Carroll Taylor, Esq.


    All neutrals on the DPR Panel are willing to travel to the neighbor islands and the mainland. If you have any questions, please contact DPR at (808) 523-1234

    Admitted to bar, 1969, California and Hawai`i.

    Education:  Yale University (A.B., 1965); University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law (J.D., 1968).

    Employment:   Partner, Taylor, Leong & Chee, Honolulu, Hawai`i, 1982–, engaged in general practice of law with emphasis on trust, estate planning, probate, real property and business matters, including litigation, arbitration and mediation relating thereto.

    Past Employment: Researcher, Legislative Reference Bureau, 1968-70. Reporter, Hawai`i Probate Code Revision Project, 1970-71.  Associate, Chun, Kerr & Dodd, 1971-75. Partner, Hamilton & Taylor, 1975-79. Partner, Char, Hamilton, Taylor & Thom, 1980-82. Adjunct Professor of Law (Estate Planning and Wills), University of Hawai`i William S. Richardson School of Law, 1982-85, 1989-91, 1997.  Lecturer, Hawai`i Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Pacific Law Institute, Chaminade Hawaii Tax Institute on trust, estate planning, and probate law and litigation relating thereto.  Private mediation of disputes involving alleged fiduciary misconduct and rights and duties of beneficiaries, often with ethical overtones.

    Memberships: Member, 1994-2006, Hawai`i Supreme Court Disciplinary Board (Chair, 2000-2003, Vice Chair, 1997-2000, Executive and Rules Committees, 1994-2003, Opinion Committee Chair 2003-2006).  Member, 1992-__, Judicial Council Committee on Uniform Probate Code and Probate Court Policies.  Member, Board of Directors, 1980-88, and President, 1986-88, Hawai`i Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Member, 1997-2000, Board of Directors, American National Lawyers Insurance Reciprocal.  Member, 1991-98, Board of Directors, Hanahauoli School.  Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1981-__.  Member, Hawai`i State Bar Association (President’s Award, 2002), American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Litigation), The State Bar of California (inactive).