Diana Taylor focuses her practice on solving employment-related disputes for her clients.  Whether assisting an employee or employer, Diana seeks to address these disputes from an approachable perspective.  However, she has also successfully litigated and defended matters before various state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and employment-related administrative agencies.

Having begun her legal career in a litigation practice focusing on personal injury and contract disputes, she led litigation against individuals, small businesses, and professionals and served as a key contributor in multi-faceted litigation and disputes against corporate defendants including insurance carriers, car manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, and international unions.

At Tulane University Law School, Taylor pursued a certificate in sports law, which emphasized contract, labor and employment, negotiation, and intellectual property issues. She has had several opportunities to work with these topics through work with New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets, Friedman & Salisbury Sports Management LLC, and the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Program. At Connecticut College, Taylor studied government and mathematics.

Education
  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2011 Certificate in Sports law
  • B.A., Connecticut College, 2008 Cum Laude
Admissions
  • Illinois, 2012
  • New York, 2012
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Illinois, 2012
Professional Affiliations
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Standing Committee on Bar Services and Activities – appointment 2013-2017
    • Subcommittee Chair, 2016-2017
    • Vice-Chair, 2015-2016
    • Secretary, 2014-2015
  • Membership and Member Services – appointment 2018-2021
    • Subcommittee Chair, 2020-2021
    • Vice-Chair, 2018-2020
  • Special Committee on the Small and Solo Firm Practice – Institute Series,  appointment 2014-2021
    • Vice-Chair, 2021
  • Task Force on New Lawyers, appointment 2013-2014
Publications
  • Diana C. Taylor, The Pursuit: Why the NLRB’s Northwestern Decision will not end the NCAA, The Docket, Vol. 21, No. 7 (July 2014)
  • Diana Taylor, Turning Back the Page: How Deregulating Information-Sharing in Negotiations Will Better Serve the Purposes of Ethical Codes, in Hot Topics in the Legal Profession – 2012 (Benefit Tulane PILF Series) 157 (Steven Alan Childress ed., 2012)
  • Diana C. Taylor, Comment, Aimed at the Goal?: The Sustainability of Major League Soccer’s Structure, 9 Willamette Sports L.J. 1 (2011)
Awards and Distinctions
  • Rotarian of the Year (2019-2020)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Daily Herald Suburban Young Professionals (2016)
  • 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch
Community Involvement
  • Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club, 2013-2021
    • President, 2018-2019
    • Club Service Director, 2014-2018