Taylor D. Brewer

Taylor D. Brewer

Associate Chair, Pro Bono Program
1211 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 864-4805
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
tbrewer@moranreevesconn.com

Taylor Brewer concentrates her practice in complex litigation, including the defense of medical malpractice actions, hospital liability, risk management issues, and constitutional officer claims.

Taylor represents physicians, nurses, and other licensed health care providers, as well as corporate entities such as hospitals and private companies and practice groups. Her practice includes healthcare and hospital risk management and administrative matters, including representation before the Commonwealth of Virginia’s health regulatory boards. She routinely advises clients on risk management and quality assurance matters. She has authored and is a national speaker on legal issues in correctional health care.

Prior to focusing her practice on the defense of health care providers, Taylor defended automobile liability cases for GEICO in Hampton Roads and Richmond. In her capacity as defense counsel for the company and its insured drivers, Taylor tried more than 100 bench trials and 13 jury trials in Virginia.

Taylor enjoys being involved in her local community. She serves on the Board of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, through which she represents pro bono victims of domestic and spousal abuse in obtaining protective orders. Taylor is on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, currently acting as the Regional Director for greater Richmond. As well, she and her family are active members of Reveille United Methodist Church. Outside the office, Taylor enjoys running and spending time with her husband and three young children.

Areas of Practice:

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Healthcare Licensing
  • Transportation Defense
  • Education

    J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    South Carolina Law Review, Editorial Board
    CALI Award for the highest grade in: Health Law & Policy, Torts II, Criminal Procedure

    National Trial Advocacy College, Charlottesville, Virginia

    B.S., Psychology and Spanish, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

    University of Virginia in Valencia, Spain, Fall Semester 2007

     

  • Bar Admissions

    • Virginia, 2011
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District
  • Professional Associations

    • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
      • Regional Director, Board of Directors, 2021-present
      • Member at Large, Board of Directors, 2019-2021
      • Chair, Medical Malpractice Section, 2018-2019
      • Vice Chair, Medical Malpractice Section, 2017-2018
    • Richmond Bar Association
      • Chair, Communications Committee, 2022-present
      • Communications Committee, 2020-21
      • Pro Bono Committee, 2016-18
    • Virginia State Bar
      • Chair, Young Lawyers Council Pro Bono Committee, 2022-present
    • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, 2011-2015

     

  • Honors and Awards

    • Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch”, 2021 – 2022
    • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016 – 2021
    • Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyers”, 2011
    • Virginia Business Legal Elite, 2019, 2021
  • Community Service

    • Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2020-present
    • Firms in Service, 2018-present
    • Norfolk Court Appointed Special Advocates, Board of Directors, 2012-2015
    • Cantabile Project, Board of Directors, 2012-2017
    • Norfolk Academy Young Alumni Committee, 2011-2017
  • Speaking Engagements

    Trials 101: A Paralegal’s Role in Trial Prep and Trial, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Paralegal Seminar (August, 2022)

    Intake Screening: How to Avoid Liability, National Commission on Correctional Health Care Annual Meeting (April, 2022)

    Preventing Liability in the Correctional Setting, Virginia Association of Regional Jails Annual Meeting (March, 2022)

    Written Discovery, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Young Lawyers Boot Camp, Richmond, Virginia (December, 2021)

    Defensive Documentation and Litigation for Healthcare Providers, Sentara Healthcare, Virginia (November, 2020)

    Written Discovery, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Young Lawyers Boot Camp, Richmond, Virginia (December, 2019)

    Avoiding the “Reptile” Theory in Written Discovery and Depositions, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Annual Meeting, Norfolk, Virginia (October, 2019)

    Trials 101: A Paralegal’s Role in Trial Prep and Trial, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Paralegal Seminar, Richmond, Virginia (August, 2019)

  • Publications

    Providing Health Care for the Incarcerated, Medical Law Report, Vol. 18, No. 4 (July, 2021)

    Confronting the Reptile in Virginia, 30 J. Civ. Litig. 187 (2018)

  • Prior Employment

    • Goodman Allen Donnelly, Associate Attorney, 2015-2018
    • GEICO, Counsel, 2013 – 2015
    • Inman & Strickler, P.L.C, Associate Attorney, 2013
    • Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2011 – 2012

OUR PEOPLE

Taylor D. Brewer

Associate Chair, Pro Bono Program
Taylor D. Brewer
1211 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 864-4805
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
tbrewer@moranreevesconn.com

Taylor Brewer concentrates her practice in complex litigation, including the defense of medical malpractice actions, hospital liability, risk management issues, and constitutional officer claims.

