Biography

Taylor J. Essner practices in the Litigation Department of Lewis Rice. He has experience in commercial and civil litigation. During law school, Taylor spent a semester serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Henry E. Autrey for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, where he also interned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for a summer in both the St. Louis and Cape Girardeau offices. Additionally, he worked for one summer as a summer associate at Lewis Rice.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2017)
    • 1843 Scholar
    • Order of the Woolsack
    • Academic Excellence Award for Highest Grade in Legal Research and Writing, Federal Courts, Antitrust Law, Secured Transactions, and others
    • Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
  • Saint Louis University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2014)
    • Economics, Philosophy
    • Provost Scholar; Pre-law Scholar
    • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
    • Chaplain, Sigma Phi Epsilon

Legal Background

  • Judicial extern, Hon. Henry E. Autrey, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (Fall 2016)
  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2016)
  • Intern, U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (2015)

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Member, Missouri Athletic Club
  • Member, St. Louis Sports Commission Associates
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