Charles Trudrung Taylor

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Contact Information:

  • Phone: 559-228-6700
  • Fax: 559-228-6727
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Overview

Clients rely on Charles Trudrung Taylor to aggressively defend them when faced with employment claims and, where necessary, try employment cases to verdict. He brings an outstanding record of decisions on behalf of his clients and has successfully defended public and private employers in various state and federal jurisdictions, before administrative bodies and in arbitrations.

Practice Emphasis

Civil litigation attorney representing clients in federal and state courts in a variety of areas, employment, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, Unruh Act violations, wage and hour issues, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, CFRA, etc.; insurance coverage; RICO; ERISA; 1983 civil rights actions; and representing clients in adversary proceedings in the federal bankruptcy court and before governmental administrative boards, including, Federal Court of Claims, Labor Commissioner, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Employment Development Department. Advise employers on preventing employment relations problems and on developing personnel policies and procedures.

Admitted to Practice

  • December 11, 1986

Employment

  • Lang, Richert & Patch, August 1986 – present

Awards & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Super Lawyer: Selected as Northern California Super Lawyer for 2005-2017 representing the top 5% of Lawyers in Northern California.
  • 2013 California State Bar Pro Bono Services Award.
    Pro Bono services award for direct provision of legal services to individual low-income clients and non-profit groups in the preceding year.
  • Recognition by State Bar and California Appellate Project with Deep Appreciation for Accepting Appointment to represent a Defendant in a Death Penalty Case on October 2, 1992. Petition for Habeas Corpus granted August 4, 2009. Death Row inmate taken off Death Row after 17 years representation. In federal and state courts.

Education

  • University Of Santa Clara School Of Law, Juris Doctor, 1986
    Honors: Associate Editor, Law Review
    Activities:Moot Court, Legal Clinic, Criminal & Civil
  • California State University, Fresno, Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, 1983
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Illustrative Cases

  • Engaged by bakery to defend against civil complaint filed by Department of Justice for alleged violations of Clean Air Act with over $3 million in potential penalties. Successfully negotiated dismissal of the case without penalty.
  • Engaged by local concessionaire on government owned property after improper termination of lease. Actions litigated in both federal district court and before Contract Board of Appeals. Prevailed on entitlement issues after an 8 day hearing. Successful settlement on quantum before trial for in excess of $1.3 million.
  • Successfully defended on summary judgment large local grocery store chain by four female employees claiming sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
  • Successfully defended local employer for racial discrimination.
  • Successfully defended large construction company by employee for age and disability discrimination.
  • Successfully enforced arbitration provisions in employment contract for claims of pregnancy discrimination resulting in termination of action.
  • Successfully defended local employer for alleged same-sex sexual harassment.
  • Successfully defended regional employer for alleged wrongful termination in violation of public policy, fraud, tortious bad faith, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Appointed by Federal District Court to represent death row inmate in presenting his constitutional claims before the federal courts in habeas corpus proceedings involving his conviction and sentence.

Publications

The Changing Family and the Child’s Best Interests: Current Standards Discriminate Against Single Working Mothers in California Custody Modification Cases, 26 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 759 (1986).

Courts

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • All California Federal District Courts
  • All California state courts.

Certified Mediator

  • Fresno County Superior Court

Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Employment Law Section
  • San Joaquin Valley Chapter of Federal Bar Association

Boards

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fresno, Kings & Madera Counties
    Chairman 1997-98
    Chairman 2000-2001
    Board of Directors – Since 1991
  • Leadership Fresno, Class XVI
  • Fresno Chamber of Commerce