Steven H. Taylor is an associate with McCune & Harber.  Prior to joining McCune & Harber, Mr. Taylor’s practice has primarily consisted of defending public and private entities in civil employment-related claims from the initial pleading stage through trial.  His background includes the defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and labor code violation claims.  Mr. Taylor also has considerable experience counseling employers on wage and hour issues, employee discipline matters, employee classification, reasonable accommodation issues and numerous legal compliance matters.   Mr. Taylor has also conducted internal employment-related investigations for public and private entity employers.  Since joining McCune & Harber, Mr. Taylor has focused extensively on private and public entity liability including labor and employment litigation in both state and federal courts.  In addition to public entity representation, Mr. Taylor’s practice also involves premises liability, student supervision and molestation matters.

Illustrative Professional Experience

  • Successfully obtained dismissals through demurrers and Motions for Summary Judgment on behalf of public and private entity clients on employment-related claims in matters involving wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and retaliation

  • Received a unanimous jury verdict in a retaliation and harassment case in Los Angeles Superior Court for a public entity fire department

  • Experience handing civil appeals before the California Courts of Appeal

  • Experience handling employment-related matters compelled to arbitration


“Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy” chapter for California Causes of Action by James Publishing.  (First Edition, December 1998 and First Revision November 1999)

Education and Admissions

University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science (1984)

Dean’s List

University of California Hastings College of the Law (1991)

U.S. District Court, Central District of California