial, successfully defended a high-profile client against wrongful termination claims brought by a plaintiff seeking punitive damages.
Represented a partnership in a multi-day bench trial involving the purchase of a business.
Represented a high-profile client in a real estate contract dispute. Following a binding arbitration, defeated the plaintiff's claims and obtained a significant judgment on client's counterclaims.
Represented a non-profit providing financial services to low-income women in arbitration proceeding arising out of commercial contract dispute. Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of client.