Driven by a deep sense of duty to fight for people who have been taken advantage of by powerful insurance companies, Stephanie has devoted her twenty year plus practice to leveling the playing field and going to battle against insurance companies when they wrongfully deny legitimate claims. She practices in the areas of disability law, insurance disputes and personal injury. Stephanie built her reputation in the legal community as a compassionate, creative and zealous advocate for her clients. Her decades of legal experience and devoted professionalism have earned Stephanie some of Florida's highest ranking peer-rated awards such as Super Lawyer status in Insurance Coverage, 2012-2017 and Lifetime Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Stephanie's personal approach to each case is grounded in a firm belief that getting to know her clients is key to helping them understand and better protect their legal rights.
As one of the few attorneys in Pensacola who practices E.R.I.S.A. (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) law, Stephanie has demonstrated her unique ability to fight and succeed on these complicated cases. Most of the disability benefits cases Stephanie handles come out of an initial denial of benefits that are successfully appealed. However, the appeals process is lengthy and difficult to navigate without legal help. If you have been denied Social Security or long-term disability benefits, Stephanie is happy to sit down and talk with you to explain the appeals process and your legal rights. At TWW, we never charge an initial fee or cost to sit down with you and have an initial conversation about your claim. Stephanie is devoted to helping people who are struggling with a permanent injury and takes pride in offering her clients honest and respectful representation by someone who knows the law and who is passionate about enforcing your rights to make sure you receive the benefits you deserve.
The same passion and commitment that Stephanie devotes to her legal practice she also devotes to the community. As a longtime Pensacola resident, Stephanie enjoys contributing her time to help make Pensacola a rewarding place to live and work by serving as Vice President of First City Arts Center and as a Trustee of the Pensacola Police Pension Board. An adventurer at heart, she also enjoys kite surfing, aerial arts, and traveling the world off the beaten path.
“Everyday people should be on the same footing as any big corporation.”
— Stephanie Taylor
- Florida, 1993
- California, 2002
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1994
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994
- Social Security Disability/SSI
- Long Term Disability
- ERISA Insurance Disputes
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Disputes
- Escambia/Santa Rosa County Bar Association, 1994 – Present
Pro Bono Activities
- First City Art Center, Former Vice President
- Pensacola Police Pension Board Trustee, 2010 – Present
- Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1993 J.D.
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1988 B.S. Major: Business<
Honors and Awards
- With Honors, Trial Team, Florida State University College of Law
- Recipient, Book Award in Elder Law
- President, Florida State College of Law Student Bar Association
- Harris v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2005 WL 2897931 (N.D. Fla. 2005)
- Streaker v. Hinton, 742 So. 2d 426 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
- King v. Auto Truck Industrial Parts and Supplies. Inc, 21 E.Supp.2d 1370 (N.D. Fla. 1998)
- Smith v. Travelers Ins., 701 So. 2d 351 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997)
- Davis v. U.S., 918 F. Sapp 368 (N.D. Fla. 1996)
- Beverly Enterprises v. Collingsworth, 670 So. 2d 102 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996)
- The North River Ins. Co. v. Wuelling, 683 So. 2d 1090 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996)