Taylore Karpa Schollard

617.267.2300

Experience

Taylore maintains a robust insurance coverage and varied general litigation practice. Clients know Taylore to be a skilled advocate in and out of the courtroom, who is dedicated, responsive, and conscientious. She has been recognized as a "Massachusetts Rising Star" by Super Lawyers every year since 2018 and is listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Taylore specializes in counseling insurers on policy interpretation and claims handling practices as well as litigating complex coverage disputes locally and across the United States. Her experience spans across a broad range of coverage forms, including reinsurance, commercial property, commercial general liability, builders risk, time element, and personal lines. Taylore’s insurance practice often involves coverage issues at the forefront of emerging trends in the industry. Most recently, this has included COVID-19 claims. She is well-versed in defending insurers against bad faith allegations and has also successfully represented insurers in appraisal and arbitration proceedings.   

Taylore also counsels and represents non-insurer clients in general business litigation matters, at all phases of a dispute. Her case history includes representation of companies in the financial services, healthcare, product testing, and construction industry, as well as individuals.

Represented Liberty Mutual in a coverage dispute involving a sewage backup that damaged an insured’s home. The case concerned a water damage exclusion that used the phrase “escape or overflow” in lieu of the more common “backup.” Such an exclusion had not yet been interpreted by any court in the nation. The matter was resolved when the U.S. District Court, District of Maine, granted summary judgment in favor of our client.

Over four Massachusetts bench trial verdicts received on behalf of insurers in actions involving residential property coverage disputes and/or allegations of unfair and deceptive insurance practices. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer in Massachusetts declaratory judgment action seeking a declaration that the insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured or any other party for property damage sustained to a Massachusetts hospital during a large-scale construction project. The court held that the insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify because coverage was excluded under the unambiguous terms of the business risk exclusions contained in the commercial general liability policy of insurance. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained dismissal of G.L. c. 93A/176D claim (bad faith) against insurer in Massachusetts suit involving a dispute over the availability of coverage under an income benefits policy of insurance. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Defended insurer in multi-day Reference proceeding regarding the value of damage sustained to a condominium as a result of the infiltration of water. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Defended insurer in arbitration proceeding in dispute over replacement cost following property damage to a building owned and used by a fraternal organization. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Super Lawyers 2021
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021-2022 editions)
  • Named a "Massachusetts Rising Star," Super Lawyers (2018-2021)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Education
  • New England Law | Boston, J.D., cum laude (2015)
  • Northeastern University, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude (2011)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association 
  • Womens Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Property Insurance Law Committee 2019 Spring Conference, “Evolution: Property Insurance Law from Cargo to Crypto”
    American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Austin, TX (May 9, 2019)
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