Before Taylor Rex Robertson came to OCU Law, he developed a unique interest in the history and theory of wine and viticulture. After graduating from law school in 2014, in addition to taking a position at Haynes and Boone’s Dallas, he took that interest to the next level.
At Haynes and Boone, Robertson practices a wide range of commercial litigation representing plaintiffs and defendants in Texas courts, including disputes over contracts, franchising, distribution, food and beverage, intellectual property, insurance, real estate, and bankruptcy. He also has experience in appellate court and federal courts outside of Texas. His pro bono clients include residential tenants and terminated employees.
In addition to serving clients at Haynes and Boone, Taylor is the vice-chair of the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition and serves as one of the lead case writers for the annual statewide competition.
But back to that interest that sparked while he was working at The Mantel Wine Bar & Bistro in Bricktown prior to law school.
That passion for wine and viticulture led Taylor to become a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. In fact, he received the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 3 Award in Wine with distinction, the highest level of recognition. Recently, he won the 2019 U.S. Open Blind Tasting Competition. In October of last year, he even represented the United States in the World Wine Tasting Competition held in France.
But even after his world-class wine experiences abroad, the best way for him to enjoy his favorite glass of wine is with his wife, on the couch next to their four-pound dog named Booger.