Newport Beach, – March 21, 2022 – Adelson McLean, APC is pleased to announce that Taylor Hunter has joined the firm as a Trial Attorney in our Newport beach office. His areas of practice focuses on litigation and trial work with an emphasis on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and work-related incidents involving the construction, offshore oil and gas, and logistics industries.
“”Taylor’s licensure in California and Texas, and success litigating high value and complex matters in those states, provides our clients with a ‘go-to’ litigator to serve their needs in two high exposure states. It’s an exciting time at Adelson McLean.” Said Co-Managing Shareholder Mike McLean.
Taylor Hunter is an advocate representing individuals and businesses in personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout California and Texas. Taylor’s practice focuses on litigation and trial work with an emphasis on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and work-related incidents involving the construction, offshore oil and gas, and logistics industries.
He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and prior to moving to Newport Beach he worked for a prestigious maritime law firm in Houston, Texas. His experience handling and responding to contemporaneous maritime and land-based investigations in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond allow him to instantaneously identify and gather material evidence to use from intake to trial.
Through his experience as local correspondent for the largest Protection and Indemnity Maritime Clubs in the world, Taylor recognizes what matters most when disputes and catastrophic incidents arise. By way of example—he has experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims from date of incident through trial for claims involving crew members, Jones Act seaman, and stevedores. He also has experience prosecuting and defending construction claims, premises liability claims, trucking, and motor vehicle incidents.
Taylor prides himself on his work and appreciates the around the clock nature of the marine, construction, oil and gas, and transportation industries. He has conducted numerous emergency responses and incident investigations at all hours of the day and night. He has facilitated the response with federal and local agency investigations in numerous casualty events, including:
- United States Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board casualty investigation related to a collision involving a chemical tanker and shrimp boat near Galveston, Texas
- OSHA investigation related to a stevedore injury involving the manifold during cargo operations
- Multinational investigation into crew member incident while the vessel was located within international waters
- Surge incident resulting in mooring line stevedore injury
- Stevedore injury arising from gangway accident
Currently, Taylor handles a variety of matters involving personal injury and business disputes. He is licensed in all California and Texas state courts and admitted to practice before the United States Central District of California and Southern District of Texas. He is a dual Louisiana State University alumnus, having earned a bachelor’s in finance before earning his law degree from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law.
An avid skier, sports fan and outdoors-man Mr. Hunter applies his competitive nature to the advocacy of his clients focusing on their needs throughout representation.