Michael Madison Taylor Jr.

Madison, Mississippi

Michael Madison Taylor Jr. (Madison) is a native of Brookhaven, Mississippi, and practices in the firm's Mississippi office handling both workers' compensation claims and liability matters. He has a broad range of experience defending employers and carriers in workers' compensation claims; property management companies; employers, motor carriers, owner-operators in automobile accident litigation; retailers, landowners, landlords and tenants in premises liability lawsuits and contract issues; physicians, hospitals and long-term care facilities in medical malpractice lawsuits; and municipalities in tort and civil rights lawsuits.

Madison is a fifth-generation graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor magna cum laude. While at Ole Miss, he was an associate articles editor for the Mississippi Law Journal, a member of the moot court board, and president of the Federalist Society. Prior to Ole Miss, Madison graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in biology, and he conducted biochemistry research that has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.


Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2011
    • Honors: AmJur Awards in Civil Procedure II and Fourth Amendment
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, member
    • Law Journal: Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Articles Editor
  • Wheaton College
    • B.S. - 2008
    • Major: Biology

Published Works

  • J. Michael Coleman & M. Madison Taylor, Emerging Trends in Vicarious Liability, FOR THE DEF. (Defense Research Institute Aug. 2013)
  • M. Madison Taylor, The Role of the Jury in a Trial with both a Mississippi Tort Claims Act Defendant and a Common Law Defendant, MISS. DEF. LAW. ASS’N Q. (Spring 2013)
  • M. Madison Taylor, Resolving the Conflict Between the Bench Trial Provision of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act and the Right of Trial By Jury Under the Mississippi Constitution, 81 MISS. L.J. SUPRA 21 (2011)
  • M. Madison Taylor, Bending Broken Rules: The Fourth Amendment Implications of Full-Body Scanners in Preflight Screening, 17 RICH. J.L. & TECH. 4 (2010) Co-Author, Post-Hoc Vibration Mitigation for Single-Molecule Tracking and Diffusion Measurements in Lipid Membranes, 43 SPECTROSCOPY LETTERS 586 (2010)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federalist Society, steering committee member for Mississippi Lawyers Chapter
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association