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Meet our Team Players

Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor


Mr. Taylor grew up hunting, fishing and riding horses & motorcyles on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Jason traveled to Avon, Connecticut to attend high school at Avon Old Farms School.

Larry Serbin

Larry Serbin


I grew up in central Pennsylvania before attending Ohio University in Athens, OH. Following college, I worked as a web developer before deciding to move to Denver, CO.

Gary Swinkey

Gary Swinkey


Gary Swinkey is licensed by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board. He is a member of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators.

Marie loves spending time with her grandchildren. Enjoys hiking, walking on the beach and campfires.

Lillian Kanipe – Claims Manager

Personal Injury

Eileen enjoys spending time with her daughter & son, reading, gardening, vacationing and walking.

Eileen Desimone – Case Manager

Personal Injury & Property Damage

Tracey is married with three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and dancing.

Tracy Teno – Case Manager

Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, & Medical Malpractice on behalf of the Plaintiff

She enjoys golf and spending time with her family.

Tracy Roberts – Case Manager

Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability

I enjoy boating on the lake, going to the beach, watching football (Sports mom as well), shopping, and spending time with my family!

Sherry Deal – Paralegal / Case Coordinator

Laura is married and enjoys traveling, reading and gardening in her spare time.

Laura Gibbons - Finance Manager

Customer Service, Bookkeeping, and Team Management

At Avon, an all boys boarding school, Jason enjoyed playing lacrosse and football while still actively hunting and fishing.

Following Avon Old Farm School, Jason traveled to upstate New York and attended Hobart College in Geneva, NY. Getting more serious about his studies and wanting to get out of the northern cold, Jason completed the four year curriculum in three years and made his way to American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., where he graduated with honors. Jason began his law career in 1993 in Charlotte, NC and started a new firm in the spring of 1996.

In April, 2005, Jason left the firm he co-founded and started the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor with offices in Charlotte and Hickory. The firm has grown to include offices in Asheville, Winston-Salem and Concord. Jason has argued a wide variety of cases in North Carolina courts including but not limited to: Wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, breach of contract and criminal cases. Jason has argued cases in counties throughout North Carolina and has given oral arguments to both the North Carolina Industrial Commission as well as the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Jason has been recognized by his peers and earned the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been certified by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy. Jason is licensed to practice before all North Carolina Courts and the Middle and Western Federal districts of NC as well as Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Jason has also been nominated and serves as a VP of North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly NC Assoc of Trial Lawyers) as well as on their Board of Governors and executive committee.

Jason has narrowed his practice to civil cases resulting in serious injuries and death caused by: Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Worker’s Compensation, Auto & Trucking cases and Motorcycle Collisions. Professional Memberships include: Mecklenburg Trial Lawyers Association (past president), American Association of Justice, North Carolina Advocates For Justice, North Carolina Bar Association, Southern Trial Lawyers Association as well as Catawba and Mecklenburg Bar Association. Jason has also enjoyed teaching Continuing Legal Education and being a coach and judge in Wade Edwards’s mock trial competitions for high school students.

Non professional memberships include Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, American Motorcyclist Association, Harley Owners Group (Charlotte, Hickory), Concerned Bikers Association, Bikers for Bikers Foundation and Motorcycle Riders Foundation.

Personal Life:

Jason is married to Andie Taylor and has two fabulous step-children, Jack and Katie. The Taylor family lives on a farm with their four dogs. Jason enjoys time with the family reading, hunting and riding his Harleys.

In Denver, I worked in the trucking industry as a broker before I attended the University of Denver for graduate school. I received a Master’s degree in management from the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver. Following grad school, I moved to northern California where I again worked in the trucking industry. While in California, I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in law. I decided to move back to Ohio, where I attended Capital University Law School in Columbus, OH. While in law school, I won the first-year Moot Court Competition and I was also a member of the Capital Law Review and Moot Court Board. During my 2nd and 3rd years of law school, I worked at a Columbus firm that handled workers’ compensation, personal injury, and social security disability. Despite an offer of employment with that firm, I decided to move back to North Carolina, where the rest of my family has lived since 1995. After passing the North Carolina Bar Exam, I worked as a document review attorney. During that time, I also co-founded a Social Security disability firm. In 2009, Bridgman & Serbin opened its doors and began representing disability claimants throughout the Carolinas. In 2014, after representing hundreds of disability clients, I decided to join the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor so that I could focus on personal injury and workers’ compensation.

Personal Life:

I am married with two children. When not being forced to watch the Disney Channel, I enjoy sports (especially Penn State and Steelers football), traveling, and poker.

Mr. Swinkey is a retired Supervisory Special Agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

He served at FBI Headquarters as the FBI Department of Defense (DoD) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) International Counter-Proliferation Program Manager. His FBI experience includes Assistant WMD Coordinator, Special Event Planning, Evidence Response Team, 15 years Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), investigating Narcotics matters, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, and Counter-Terrorism.

Gary’s investigative network enables him to access and use investigators and their resources throughout the United States and abroad.