Having grown up with a parent who was an educator, then a principal and superintendent, Taylor Hunter truly understands her clients’ needs. Taylor offers her education and employment clients not only knowledgeable counsel and consistent communication– even attending to requests in the evenings and on weekends – but also a calming presence during stressful circumstances.
Focusing her employment law practice in the area of education law, with an emphasis on employment, student disability matters and contract negotiations, Taylor uses her problem-solving skills to advocate on behalf of superintendents, school boards and teachers for the betterment of those communities.
Taylor provides a broad range of legal services to primary, secondary, and post-secondary public and private schools. She has represented school corporations on matters pertaining to teacher and student discipline, discrimination complaints, sports and other extra-curricular issues, termination issues, policy and handbook issues, and civil litigation. She also leads labor negotiations for school systems.
Taylor’s practice also covers virtually all areas of labor and employment law, including representing clients at all levels of proceedings pertaining to wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, ADEA, Section 1981, FMLA, FLSA, ERISA, USERRA, WARN and OSHA claims before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and city and police boards.
She has represented clients in state and federal courts through various stages of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling to alternative dispute resolution. She has also represented clients before a variety of administrative agencies including the EEOC, Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC), Indiana Employment Education Relations Board (IEERB) , Indiana department of Education, and the Fort Wayne Human Rights Commission.
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Taylor gained experience as an associate with an Indianapolis-based law firm, and she also worked for a startup company.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board member, Youth Opportunity Foundation
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Member, Indiana Council of School Attorneys
Volunteer, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Guardian Ad Litem, Kids' Voice of Indiana