Don A. Taylor was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on March 27, 1964, and admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1989. He received his education from Hendrix College (B.A. in 1986) and from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D. with High Honors in 1989). While in law school, he served as research editor of the University of Little Rock Law Journal, 1988-1989. He is a member of the Arkansas and Washington County Bar Associations and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, serving as the Arkansas State Chair in 2014. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, rated as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Arkansas by SuperLawyers for 2013 and listed currently in Best Lawyers in America.