Clyde Taylor


Clyde Taylor focuses on dispute resolution matters for Wagenmaker & Oberly's diverse group of tax-exempt organizations and other clients. He assists clients with resolving a myriad of dispute-related issues involving nonprofit governance, contracts, fundraising, federal taxes, real estate ownership and usage, and intellectual property. During his time at Wagenmaker & Oberly, Clyde has litigated multiple cases to successful judgments for the firm’s clients and negotiated several other cases to a favorable settlement.

Clyde began practicing law with Wagenmaker & Oberly in 2019. He previously worked at a nonprofit litigation firm in Milwaukee, through which he advocated for public interest clients' freedom of speech, religious liberty, and economic rights. He played a key role in the firm's lawsuit, McAdams v. Marquette, which successfully defended Professor John McAdams’ constitutional right to freedom of speech and his contractual right of academic freedom before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Clyde graduated from Notre Dame Law School, where he was a member of the Journal of Legislation and served as President of the school's Christian Legal Society chapter. His legal background also includes a summer with the Thomas More Society in Chicago, a public interest law firm.

Prior to attending law school, Clyde worked in the United States Senate where he handled national security, military, and veterans' issues for Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. Clyde started his career in the United States Air Force, serving ten years on active duty and retiring in 2016 after twenty-eight years of service on active duty and in the Air Force Reserve.

Professional Involvement
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  • Christian Legal Society
  • Board Member, Chicago Metro Chapter, Christian Legal Society
  • The Federalist Society
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Community Involvement
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  • Board of Directors, Barnabas House, Milwaukee, WI (2017-Present)
Speaking Engagements
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Adjunct teaching engagements
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JD, Notre Dame Law School, cum laude
MA, George Washington University
BS, Carnegie Mellon University

Bar Admissions

South Carolina
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Northern District of Illinois
Professional Involvement
Community Involvement
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