David A. Simpson

David A. Simpson of Riley Pope & Laney is an attorney in Charlotte, NC. He manages the North Carolina office of the firm, where he represents creditors in default servicing matters. Mr. Simpson graduated cum laude from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has practiced real property and default services law with the firms of Simpson & Loflin, PLLC, David A. Simpson, PC, The Hutchens Law Firm, and The Hunoval Law Firm, PLLC, prior to joining Riley Pope & Laney, LLC.

Mr. Simpson is a member of the North Carolina Bar and Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts and the United States District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina. Mr. Simpson, his wife Jill, and their two girls reside in Waxhaw, North Carolina.

M. McMullen Taylor

Mullen Taylor represents clients in the areas of municipal law, environmental and water law, land use and conservation law, nonprofit law, civil litigation, and appellate practice. Mullen enjoyed a twelve-year career in public administration before entering the practice of law in 2005. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Arts from Columbia College, and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, Mullen served as Associate Editor of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal, and as a law clerk for South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges. Prior to joining Riley Pope & Laney, she practiced law at Willoughby & Hoefer, PA, McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC, her own successful solo practice, and as Senior Assistant City Attorney at the City of Columbia.

Mullen has been recognized by her peers in Best Lawyers in America for her high caliber of work in the area of water law. In 2015, Mullen was recognized as a Legal Elite of the Midlands by Columbia Business Monthly and in 2018, she was recognized by Columbia Regional Business Report as a Woman of Influence. She is admitted to practice in South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the United States Supreme Court. Mullen has attained a Martindale-Huibbell peer-rating of AV Preeminent, demonstrating a high level of professional competence and ethical standing in the legal profession.