Taylor Goodnight
(704) 879-3147

227 West 4th Street, Suite 318
Charlotte, NC 28202



A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, Taylor has been working in the criminal defense field since her Freshman year of college. She went to law school specifically to become a criminal defense attorney. While there, she interned at the Washington D.C. Public Defender Service, North Carolina’s Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and the Public Defender offices of Orange, Chatham and Wake counties. Taylor was the President of UNC Law’s Mock Trial Team, and a board member of both the student Innocence Project and the Death Penalty Project. She also served as a student attorney in UNC’s yearlong Youth Justice Clinic, and she completed over 200 hours of pro bono service while in school.

Taylor now primarily focuses her work in state District Court, effectively representing clients on charges such as speeding, underage drinking, possession of marijuana, and assault. She defends delinquency clients in Mecklenburg County Juvenile Court, and also assists Chris Fialko in many federal criminal cases in the Western District of North Carolina.

Taylor is passionate about providing zealous and thorough representation in all cases, no matter the client or the charge. 


  • UNC Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D. with Honors,
  • UNC Chapel Hill, B.A. in Political Science with Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina 
  • United States District Court, Western District of NC

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Bar Association