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.