Daniel M. Taylor, Jr.

Daniel M. Taylor, Jr.

Office:Pittsburgh, PA
Phone:(412) 355-4957
Cell:(412) 638.9906

Dan Taylor is an experienced litigator and outside General Counsel whose practice includes Oil and Gas Litigation, Commercial Disputes, Construction Litigation and Insurance Coverage. His representative clients include corporations, insurers, agents and brokers, product manufacturers, property owners, sureties, contractors, architects, engineers and other professionals. Dan has tried significant cases to verdict in numerous venues and is also an accomplished appellate advocate.

Dan also regularly counsels insurers in underwriting, claims, coverage, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and serves  as outside General Counsel to the Insurance Placement Facilities of Pennsylvania and Delaware and the West Virginia Essential Property Insurance Association.


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A.)


  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
  • Law Review AmJur Awards: Business Associations and Conflicts of Laws

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Professional Affiliations:

  • CPCU Society
  • Loss Executives Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers (1999-2004)
  • U.S. Service Academy Review Board, Hon. Patric J. Toomey (2012-present)

Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

  • Cyber Insurance Risk and Coverage PAMIC/Insurance Society of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Cyber Liability Risks and Responsibilities Allegheny Chapter, CPCU Society, 2012
  • E-Discovery, Compliance and Sanctions Loss Executives Association, 2012
  • Client Data Security Executive Management Conference Insurance Agents and Brokers of Pennsylvania, 2010

Articles and Publications:

Representative Matters:

  • Obtained summary judgment for oilfield services company in wrongful discharge action brought by worker following transfer from Texas to Pennsylvania
  • Obtained dismissal of environmental claims against well driller in action alleging contamination of fresh water aquifer
  • Lead counsel for mineral owner in action to enjoin construction of midstream pipeline through limestone quarry
  • Obtained summary judgment for GL insurer in coverage action pertaining to fatal underground coal haulage accident
  • Obtained defense verdict for insurer in action alleging forgery of policy forms
  • Counsel for wireline logging company in action alleging loss of production from vertical well following fracturing and completion
  • Counsel for GL insurer in coverage action arising from multiple fatality explosion attributed to gas migrating from capped well
  • Obtained favorable resolution on behalf of slope designer of action alleging failure of reinforced soil slope
  • Obtained favorable resolution on behalf of architect of consolidated actions alleging water infiltration at condominium projects
  • Obtained favorable verdict in insurance bad faith action following four-week bench trial