G.F. Taylor’s son, Harold J. Taylor, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1925. He joined his father in the practice of law in Effingham, Illinois, under the firm name of Taylor & Taylor. G.F. Taylor died in 1945. Under the leadership of Harold J. Taylor, the law firm of Taylor & Taylor grew to a four-lawyer firm, which included A. Leonard Anderson, George Dehn, and Carl Becker, who later became circuit judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Chester, Illinois.
In 1961, Harold J. Taylor's son, Thomas F. Taylor, a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, joined the firm. In 1974, Michael R. Weber joined the firm of Taylor & Taylor. Harold J. Taylor died in 1975. In 1983, Mr. Weber was appointed Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
Dale F. Wolff, Bruce A. Burkey, and James J. Eder – practicing under the firm name of Dale F. Wolff & Associates, P.C. – merged with Taylor & Taylor in 1983 following the untimely death of Thomas F. Taylor at the age of 48. The new firm was incorporated as Taylor and Wolff P.C., and later changed its name to Taylor, Wolff, Burkey & Eder P.C. The firm added Lou J. Viverito in 1985 and Henry J. Stephens in 1987. Thereafter, the firm has been known as Taylor Law Offices PC.
Matthew R. Hortenstine and Christopher A. Koester became affiliated with the firm in 1995 and 2001, respectively. In 2001, James J. Eder was appointed as Associate Judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Henry J. Stephens retired in 2003. Tracy A. Willenborg joined the firm in 2003. Aaron C. Jones and Aaron K. Leonard were hired as associates in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Taylor Law Offices currently has locations in Effingham, Flora, and Springfield, Illinois.
Tracy A. Willenborg joined the firm in August of 2003. In early 2009 Aaron Jones was hired as an associate and late 2010 Aaron Leonard joined the attorneys at Taylor Law. The most recent associate attorneys to join the litigation department at Taylor Law are Kristen Flood in 2016 and Kara Wade in 2017.