Taylor Y. Moore-Willis



Taylor Moore-Willis focuses her practice on intellectual property and technology disputes, handling matters ranging from copyright and trademark issues to patent disputes. Taylor draws upon her extensive leadership experience, creativity, and discipline to energetically approach complex legal issues and provide perceptive advocacy for her clients.

After two-and-a-half years of practice with Robins Kaplan, Taylor completed a clerkship with The Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Taylor is deeply committed to the role mentorship plays in encouraging students of color to pursue a career in the law. In keeping with that commitment, Taylor served as a member of Robins Kaplan’s Race and Ethnic Diversity Working Group and served as the treasurer for the Minnesota Association of Black lawyers. Taylor serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Taylor graduated from Boston University School of Law where she served as a member of numerous organizations, including the Journal of Science and Technology Law, the Student Affairs Student Advisory Board, the Faculty Appointments Committee, and as the president of the Communications, Entertainment and Sports Law Association. Prior to entering law school, Taylor earned her Bachelor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan and competed as a member of the women’s track and field team.

In her free time, Taylor enjoys running, rock climbing, and transcribing jazz solos.

  • Boston University School of Law, Criminal Clinic, Defenders
  • Colorado Legal Services, Volunteer
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. (2017); Boston University School of Law Journal of Science and Technology Law, Submissions Editor (2016-2017), Second Year Editor (2015-2016)
  • University of Michigan, BMA in Jazz Studies, with honors (2014); University of Michigan Scholar Athlete, Sidley Prelaw Scholar 
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice  


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