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About Us

 

Shane A. Taylor

Shane was raised in Birmingham, Alabama.  At 17, he enlisted in the Army where he served with the 1st Infantry Division.  After leaving the military, he worked as a police officer for the Birmingham Police Department for over 10 years. Shane attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  He then attended the Cumberland School of Law where he served on the American Journal of Trial Advocacy as a Senior Associate Editor.

 

Shane is the author of Up In Smoke: Online Privacy Becomes The Latest Casualty In The War On Drugs, published in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

He is a founding member and past President of the Mobile Criminal Defense Lawyers Association where he currently serves on the board of directors.

 

Shane regularly practices in all Alabama and Mississippi state courts as well as in the Federal Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Alabama as well as the Federal Courts for the State of Mississippi.

Shane currently lives on the Eastern Shore.

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Blake Vrieze

A passionate advocate and compassionate counselor, Blake has always felt a strong desire to serve as a protector and be a voice for those in need, this led him to pursue a career where he could not only stand next to his clients in court, but also stand up for them and their interests.

 

Blake began his education at the University of South Alabama, graduating with a degree in English Literature and Letters before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law. After passing the Alabama Bar Exam, Blake returned to his home county to work as a state prosecutor with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, representing the State of Alabama in both civil and criminal cases.

 

During his time with the District Attorney’s Office, Blake cut his teeth as an advocate for the people of Mobile County handling felony and misdemeanor cases, conducting thousands of hearings, and trying hundreds of bench trials as well as numerous jury trials.

 

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, causing massive disruption in the court system, Blake implemented novel solutions and new technology to ensure that he could remain active in his practice of law, ultimately trying 6 jury trials as a prosecutor during the pandemic.

 

After leaving public service in August of 2020, Blake accepted a position with Shane A. Taylor and Associates and now uses his trial experience and knowledge of the court system to zealously represent the interests of our clients. Blake currently lives in Mobile county Alabama.

 

Emily Hall

Emily is a Birmingham native who fell in love with Mobile during her time at Spring Hill College. She graduated from Spring Hill in 2017, cum laude. She then went on to attend the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, Emily served as the vice president of the Criminal Law Society, represented indigent clients in the criminal defense clinic, and received Best Paper in Australian and American Law. During summer breaks Emily interned for the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office and the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. The time spent in court during those summers uncovered a deep passion for trial work.

 

Before joining the firm, Emily spent a year working as an Assistant District Attorney in the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office. During this time she handled innumerable bench trials and preliminary hearings in District Court as well as preparing jury trials and sitting second chair in State of Alabama v. Ladarius Cannon

Emily lives in West Mobile with her soon-to-be husband Justin, and their two dogs Sam and Scooter.

 

Abby Jay

Senior Paralegal for the firm since 2013, originally from London, UK.
Married to Michael Jay and mother to six children. Enjoy visiting the beach with my family and all holidays.

 

LaTrina Hughes

LaTrina is a Mobile native who went to the University of South Alabama where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2019. She enjoys traveling, reading, and fashion.

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