Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day? To empower those who are currently and formerly incarcerated in actualizing their inherent goodness and potential—which the criminal justice system denies at every turn—and to help individuals reunite and remain with their family members, loved ones and communities upon release.

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

To empower those who are currently and formerly incarcerated in actualizing their inherent goodness and potential—which the criminal justice system denies at every turn—and to help individuals reunite and remain with their family members, loved ones and communities upon release.

K.C. Taylor

Staff attorney

K.C. is a Staff Attorney at Root & Rebound.

She received her J.D. in 2011 from University of San Francisco School of Law.

While at the University of San Francisco School of Law, K.C. worked with death row inmates at the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, represented individuals facing criminal prosecution with USF’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic, and advocated for the abolishment of California’s death penalty with the ACLU of Northern California as a death penalty policy intern.

Following law school, K.C. worked as a fellow with the Mississippi Innocence Project and focused on exposing forensic fraud in Mississippi’s criminal justice system. She co-authored a law review article based on her fellowship work entitled “CSI Mississippi: The Cautionary Tale of Mississippi’s Medico-Legal History,” published in the Mississippi Law Journal. She also worked as a staff attorney on the Criminal Central Staff at the California Supreme Court, where she advised the Court on whether to exercise discretionary review concerning criminal law issues presented in petitions for review.

Prior to joining Root & Rebound, K.C. was a state-appointed criminal defense attorney, representing individuals in their criminal appeals. She is looking forward to arguing one of her cases before the California Supreme Court within the next year.

K.C. received her B.A. in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio. She is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California.

In her free time, K.C. often finds herself rushing to a yoga or meditation class, planning travel adventures that rarely come to fruition, and celebrating even the smallest milestones of her son.

Contact me at kctaylor@rootandrebound.org