Steve Taylor practices primarily in the area of worker’s compensation and personal injury law. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Sikeston High School, Southeast Missouri State University and received his law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
From 1970 to 1981 he served in the United States Army, active duty 1972-1973, where he began his law practice, and retired in 1981 at the rank of Captain.
Mr. Taylor has been active in the practice of law in the Sikeston area since 1973 with extensive jury and non-jury trial experience. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; has served the Missouri Bar as a Disciplinary Hearing Officer; and has served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri. He is presently a member of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group, the Missouri Bar Workers’ Compensation Committee, the American Association of Justice, The National Trial Lawyers, the Scott County Bar, and Missouri Bar Association.
Mr. Taylor has been a lecturer at continuing legal education programs for the Missouri Bar Association on matters involving workers’ compensation law. He is admitted to practice in state courts in the State of Missouri and in US courts for the Eastern District of Missouri, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Mr. Taylor has been active in his community as former President of the Sikeston Jaycees, President of Young Democratic Clubs of Missouri, Commissioner Sikeston Little League Football Program, President Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Board, United Way Board, Chairman American Legion Boys State and Girls State and American Legion Baseball. He was District Chairman Boy Scouts of America, Chairman Local Ducks Unlimited, Council Commissioner Boy Scouts of America, State Trustee and National Committee Member Ducks Unlimited, Council Trustee Boy Scouts of America, President Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, President Sikeston Lions Club and Chairman of the Board of Municipal Utilities for the City of Sikeston. Mr. Taylor has received numerous honors for his service, including the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award, Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award, Sikeston Park Committee Honors Board, Sikeston Lions Melvin Jones Fellow, Sikeston High School Wall of Fame, Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Association Distinguished Service Award, and Sikeston Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2022, Mr. Taylor was inducted into the Missouri Veterans Hall of Fame; honored as a Missouri Lawyers Icon; and recognized as a Top 25 National Workers Compensation Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Taylor presently serves as the Chairman of Sikeston Veteran’s Park.
He lives in Sikeston with his wife, Pat. They have two children and six grandchildren.