About Peggy Taylor
Professionally, I serve as Senior Litigation Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation. In that capacity, I litigate immigration cases in the Federal Courts of Appeal throughout the United States and mentor other attorneys in the office who do the same work. I also serve in a number of different roles in the Section – Division Chair of the Diversity Division, Deputy to the Diversity Officer, and member of a group exploring Section sponsorship of an asynchronous, on-line legal writing course for lawyers whose first language is not English.
The law is a second career for me. I was a teacher prior to becoming a lawyer – teaching different languages. Studying people from varying cultures and trying to understand what makes them tick is a life-long passion.
In my real life, I am married, have two daughters, and three grandchildren. Had I known how much fun it is to be a grandparent, I would have skipped the parent part – although I liked that too. I also relish time with my circle of friends (many of them in the ILS.)