John C. Taylor

Taylor Law Group Founder
Attorney John C. Taylor

John C. Taylor is a Murfreesboro native and a graduate of Oakland High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Furman University in Greenville, SC, where he participated in the Furman Advantage Research program, studying religion in American politics. John also earned his Master's degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC before attending law school at New England Law in Boston, MA.

During his tenure at New England Law, John earned many academic accolades, such as Dean's list as well as the CALI Award for excellence in clinical evidence. John also participated in many trial advocacy competitions, where he was named Best Advocate in the Northeast region of the National Trial Competition. While attending law school in Boston, John served as law clerk to one of New England's preeminent medical malpractice and catastrophic injury law firms, Crowe & Mulvey, LLP.

Since returning to Murfreesboro, John has worked as a trial attorney in the areas of family law, criminal defense, personal injury, and a variety of civil litigation matters. John's prior legal experience also includes working as trial counsel for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, where he represented the state agency in a variety of child abuse and neglect matters. John recently served as a long-time Hearing Committee member for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.

As the founding member of Taylor Law Group, John focuses his practice entirely on criminal defense and related matters.  He prides himself on client communication, client education, and fierce courtroom and trial advocacy.  John's top priority is your future.  

When not in the courtroom, John enjoys running, playing tennis, spending time with his family, and is an active member of his church, St. Rose of Lima.

Taylor Law Group - Criminal Defense For Your Future!

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • Drug Crime Defense
  • Assault Defense
  • Theft Crime Defense
  • Fraud Defense
  • Probation Violation Defense


  • CALI Award for excellence in clinical evidence
  • Best Advocate in the Northeast region of the National Trial Competition


  • New England School of Law
  • Converse College – Masters
  • Furman University – Bachelors

Recent Blog Posts


  • Character and Dedication

    John Taylor devotes himself to each client and case with compassion, integrity and confidence. He uses both his knowledge of law and expertise in his field to help each client navigate through the legal process. Since my case ended, he has continued to maintain contact with me and even assist wit...
  • Forever Be Grateful

    John Taylor possesses the qualities every good attorney needs. He takes the time to gather every piece of information needed to make a good case. He learns his clients well and understands their needs. He makes a stand for each client and ensures that their requests are heard. During my case, he ...
  • Feel Like Myself Again

    Mr. John, I wanted to thank you again for everything you have done for my family and I. It is now that I am starting to feel like myself again! I couldn't be more grateful! Alongside my parents and family, you have truly helped me overcome one of the roughest times of my life. Again, thank you f...
  • Now I have my life back

    Mr. Taylor, Thank you so much for all your help. I so appreciate everything. I was ready to give up when I came to you, but now I have my life back. If I ever know anyone who needs help I'll send them your way.
  • Lasting Impression

    By the grace of almighty God, [client] is doing MUCH better than he was the first time you met him, and even better than when the second incident occurred. Actually, this is the best he's been since his early teenage years. Thank you for everything, John! Whether you realized it or not, you made ...
  • Extreme Gratitude

    I would like to express my extreme gratitude to this law firm for helping my son, JMH, through the multiple charges he had in the Rutherford County Court System. Our deepest appreciation goes out to John C. Taylor who was the primary lawyer who handed all his cases. His professional approach to h...