Taylor O’Neal joined the San Diego, California, offices of Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group as an associate in 2021. Ms. O’Neal knew she wanted to become an attorney by the time she was eight years old. A desire to make a difference in people’s lives compelled her to embark on her legal journey. A deep and abiding respect for the environment and keeping people safe from harm eventually led her to Baron & Budd.
Ms. O’Neal received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2016. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Honors Psychology Program, and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She lives by her alma mater’s motto, “A Choice to Change the World.”
Ms. O’Neal graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2019. As a law student, she was President of the Black Law Students Association and a member of the Mock Trial team. While in law school, she worked at an international corporate and securities litigation firm, where she was a participant in the San Diego Diversity Fellowship Program. Ms. O’Neal also worked as a law clerk doing plaintiff-side workers’ compensation and civil litigation. It was during this time that she realized just how meaningful her interactions could be with clients who needed fair and just representation against irresponsible employers and behemoth corporations.
In her spare time, Ms. O’Neal enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling. She also loves spending time with her family, especially her younger brother and sister.