Taylor represents physicians, nurses, and other licensed health care providers, as well as corporate entities such as hospitals and private companies and practice groups. Her practice includes healthcare and hospital risk management and administrative matters, including representation before the Commonwealth of Virginia’s health regulatory boards. She routinely advises clients on risk management and quality assurance matters. She has authored and is a national speaker on legal issues in correctional health care.

Prior to focusing her practice on the defense of health care providers, Taylor defended automobile liability cases for GEICO in Hampton Roads and Richmond. In her capacity as defense counsel for the company and its insured drivers, Taylor tried more than 100 bench trials and 13 jury trials in Virginia.

Taylor enjoys being involved in her local community. She serves on the Board of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, through which she represents pro bono victims of domestic and spousal abuse in obtaining protective orders. Taylor is on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, currently acting as the Regional Director for greater Richmond. As well, she and her family are active members of Reveille United Methodist Church. Outside the office, Taylor enjoys running and spending time with her husband and three young children.

Areas of Practice:

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Healthcare Licensing
  • Transportation Defense
  • Education

    • J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
      South Carolina Law Review, Editorial Board
      CALI Award for the highest grade in: Health Law & Policy, Torts II, Criminal Procedure

      National Trial Advocacy College, Charlottesville, Virginia

      B.S., Psychology and Spanish, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

      University of Virginia in Valencia, Spain, Fall Semester 2007

       

  • Bar Admissions

      • Virginia, 2011
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
      • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
      • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District
  • Professional Associations

      • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
        • Regional Director, Board of Directors, 2021-present
        • Member at Large, Board of Directors, 2019-2021
        • Chair, Medical Malpractice Section, 2018-2019
        • Vice Chair, Medical Malpractice Section, 2017-2018
      • Richmond Bar Association
        • Chair, Communications Committee, 2022-present
        • Communications Committee, 2020-21
        • Pro Bono Committee, 2016-18
      • Virginia State Bar
        • Chair, Young Lawyers Council Pro Bono Committee, 2022-present
      • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, 2011-2015

       

  • Honors and Awards

      • Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
      • The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch”, 2021 – 2022
      • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016 – 2021
      • Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyers”, 2011
      • Virginia Business Legal Elite, 2019, 2021
  • Community Service

      • Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2020-present
      • Firms in Service, 2018-present
      • Norfolk Court Appointed Special Advocates, Board of Directors, 2012-2015
      • Cantabile Project, Board of Directors, 2012-2017
      • Norfolk Academy Young Alumni Committee, 2011-2017
  • Speaking Engagements

    • Trials 101: A Paralegal’s Role in Trial Prep and Trial, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Paralegal Seminar (August, 2022)

      Intake Screening: How to Avoid Liability, National Commission on Correctional Health Care Annual Meeting (April, 2022)

      Preventing Liability in the Correctional Setting, Virginia Association of Regional Jails Annual Meeting (March, 2022)

      Written Discovery, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Young Lawyers Boot Camp, Richmond, Virginia (December, 2021)

      Defensive Documentation and Litigation for Healthcare Providers, Sentara Healthcare, Virginia (November, 2020)

      Written Discovery, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Young Lawyers Boot Camp, Richmond, Virginia (December, 2019)

      Avoiding the “Reptile” Theory in Written Discovery and Depositions, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Annual Meeting, Norfolk, Virginia (October, 2019)

      Trials 101: A Paralegal’s Role in Trial Prep and Trial, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Paralegal Seminar, Richmond, Virginia (August, 2019)

  • Publications

    • Providing Health Care for the Incarcerated, Medical Law Report, Vol. 18, No. 4 (July, 2021)

      Confronting the Reptile in Virginia, 30 J. Civ. Litig. 187 (2018)

  • Prior Employment

      • Goodman Allen Donnelly, Associate Attorney, 2015-2018
      • GEICO, Counsel, 2013 – 2015
      • Inman & Strickler, P.L.C, Associate Attorney, 2013
      • Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2011 – 2012
Taylor D. Brewer
1211 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 864-4805
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
tbrewer@moranreevesconn.com

Our People