Bruce A. Taylor was appointed as an immigration judge in April 2006. He received a bachelor of arts degree in 1972 from the University of Vermont and a juris doctorate in 1974 from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. From January 2004 to April 2006, Judge Taylor served as senior counsel to the assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, Department of Justice (DOJ), in Washington, D.C. He served as president and chief counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families, Inc., in Fairfax, Va., from January 1995 to January 2004. From July 1989 to December 1994, Judge Taylor served as a senior trial attorney in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, DOJ, Washington, D.C. He was an assistant attorney general for the state of Arizona from January to July 1989. Judge Taylor was vice president and general counsel for Citizens for Decency through Law, Inc., in Cleveland and in Phoenix from 1979 to 1989. He was an attorney and associate in the law firm of Bertsch, Fludine, Millican & O’Malley, in Cleveland from 1978 to 1979. Judge Taylor was an assistant director of law from 1977 to 1978, and an assistant prosecutor from 1975 to 1977, both with the City of Cleveland. He is a member of the Ohio, Arizona, New York, and Virginia bars.