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Beth Taylor has been a senior editor for Super Lawyers since 2003, and has won dozens of awards for headline-writing and editing throughout her career. Previously, she was an editor and covered courts for The Orlando Sentinel. She also worked for go2net and KIRO-TV in Seattle, where she wrote for and edited their websites. In addition, Beth edited The Kitsap Business Journal and Media Inc. Beth has written travel books, including Around Seattle With Kids for Fodor’s and Seattle Day By Day for Frommer’s, and online travel guides for Google. Her travel writing has appeared in publications including the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. Beth has a B.A. in communications/journalism and a master’s degree in political science.

Articles written by Beth Taylor

The Adoption Option

Florida attorney Erica Healey on opening your home to a child

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark in many ways, and that is true even when it comes to adopting a child. “Births globally are decreasing,” explains Erica Tate Healey, a board-certified adoption attorney at Jeanne T. Tate PA’s Tampa office. “A lot of agencies aren't accepting new families right now, as there is a  surplus of families that would like to adopt.” That situation could change, and it doesn’t mean anyone should give up on adoption; it just might take longer. Or …

Woman Settles With State of Washington Over Foster Abuse

She was assaulted for many years by the man in whose care she was placed

A 48-year-old woman and her daughters received a $16.5 million settlement from the state of Washington over years of sexual and other abuse by a man with whom the woman was placed in foster care at age 8. State social workers ignored many red flags that should have alerted them to possible abuse, say Nathan P. Roberts and Evan Fuller, plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys at Connelly Law Offices in Tacoma, Washington, who handled the case. When the woman was placed in the foster home as a …

Pagliacci Pizza Settles Class Action With Drivers

Terrell Marshall Law Group negotiated $3.75 million settlement

Pagliacci Pizza has agreed to a $3.75 million settlement in a class action filed by current and former drivers over allegations involving tips, delivery fees, mileage reimbursements and breaks. Former Pagliacci driver Steven Burnett and more than 1,000 drivers were represented by plaintiff’s class action attorney Toby Marshall at Terrell Marshall Law Group, along with firm colleagues Blythe Chandler, a class action attorney, and employment litigator Erika Nusser. The drivers claimed that the …

Dominion Voting Systems Employee Sues Trump Supporters for Defamation

Texas lawyer Steve Skarnulis says his client is in hiding after death threats

Eric Coomer says his life has never been the same since Trump supporters accused the Dominion Voting Systems security director of rigging the 2020 presidential election, prompting death threats that drove him into hiding. He has filed a defamation suit, which is being handled by business litigator Steve Skarnulis at Cain & Skarnulis in Austin, Texas. Defendants include the Trump campaign, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, columnist Michelle Malkin, conservative activist Joseph Oltmann, and …

250 Films of Quarantine

Seattle attorney and cinephile Bob Cumbow shares his movie list

Bob Cumbow is a partner at the Seattle office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, where he focuses on trademark and copyright law. He also knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the art of film, having written books and articles on film for 50 years, taught film at Seattle University, and frequently lectured with the Seattle International Film Festival’s film education program. Over the past year, the intellectual property attorney has kept track of the films he watched during …

M.D. J.D.

Dr. Bradley I. Kramer sides with patients in med-mal cases

Bradley I. Kramer, a medical malpractice plaintiff’s attorney, wants you to know he has the utmost respect for the people he sues. “It doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy going after doctors who spend their whole lives trying to help people,” he says. “But as in any field, there’s going to be good and bad.” Kramer’s father is even a doctor—“still practicing at 78 years old,” he says—and it doesn’t hit closer to home than that. Except with Kramer, who was once a doctor …

Legal Community Mourns Legendary Pensacola Attorney Fred Levin

Attorney with ‘the heart of a champion’ led groundbreaking case against big tobacco

Legendary Pensacola personal injury attorney Fredric Levin, who in the 1990s led the way to a $13 billion settlement for the state of Florida against the tobacco industry, passed away at age 83 on Jan. 12, due to complications from COVID-19. “We have lost a partner, a mentor, a brother in arms and, most importantly, a dear friend,” says personal injury attorney Mark Proctor, president of Levin Papantonio. Proctor came on board in 1981, 20 years after Levin joined the firm founded by brother …

Settling Property Disputes in Washington State

When fences get in the way

Good fences don’t always make for good neighbors. Just ask attorney Mary C. Anderson, who sees plenty of people who’ve become embroiled in backyard boundary disputes over fencing. “It’s always the same issue: that your fence has encroached on my property,” says Anderson, who practices real estate—“pro- pro- pro-consumer”—as well as civil rights and personal injury law at Guidance to Justice Law Firm in Bothell, Washington. “We get calls that, hey, my neighbor put a fence up …

Tribute to Cincinnati 'Icon' Steven R. Adams

The well-known criminal defense attorney stood out both in court and at Ironman triathlons

Steven R. Adams, a prominent Cincinnati criminal defense attorney, passed away on Nov. 1, 2020 at the age of 55, after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle early in the morning. “Steve was the most passionate person to ever pick up a briefcase,” says Tad Brittingham, an attorney at The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams. “He put his heart, soul and countless hours into his cases. His clients never knew the full extent of how much Steve exerted himself on their …

Tribute to Reminger Partner Donald J. Moracz

Beloved partner-in-charge of Sandusky office practiced law for three decades

Donald J. Moracz, who spent his legal career at Cleveland, Ohio-based Reminger, passed away Sept. 25, 2020, at age 54, due to complications from COVID-19. Moracz began his career with Reminger while still attending Case Western Reserve University Law School, becoming at attorney at the firm after his graduation in 1991. He made partner within five years, and in 1997 began practicing medical malpractice defense law. He was partner-in-charge at the firm’s Sandusky office and served on the …

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