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Stephen Taylor

Burns, Taylor, Heckemeyer & Green
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Stephen Taylor
Burns, Taylor, Heckemeyer & Green

Steve Taylor practices primarily in the area of worker’s compensation and personal injury. 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 1980 he served in the United States Army, active duty 1972-1973, where he began his law practice, and retired in 1980 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 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 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, Chairman Sikeston Veteran’s Park Committee, and President Sikeston Lions Club. 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 and Sikeston Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Taylor presently serves on the Board of Municipal Utilities for the City of Sikeston and is Chairman of Sikeston Veteran’s Park.

He lives in Sikeston with his wife, Pat. They have two children and five grandchildren.

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