Christopher & Taylor focuses on complex litigation involving motorcycle, auto and aviation accidents, as well as
products liability, business, class action, and oil and gas. The firm brings insight and a steadfast commitment to each
case to achieve the best possible results for its clients. Most recently, Rod Taylor and co-counsel recovered more than
$600 million dollars for Illinois retirees and their families in the Illinois Supreme Court.
Taylor is licensed in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, New York and the District of Columbia; however, his practice
is not limited to these jurisdictions, as he handles cases throughout the country. Christopher & Taylor currently represents
owners of oil and gas mineral rights in a class action inverse condemnation suit against the state of Illinois for refusal to issue
HVHF oil and gas permits. Additionally, Taylor represents ABATE of Indiana, ABATE of Illinois and ABATE of Ohio; nonprofit
motorcycle organizations that promote safety and provide motorcycle education to their respective states. A motorcyclist
himself and a 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame Inductee, Taylor believes in and fights for motorcyclists’
rights on the road and in the courtroom. Taylor holds FAA pilot licenses for private, multi-instrument, commercial and airline
transport, and type rating for Citations I, II, V and Bravo Jet aircraft. He is also an FAA certified airframe and power plant
mechanic, and was most recently named Indiana Aviator of the Year for 2012.
As founder of the Miracle Ride and Indianapolis Air Show, he has helped
raise over $5 million for Riley Hospital for Children. In appreciation of Taylor’s
service to the state, in 2007, Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed him Sagamore of
the Wabash. In addition to being former Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Law
Review, Taylor has been named to Indiana Super Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, with an AV rating. Taylor has
also been selected to The Best Lawyers in America for 2015. Christopher &
Taylor has office facilities located throughout Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The
firm’s honest, experienced and skilled trial lawyers serve as lead counsel or co-counsel in cases across the United States and Canada. With a proven record of
success, Christopher & Taylor is the law firm of choice for serious litigation.
SIGNIFICANT CLASS ACTION CASES OF 2015:
• More than $600 million recovered for Illinois state
employees (see text)
• Inverse condemnation class actions in five counties
seeking damages for (HVHF) oil drilling bans in Illinois abatelegal.com
CHRISTOPHER & TAYLOR
1219 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
1119 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
PH: (317) 635-9000 • FX: (317) 686-2200