Sacramento County Bar Foundation Centennial Fellow


Sacramento County Bar Foundation Centennial Fellows are attorneys at the pinnacle of achievement who, through distinguished professional accomplishment, substantial civic involvement and philanthropy, have earned a legacy as pillars of the Sacramento legal community. As part of the Sacramento County Bar Association’s 100-year anniversary celebration, the Foundation has worked diligently to identify candidates to be recognized as Centennial Fellows. The following are attorneys suitable to be recognized as preeminent leaders in the community. All of these Fellows are members of the Sacramento County Bar Association.


Timothy M. Taylor

Timothy M. Taylor is a distinguished attorney in the Sacramento office of Stoel Rives. His practice focuses on development, permitting, and environmental review for a range of projects, including renewable energy, commercial, residential, and general industrial. Taylor also represents public agency clients on planning, zoning, and development issues. He has served as special land use counsel to cities, counties, and special purpose districts throughout the state. Taylor has over 30 years of legal experience and has tried dozens of Superior Court and appellate cases. Taylor has also dealt extensively with a wide range of federal environmental laws.

Taylor served as the managing partner for the firm’s four California offices from 2009 to 2014 and was a member of the Executive Committee and Compensation Committee, as well as other firm leadership committees for much of that time. He currently chairs the firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He was selected as the Sacramento Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and as Sacramento Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and 2015 by Best Lawyers®.

Tim was a founding board member of Sacramento’s homegrown Nehemiah Corporation of America.  In 2014, Tim completed two terms as an elected Trustee for the Davis Joint Unified School District.

Taylor has taught a course focused on land use and environmental law at the UC Davis School of Law for the past 25 years. Taylor was a founding board member of Sacramento’s homegrown Nehemiah Corporation of America.  In 2014, Taylor completed two terms as an elected Trustee for the Davis Joint Unified School District.  He currently serves on the board of the California Law and Policy Center, and in various other community roles. He and his wife, Kelli, who is an Assistant United States Attorney, have four children, the oldest two of whom have graduated from law school and now work as litigators in San Francisco.  Outside of work, Taylor is passionate about international travel, fishing, and Major League baseball.

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