Bernard Taylor, Sr.

Bernard Taylor, Sr. is an arbitrator and mediator at Judicial Arbitration and Mediation ADR Services (JAMS) and a retired partner with Alston & Bird where he was a former chair of the firm’s Management Committee and the firm’s Products Liability Group. With 38 years of trial experience, Mr. Taylor is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Taylor received his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and his B.A. from Wayne State University. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Taylor was a Detroit Police investigator involved in federal and state criminal investigations. He is a member of UNICEF USA’s National and Southeast Regional Boards, Chair of the World Affairs Council, Atlanta, Georgia, Chair of the Southeast Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League, and a member of the DeKalb County, Georgia, Chapter of 100 Black Men of America. Mr. Taylor has four children and lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia.