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Taylor Waters practices people-driven, consumer-based law. She practices civil litigation including real estate, animal, personal injury, and consumer law. As an attorney, Ms. Waters has extensive litigation experience in complex and novel areas of law. Ms. Waters believes compassion and assertiveness are the keys to be an effective advocate for her clients. Clients are often going through the most difficult moments of their lives, and they need an attorney they can trust and get a hold of.

She is the recipient of Michigan's Wanda Nash Award for Animal Law and Ohio State's Environmental Law Award for her published work on the de-extinction of passenger pigeons. She previously worked as a litigation clerk for the Animal Legal Defense Fund where she worked on puppy mill cases, slaughterhouse worker rights, a lawsuit against Sea World, and roadside zoo cases. As a clerk for the Michigan State Department of Attorney General Ms. Waters worked on one of the Flint Water-Crisis cases and devoted her time to corporate oversight.

She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her daughter Norah, husband Jesse, and dogs Bettie and Radar.


  • Northern District of Ohio 
  • Southern District of Ohio 
  • 6th Circuit of the United States


  • Juris Doctor - Michigan State University College of Law, Magna Cum Laude 
  • Bachelor of Arts - Western Washington University's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies


  • Board Member of the Alliance for Animals Justice Fund 
  • Ohio Bar Association's Leadership Academy (2019-2020) 
  • Pro-Bono Network for the Animal Legal Defense Fund


  • Passenger Pigeons: the de-extinction and reintroduction of a bird, Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law, Vol. XV