Warren obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of Michigan Law School in 1981, and obtained his license in Texas in October, 1981. He began his career as an associate at Butler, Binion, Rice, Cook & Knapp (later Butler & Binion) where he had the privilege of being the last associate who worked for Frank J. Knapp before his retirement. Warren left Butler & Binion in 1986 to form Floyd, Taylor & Riley, where he was a partner for nine years. He started Taylor & Taylor (now Taylor, Taylor & Russell) in 1995.
Since 1992, Warren has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. He has frequently been selected by his peers as a “Super-Lawyer.”
He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is a member of the Insurance Law and Litigation Sections of the State Bar of Texas.
Twenty-three years civil litigation and appellate experience including first and third party insurance defense, with special emphasis on fraudulent insurance claims and issues particular to insurance claims associated with estates; products liability, toxic tort, medical malpractice, prosecution and defense of premises liability cases including liquor liability; also prosecution and defense of employment discrimination cases.
Attorney at Law
- Courtroom Experience
- Active litigation practice since November 1992, including a wide variety of commercial business, collections, contract disputes, DTPA, construction, “bad faith” insurance claims, receiverships, real estate and personal injury. Over sixty civil cases tried to verdict.
- Filed and briefed numerous cases in State and Federal courts of appeals.
Civil litigation primarily in personal injury trial law representing local self insured businesses and individuals, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in a wide variety of disputes including wrongful death, personal injury, deceptive trade practices, premises liability, contract and commercial disputes.
Over twenty (20) years litigation and trial experience in complex civil and commercial litigation. Practice involves primarily arbitration, litigation and appeal of personal injury, construction and commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis in construction and business disputes. Extensive experience and representation in claims, arbitrations and litigation involving professional malpractice claims, including accountants, architects, attorneys, engineers, healthcare professionals, insurance agents, land surveyors and real estate agents.
Representation of business owners, investors and shareholders in business organization, business dissolutions and other business disputes. Representation involving environmental compliance, toxic tort and related environmental matters; defense of EEOC and employment litigation matters on behalf of employers; litigation of claims involving the Deceptive Trade Practices – Consumer Protection Act and the Texas Insurance Code.
Attorney and Counselor
Ernest received an A.B. in Economics in 1987 from the University of Chicago. He then worked in the Finance industry for three (3) years before enrolling in the University of Houston Law Center. Ernest obtained his Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude in 1993 and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in November of 1993.
Ernest began his legal career at Wells & Henry where he focused on defending Deceptive Trade Practices claims and creditor’s rights. In 1997, Ernest joined Butler Binion where he focused on legal malpractice defense; Ernest became a partner at Butler Binion in 1999. In 2000, Ernest joined Glast, Phillips & Murray.