Taylor Law & Mediation PLLC attorney and mediator Robert J. Taylor moved to Mountain Home, Idaho, in 1993. In addition to practicing law, Robert also serves as an engineer officer and public affairs officer in the Idaho Army National Guard. Prior to commissioning in 2008, he spent six years as a paralegal specialist for the Idaho Army National Guard.
Robert graduated from Mountain Home High School in 2002 and attended the College of Southern Idaho. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in public relations; a master’s in sports administration from American Military University; and a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law.
Before going to law school, Robert worked as a reporter at the Mountain Home News. He was the assistant adviser for the University of Idaho’s student media department while in law school and has won four Idaho Press Club awards for his work as a journalist and four awards from the National Guard Bureau for his work as a public affairs officer.
Robert opened Taylor Law & Mediation PLLC in Mountain Home in 2013 and expended into Boise, Idaho, in 2020 and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 2022.
Robert resides in Meridian, Idaho, with his wife and their three children.
University of Idaho College of Law: Juris Doctor. May 2013
American Military University of Idaho: M.S. Sports Management, May 2009
University of Idaho: B.S. Public Relations, December 2007
College of Southern Idaho: A.A. Criminal Justice Administration, July 2005
Public Affairs Qualification Course (July 2018)
Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course (August 2013)
Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course (September 2009 – January 2010)
Basic Officer Leadership Course August (2009 – September 2009)
Officer Candidate School (February 2007 – September 2008)
Paralegal Specialist Training Course (August 2002 – November 2002)
Basic Combat Training (June 2002 – August 2002)
Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2015-17
Officer Candidate School, Idaho Army National Guard, 2007-2008
University of Idaho Advertising Club, Vice President 2006-2007
Idaho Leadership Education and Development Program, 2006-2007
HONORS AND AWARDS
Idaho Army National Guard
2015 LTC Clinton R. Taylor Integrity in Leadership Award
2014 145th Brigade Support Battalion Born of Pride Excellence Award (126th Engineer Company)
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, 2014
Honor Graduate, Captain’s Career Course, 2013
Army Commendation Medal, 2006, 2014, 2016
University of Idaho, College of Law
Dean’s List Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012
Pro Bono Service With Distinction
The crit, associate editor, August 2011 – May 2013
Columnist, Argonaut August 2010 – May 2011
Idaho Press Club, third place, magazine column, 2010
Idaho Press Club, third place, student column, 2011
Mountain Home News
Idaho Press Club, Rookie of the Year, second place, weekly newspapers, 2009
University of Idaho, undergraduate
Idaho Press Club, second place, student column, 2007
Alumni Award for Excellence, 2007
Dean’s List, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007
Outstanding Junior Award, 2007
Idaho Leadership Certificate, 2007
Faculty Council Representative, Associated Students of the University of Idaho
College of Southern Idaho
President’s List, College of Southern Idaho, 2003, 2004
Invited Presentation: Tallent, R.J. & Taylor, R.J. “Shield Laws Up in Indian Country.” Washington State University Indigenous People’s Symposium April 18, 2015.
Author, The crit, Winter 2012 Edition: The Value of Critical Legal Studies in the Legal Education System
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