Taylor Hanks was born and raised in Southern California. He grew up playing several different sports, which fostered his competitive personality. In high-school Taylor played basketball, football and golf.
After high-school, Taylor attended Arizona State University. His involvement with his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, stimulated his interest in helping people. Taylor served as the Philanthropy Chair for his fraternity, and he was highly involved in a volunteer capacity for The Special Olympics, as well as the Boys and Girls Club.
Taylor's passion for competition and helping others led him to pursue a law degree. He attended California Western School of Law on the Dean's Scholarship for Ethnic and Cultural Diversity. After Taylor was admitted to the California Bar, he accepted an associate position with The Turley & Mara Law Firm. Taylor handles wage and hour class action cases to ensure workers receive all of their wages. Taylor also handles Defense Base Act cases where he advocates for independent overseas contractors who were injured performing their duties. Both practice areas fulfill Taylor's passions for competition and assisting others.