About Carl Taylor, Esq.


Carl A. Taylor III is an experienced attorney with deep routes in Central New Jersey.   Carl’s practice emphasizes the representation of government entities and particularly in Central New Jersey.  Carl has created this website to blog on relevant appellate decisions and news impacting government entity law in New Jersey.

Carl’s practice emphasizes the representation of government entities in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters.  Carl currently serves as the appointed municipal prosecutor of Flemington Borough and Kingwood Township and Milford Borough Joint Court. Carl has also previously served as the Municipal Prosecutor of South Bound Brook Borough and as the Municipal Public Defender of Middlesex Borough. From 2014-2017 (prior to leaving to start his solo law firm), Carl served as Deputy County Counsel for the County of Somerset, was partner to the law firm of Cooper, Cottell & Taylor, LLC, and served as counsel to the Somerset County Agriculture Development Board and Somerset County Construction Board of Appeals.  Carl has represented government entities, businesses, and private individuals in a myriad of litigation matters before New Jersey’s superior courts, appellate courts, administrative courts, and federal courts.  Carl has presented to government employees on issues such as employment discrimination law and public employees and the New Jersey Right to Farm Act.  Carl has successfully represented government entities in appeals and trial court matters addressing issue such as the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”), Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”), bid disputes, public employee law, condemnation actions and Title 59/public entity liability defense. Carl is available to use his extensive experience to represent your borough or town as a borough attorney, labor counsel, special/conflict counsel, municipal prosecutor, in individual litigation matters or as otherwise needed.  Carl’s primary website can be found at www.carltaylorlaw.com.  Carl’s other areas of practice include divorce and family law and general litigation.

Carl resides locally in Flemington, Hunterdon County with his Wife, two daughters, and overzealous Rough Collie.  In Carl’s rare downtime he enjoys reading presidential biographies and hiking and backpacking, having section hiked over three hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail and every mile of the “A.T.” in New Jersey.

Carl has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for State, Local, and Municipal law in 2015, 2016, and 2017.*  Carl is ranked as a 10.0 attorney by Avvo.*

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey (2009)
  • Pennsylvania (2009 – currently inactive)
  • United States District Court, Federal District of New Jersey (2009)
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals (2015)


  • Rutgers School of Law (J.D., 2009)
  • Saint Joseph’s University (B.A., 2006)


  • Somerset County Bar Association (Trustee, 2013-2017, Co-Chair of Young Lawyer’s Division, 2010-2012; 2014, Member- Family Practice Committee);
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Member – Government, Public Sector and Public Interests Lawyer Committee).
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association (Member)
  • Volunteers as Panelist for Somerset County Divorce Early Settlement Panel  (“ESP Panel”)

Outside Publications 

Primary Website


Representative Matters/Media***

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