About Carl Taylor Law, LLC

To learn more about the firm, visit Carl Taylor Law’s primary website at www.carltaylorlaw.com.  Below is information regarding the firm’s attorneys and practice in the area of local government law.

Carl Taylor Law, LLC Firm Attorneys:

Carl Taylor III, Esq.

Carl A. Taylor III, the firm principal, is an experienced attorney with deep roots 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, the Kingwood Township and Milford Borough Joint Court, the Bedminster, Bernardsville and Peapack & Gladstone Shared Court, and the Borough of Raritan. 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 

  • The Quill (Municipal Clerks’ Association of New Jersey) – When an OPRA Requestor Steps over the Line (2017)
  • New Jersey Law Journal – “OPRA Law Comes of Age” (2017, co-authored with Francesco Taddeo, Esq.)

Primary Website


Representative Matters/Media***

*The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawvers.com/about/selection process detail.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.”

Miles Winder III, Esq.

Effective January 1, 2018 Mr. Miles Winder III has become “Of Counsel” to Carl Taylor Law, LLC. Mr. Winder is a former President of the New Jersey State Bar Association (2015-2016), a former Municipal Court Judge, a Member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Operations, and a current and former Municipal Court Prosecutor in various municipalities in Central New Jersey. Mr. Winder has maintained a practice in Bernardsville, New Jersey since 1994 and has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1972. Mr. Winder will bring his years of experience to consult with Carl Taylor Law and to assist Carl in the representation of local government law/prosecuting legal matters and other matters for the firm.

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