Representative Matters

Rafferty Taylor is a litigator who focuses her practice in the defense of matters involving product liability, commercial litigation, insurance and reinsurance coverage and defense, premises liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, e-discovery, data security and privacy law, and employment law. Ms. Taylor has extensive experience in successfully representing clients with a focus on multi-district litigation (MDL), class action litigation, and mass tort litigation.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in June 2015, Ms. Taylor was a partner at a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida defense litigation firm.

In addition to her other law school accomplishments, Ms. Taylor was a summer clerk for the Honorable Jonathan W. Feldman, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York.

Professional Affiliations

  • Broward County Bar Association, Member

Honors & Awards

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Ft. Lauderdale's Finest Honoree 2015

Representative Matters

  • Successfully secured summary judgment in federal court in multimillion dollar complex commercial reinsurance litigation.
  • Litigated defense of a more than 7,000 case mass tort pharmaceutical litigation in state court on behalf of a multinational pharmaceutical company.
  • Litigated defense of multidistrict pharmaceutical litigation in federal court, including successfully securing summary judgment.
  • Acted as coordinating counsel and discovery liaison counsel for global headquarters of European pharmaceutical company in consolidated state and federal proceedings involving a number of pharmaceutical products.
  • Coordinated and managed numerous global productions, including various database productions.
  • Successfully defeated class certification in federal court in a product liability case involving allegations of environmental contamination valued at more than $1 billion.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Ann Storck Center Ambassador
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


J.D., University at Buffalo School of Law, 2005

  • Note and Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review

B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2001