Taylor Rodney Marks

Litigation and Personal Injury Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email trmarks@wardandsmith.com
910.794.4839 Fax 910.794.4877
Post Office Box 7068, Wilmington, NC 28406-7068

Taylor's practice focuses on a broad range of litigation matters, with an emphasis on personal injury and wrongful death claims in cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and product liability, among other areas.

Additionally, a portion of Taylor's practice is dedicated to trusts and estates litigation and business litigation.

In 2020, Taylor was a Ward and Smith summer associate. Prior to joining Ward and Smith, Taylor served as a judicial intern for Chief Judge Linda McGee of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.


  • J.D., with honors, The University of North Carolina School of Law, 2021; North Carolina Law Review, Volume 99, Managing Editor; Eugene Gressman & Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award, 2019
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Appalachian State University, 2018

Honors and Distinctions

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice NEXT Program, Class of 2023

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Board of Young Professionals of Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, board member
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), Young Lawyers Division, Education Co-Chair

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2021
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234

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