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Elizabeth’s Contact Information

304.347.4217 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx


Elizabeth’s Secretary

Heather Dingess


Elizabeth L. Taylor knew she wanted to be an attorney since she was five. With Flaherty for more than 10 years, Elizabeth’s practice centers on product litigation and general litigation. Specifically, she works on the defense of drug and medical device manufacturers and automotive and industrial equipment manufacturers in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Elizabeth has unique experiences in representing product manufacturers in large-scale litigation in West Virginia’s state and federal courts. She has served as a senior in-firm coordinator for Flaherty’s role as liaison counsel for a manufacturer of medical devices involved in over 20,000 cases in seven Federal MDLs. She has also managed and defended cases for the manufacturer of personal protective equipment in products liability mass litigation cases in West Virginia. In addition, Elizabeth has appeared before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel and has experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-litigation assessments on through trials and appeals.

Elizabeth is organized, responsive and sees things through to completion. She’s a smart strategist with a keen eye for detail. “Every client is different and you need to listen to them closely in order to devise the best and most efficient and effective method to accomplish their goals.”

Outside of the courtroom, Elizabeth co-chairs Flaherty’s recruiting committee and participates in several local organizations, including serving on the board of the Appalachian Reading Center and volunteering as a scholarship reviewer for the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation; and enjoys spending time with her husband and young children.

Practice Concentrations

  • Products Liability
  • Automotive Warranty Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Complex Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • General Litigation



  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2006)
  • B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003)


Court Admissions

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


Reported Cases:

  • Mercier, et al, v. Don L. Blankenship, et al., 662 F. Supp 2d 562 (S.D.W.Va. 2009)
  • Wolfe, et al. v. National Medical Care, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medicare Care North, 616 F. Supp. 2d 596 (S.D.W.Va. 2009), affirmed in part, set aside in part
  • Noland v. Virginia Insurance Reciprocal and the Reciprocal Group, Inc., et al., 224 W.Va. 372, 686 S.E.2d 23 (2009)


Slip Opinions/Unpublished Cases

  • Ronald Lane, Inc., et al. v. Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation, et al., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80550 (N.D.W.Va. July 25, 2011)
  • Layton v. Ford Motor Company, et al., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8687 (S.D.W.Va. Jan. 28, 2011)
  • Commercial Steam Cleaning, L.L. C., et al. v. Ford Motor Company, et al., 2010 U.S. Disc. LEXIS 41372 (S.D.W.Va. Apr. 27, 2010)
  • Wolfe, et al. v. National Medical Care, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medicare Care North, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51612 (S.D.W.Va. June 17, 2009)
  • Curran v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12479 (S.D.W.Va. Feb. 19, 2008)


Professional Involvement

  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
    • WV State Membership Chair
  • Kanawha County Bar Association (Asst. Treasurer, 2012 – 2015)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Defense Research Institute


Community Involvement

  • Board Member, The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. (2012 – present)
  • Scholarship Reviewer, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (2008 – present)
  • Junior League of Charleston (Board Member, 2010 – 2012; Active Member, 2007 – 2015; Sustaining Member, 2015 – present)
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association


Awards & Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble®
  • Listed, West Virginia Rising Stars (2013 – Present)
  • National Moot Court Team, West Virginia University College of Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Post Modern Jurisprudence, West Virginia University College of Law
  • President, Democratic Law Caucus, West Virginia University College of Law
  • President, West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest, Inc., West Virginia University College of Law
  • Dean’s List, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Written Work