Dennis C. Taylor

Dennis C. Taylor leads investment-related and large-scale litigation. He regularly provides advice and assistance to businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations on a wide range of issues, including governance and structure, business transactions, employment, and government relations. He is licensed to practice law in West Virginia and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in numerous other jurisdictions.

Dennis is a graduate of Marshall University, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He received his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Prior to joining FSC, Dennis served as Vice Chancellor for Administration for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System and as Chief of Staff for the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. As Vice Chancellor, he oversaw finance and facilities, legal services, financial aid, human resources, technology, and other functions for 21 public higher education institutions.

Dennis currently serves as an adjunct professor at Marshall University where he has taught honors public speaking, legal communication, and leadership.

Outside of work, Dennis spends time running high school and college speech and debate tournaments. He also has been a member of the West Virginia Library Commission since 2010.

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • Marshall University, M.A.
  • Marshall University, B.A.


  • West Virginia State Bar


  • Served as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judges Joseph R. Goodwin and Robert C. Chambers