Taylor specializes in medical malpractice cases, trucking accident cases, and other complex personal injury cases. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients.
Taylor possesses a unique combination of intellect, competitive drive, and human empathy that makes him a powerful advocate for his clients. Taylor has dedicated his career to championing the interests of individuals who have suffered harm or injury from corporate misconduct, individual negligence, and bad medical care. Taylor’s efforts on behalf of injured Mainers have resulted in several of the largest case settlements in Maine history. Recently, Taylor and his colleague Meryl obtained one of the largest jury verdicts in a child sex abuse case in Maine’s history.
Taylor has been recognized as one of Maine’s leading plaintiff’s attorneys. He is only one of two lawyer from Northern New England listed in Lawdragon’s list of the top 500 plaintiff’s attorneys in the nation—the other lawyer from Northern New England is his partner, Ben Gideon. Taylor is also included in Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch and Super Lawyers Rising Stars; these designations are given to attorneys that distinguish themselves during their first decade of practice.
“Nobody is more committed to his clients than Taylor,” said Ben Gideon. “His mind is always working. It’s not unusual for me to receive a call after midnight from Taylor, wanting to brainstorm about a thorny problem or about case strategy. Taylor is also a gifted legal writer, enabling our clients to gain the upper hand in motions and briefs submitted to the courts. When it comes to the full range of personal qualities and skills needed to achieve extraordinary client results, there are few lawyers I’ve met who can match Taylor.”
Taylor is on the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and has served as Co-Chair of the MTLA’s Legislative Committee for the past three years. Taylor has testified in the Maine Legislature on numerous occasions, and played a critical role in the fight to raise Maine’s cap on wrongful death damages in 2019.
Taylor also has experience litigating class action cases on behalf of employees, consumers, and victims of civil rights abuses. From 2019 to 2020, he co-counseled a class action on behalf of Maine prisoners who were denied treatment for Hepatitis C. That lawsuit resulted in a historic settlement with the Maine Department of Corrections, under which the DOC agreed to treat all incarcerated individuals who have chronic Hepatitis C.
Taylor is an Adjunct Professor at Maine Law School, where he co-teaches Trial Advocacy.
A native of Maine, Taylor is a graduate of Yale Law School. At Yale, Taylor worked in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, representing veterans who were improperly denied disability benefits. After graduating from law school, Taylor clerked for federal judges in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Taylor began his career at a law firm in New York, before returning to Maine to represent individual plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.
Taylor’s wife, Becca, is the Director of Recruiting and Professional Development at Bernstein Shur. Taylor and Becca live in Cumberland County with their three children, Davida, Vivienne, and Leon.
What Clients Say About Taylor
“The most fantastic Lawyer I have ever met. Caring considerate and great results.” – Hilarie B.
“Taylor went above and beyond during the entire case. I felt valued, respected and as if I was the #1 and only client he had.” – Adam D.
“Taylor was there, step by step, fighting for what is right and just, making sure we understood each process. He helped my family get the best outcome to move forward with our lives without regret.” – Cheri H.
“Taylor Asen was everything we needed in a lawyer: professional, communicative, straight forward and determined. He also was everything we didn’t expect: personable, always available, kind and thoughtful. We highly recommend his services.” – Arianna S.
“Taylor Asen is the ultimate professional. He navigated us through the toughest time in our lives and handled our medical malpractice case with mastery. . . Most of all, he was human. His confidence and his friendly demeanor put us at ease and his empathy towards our situation made us feel like we wanted to win this case not just for us, but for him.” – Lisa H.
J.D., Yale Law School, 2012
M.A., Columbia University, 2007
B.A., George Washington University (summa cum laude), 2006
Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2022
The Best Lawyers in America ― “Ones to Watch,” 2021 – present
Super Lawyers ― “Rising Star,” 2017 – present
AVVO – Rated 10/10
Board Member, Maine Trial Lawyers Association
Co-chair, Legislative Committee, Maine Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, Right to Know Advisory Committee, Maine State Legislature, 2019-2022
Member, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine Selection Advisory Committee (2021)
Chair, Maine Supreme Judicial Court IOLTA Working Group (2020)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2014)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2014)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (2014)
New York (2013)
Law Clerk, Hon. Julio Fuentes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2014
Law Clerk, Hon. J. Paul Oetken, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013