Michael Taylor has served as Reservation Attorney for the Tulalip Tribes in Washington State since 1994. He also serves as General Counsel for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw (2001-present). Taylor has played an instrumental role in the establishment and growth of the Tulalip Tribes' Quil Ceda Village, which currently employs more than 4,500 people. Taylor's previous positions include Reservation Attorney for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (1982-1996), General Counsel of Indian Pueblo Legal Services (1978-1982), and Reservation Attorney of the Quinault Nation (1973-1983). He received his juris doctorate degree from the University of California-Davis in 1969 and was the Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at Howard University from 1971-1973.