Katie A. Taylor


Atlanta, GA
D 678.996.9022


Mercer Undergraduate, Bachelor of Arts, 2016

Mercer Law, Juris Doctorate, 2020

Interdisciplinary Teams

Accountants Liability

Real Estate


Kathleen (Katie) Taylor is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Atlanta office as part of the Government Law, Commercial Litigation, and Professional Liability practice groups. Before joining FMG, Katie practiced at a small firm specializing in local government law. At FMG, Katie continues to represent local governments in constitutional rights litigation involving zoning, land use, nuisance and inverse condemnation, and law enforcement use of force cases in federal and state court. Her experience in local government runs the gamut from condemnations, contract law, and constitutional law issues, and extends to magistrate court prosecutions and advising city and county officials in a wide array of matters. Katie is also a member of FMG’s Commercial Litigation practice group where she represents FMG’s commercial clients in various business and contract disputes.

Outside of the office, Katie is an avid beekeeper and aspiring amateur mycologist.

Bar Admissions

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals


Georgia Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Representative Cases & Clients
  • Represented county client in impoundment hearing before the office of state administrative hearings. Obtained favorable ruling – impoundment upheld by court as permissible under Title 4.
  • Obtained early dismissal of claims brought against municipality and police officer under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged violations of Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights and dismissal of state law claims for malicious prosecution related to prosecution for drug related charges. Superior Court of Fulton County, Case No. 2021CV356839.
  • Secured complete dismissal of all claims on early dispositive motions in high profile federal civil rights action brought against municipality and multiple officers for excessive force, false arrest, malicious prosecution, failure to train, and unconstitutional policy or practice in reference to use of a police K-9 to effect arrest. Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, Case No. 1:22-cv-02942-ELR.
  • Secured favorable defense ruling on motion for summary judgment for municipality in case brought by newspaper seeking attorney’s fees and injunctive relief under Georgia Open Records Act. Court granted municipality’s motion for summary judgment in entirety. Superior Court of Fulton County, Case No. 2023CV380049.
  • Represented mortgage brokerage company and employee in case alleging fraud, conspiracy, and crossclaim for conspiracy to trespass, tortious interference with business relationship, breach of fiduciary duty, and attorney’s fees. Despite entering case after clients’ statutory default, successfully opened default, obtained voluntary dismissal of plaintiff’s claims after winning motion to compel, and secured dismissal of crossclaims for de minimis sum after winning second motion to compel. State Court of Dekalb County, Case No. 22A03302.
  • Favorable ruling for municipality and municipal employees in action by plaintiffs seeking damages for RICO violations, conspiracy, fraud, theft by taking, inverse condemnation, theft by deception, nuisance, intentional infliction of emotional distress, personal injury, negligence, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees. Secured early dismissal of all claims on motion to dismiss. Superior Court of Cobb County, Case No. 22101198.
  • Obtained dismissal of notice of appeal of judgment in favor of client homeowner association. Superior Court of Cobb County, Case No. 19-1-0652-53.
  • Obtained consent judgment with no settlement payment in case by homeowner against client condominium association in which homeowner brought counterclaims against association. Superior Court of Dekalb County, Case No. 21CV10680.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims on early dispositive motion in case brought by pro se plaintiff for damages under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged constitutional violations related to state court prosecution for obstruction and various traffic offenses. Northern District of Georgia, Newnan Division, Case No. 3:23-cv-0130-TCB.
  • Secured dismissal of all claims by pro se plaintiff in action alleging violations of civil rights. Magistrate Court of Fulton County, Case No. 22MS163715.
  • Represented petitioner seeking temporary protective order in pro bono case involving domestic violence. Obtained consent order in which respondent consented to protective order with all requested stipulations.
Awards and Recognition