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Heath Preston Taylor

Heath Preston Taylor

West Columbia, South Carolina

Heath P. Taylor graduated from Newberry College in 1995, Summa Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History.  He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998.  He is a partner in the Taylor Law Firm LLC located in West Columbia.

His practice areas include all types of criminal defense, with an emphasis on DUI defense. He also represents individuals in catastrophic injury and workers’ compensation cases. 

Mr. Taylor formerly served as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Town of Irmo and as Associate Municipal Judge for the City of West Columbia.  He is licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in South Carolina.

He is a member of the South Carolina Bar where he serves on The Criminal Law Council, Lexington County Bar, American Association for Justice, South Carolina Association for Justice, where he serves as the Criminal Section Chair, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he formerly served as President and is currently co-chair of the Legislative Committee, and National College for DUI Defense. 

Heath and his wife, Julie, have two sons, Preston and Cooper.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, backpacking and participating in triathlons. 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Gaming
  • Administrative Law

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2004


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1995
    • Major: History


  • Numerous Seminars on DUI Defense, SCACDL & Lorman
  • Numerous Magistrate Training Seminars, South Carolina Court Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 11th Circuit Representative
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association For Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Moore, Taylor & Thomas, P.A., Partner, 1998 - 2006


  • English


  • Kappa Alpha Order
Office Locations

Taylor Law Firm, LLC
3618 Sunset Boulevard, Suite D
West Columbia, SC 29169

803-926-2205 phone
803-926-4966 fax