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David M. Taylor

A native of Ottawa, David Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Ottawa in 2007. He attended law school at the University of Calgary, and was awarded his law degree in 2010.

During law school, David was a leader of an organization that provided legal assistance to underprivileged people dealing with civil, criminal, and family law issues. His participation in this organization allowed him the opportunity to conduct over a half-dozen trials (criminal and civil), and he also gained experience with using mediation and arbitration to deal with matters outside the courtroom. He summered with the civil litigation division of the City of Calgary’s Law Department. David was also a member of the 2010 University of Calgary Gale Cup team. In preparation for the competition, he received four months of intensive advocacy training from senior legal practitioners; David’s experience culminated in arguing before several Queen’s Bench Justices and the sitting Court of Appeal in Calgary.

After graduation, David articled with the City of Calgary’s Law Department, focusing on municipal legal issues. David’s responsibilities included defending the City in civil suits and sitting as a bylaw prosecutor. During this time, David gained considerable litigation and courtroom experience, appearing before commissioners, masters, and judges; he also conducted over 100 bylaw trials. Upon completion of his articles, he was called to the Bar of Alberta in 2011.

In 2012, David Taylor joined the firm of Soby Boyden Lenz, bringing his impressive educational and litigation experiences to the field of family law. He recognizes that many of his clients are facing difficult and challenging family situations, and is committed to providing each client with sound legal advice and working to reach fair and lasting resolutions. Thanks to his extensive trial and litigation work, David is prepared to advocate passionately and skillfully on behalf of his clients, but (like many on the Soby Boyden Lenz team) he is also a supporter of negotiation and mediation as a means of resolving issues where possible. David prides himself on being a compassionate and enthusiastic advocate for his clients, their rights, and their needs.

David Taylor is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Calgary Bar Association. He still does volunteer work for Student Legal Assistance and Calgary Legal Guidance.

When not practicing law, David can be found cheering on the Miami Dolphins; traveling to exotic locales such as Egypt, South Korea, and Japan; or losing himself in a good action or comedy movie.

Soby Boyden Lenz: Calgary Lawyers Dedicated to Family Law

Since 1986, the law firm of Soby Boyden Lenz has been one of the leading family law practices in the province of Alberta, providing legal services in all areas of family law, from pre-nuptial agreements through divorce and support issues. The firm’s lawyers focus exclusively on family law; collectively, they have more than 150 years of experience. The team collaborates to stay on the cutting edge and to look for ways to develop innovative solutions for their clients. They are committed to providing families with top-level legal advice and representation. They can be reached at Suite 500, 1000 – 5th Ave. SW Calgary AB. T2P 4V1, or by calling (587) 333-7956.