Spotlight on Ann Taylor
Ann’s decision to attend the UC School of Law was made several years after receiving her B.A. from Miami University, during which she worked for the U.S. Government. She took the LSAT four years before she pulled the trigger to apply to UC, choosing UC because of the personal attention she was given in the application process and the cost effective education.
While attending law school, Ann was a member and an Editor of the Law Review and received her J.D. magna cum laude in 1992. Ann was involved with the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights at UC and ultimately received a fellowship. After graduation and moving to Chicago, one of her UC professors put her in touch with a DePaul law professor who was working with the UN Special Commission on Bosnian War Crimes. Ann became a volunteer - pro bono work - spending evenings and weekends assembling information and evidence for the Commission.
Ann, who is Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Aviation Practice Group, began her affiliation with the firm during her second year of law school when she secured a Summer Associate position with the predecessor firm Lord Bissell & Brook . She began properly right after law school in 1992 and has been there ever since. She notes that she is at a firm with people with a lot of education pedigrees and she is convinced that the education she received at UC was equal to or better than that of her colleagues.
This quality education is one of the reasons Ann chose to make a gift during the Proudly Cincinnati Capital Campaign. When she asked where her money could be put to the best use, she was told that the University needed significant funds toward the rebuilding of the law school. The Chicagoans for Cincy! and future law students and faculty thank Ann for her generous support of the building fund.
Ann will use that quality education as she begins trial on one of her largest and most challenging cases - representing the company that conducted pre-board passenger screening for American Airlines in connection with the terrorist attacks on September 11th.
Ann returns to Cincinnati to visit friends from law school and attend reunions. Also, Ann and her husband Steve, who is a lifelong fan of the Reds and Bengals, go to games occasionally. Steve is also a lawyer, although he attended that school in Columbus as an undergraduate and the University of Illinois Law School. Thanks, Ann, for all you do for UC and for the Chicagoans for Cincy!