Holly E Taylor

Holly E Taylor

  • Adjunct Professor -- Legal Writing Program

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Holly Taylor serves as a staff attorney for the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, Texas. She focuses on pressing matters before the Court. Before moving to her current position, Holly served as an assistant district attorney with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office for approximately fourteen years. The bulk of those years were spent in the appellate division writing appellate briefs and petitions for discretionary review, responding to writs of habeas corpus, delivering oral arguments, and assisting trial prosecutors with legal questions. In 2010, Holly transferred to an assistant district attorney position in the Public Integrity Unit of the District Attorney’s Office.  In this position, she participated in the prosecution of crime and fraud involving governmental and nonprofit entities. Prior to taking the position with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, Holly held a staff attorney position in the capital section of the Court of Criminal Appeals, where she worked on death penalty cases.

Before practicing law in Austin, Holly earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Art and Art History from Rice University in Houston, a Master of Public Affairs from the L.B.J. School of Public Affairs in Austin, and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin.