On December 21, 2023, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated attorney Frederick F. Taylor to the practice of law.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Frederick F. Taylor” with case number PDJ2023-9092-R.

According to a Final Judgment and Order issued on September 25, 2023, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge accepted an Agreement for Discipline by Consent between the State Bar of Arizona and Mr. Taylor, resolving a matter with a probable cause order but no formal complaint. Taylor admitted violating Arizona Supreme Court Rules, facing a 60-day suspension, cost payment to the State Bar, and a two-year probation with specified terms.

Allegedly, Taylor, representing the Tempe Woman’s Club, lent money to a board member for a property purchase without disclosing it, later representing her in litigation against TWC despite being named a defendant. A judgment of $162,500 was entered against Taylor after a bench trial, and he committed to satisfying it during probation.

Taylor filed an Application for Reinstatement pursuant to Rule 64(e)(2)(A) of the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court. This rule allows for suspended attorneys seeking reinstatement to the active practice of law.

The State Bar advised in this matter that it had no objection to Mr. Taylor’s reinstatement. As such, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge issued the Order reinstating him as an active member of the Arizona Bar effective December 25, 2023.

However, the Order noted that Mr. Taylor’s reinstatement is subject to the terms of probation that were set out in the September 25 Final Judgment and Order.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Taylor is a litigation attorney in Chandler, Arizona. He attended the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He acquired his law license in Arizona in 1984.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.