Alan is an experienced lawyer who founded The Taggart Firm almost 25 years ago with one mission – serve the legal needs of his community with excellence and integrity. Alan knows first-hand the importance of the right divorce or custody lawyer – he raised his own two daughters as a single dad from the time they were toddlers. His experience gave him a passion for finding custody solutions that are truly in the best interests of the children involved. He strives to understand his client's goals and looks for creative, cost-effective solutions to their legal needs.
Alan started his career at the Collin County District Attorney's office as a prosecutor. He then focused on defending those accused of crimes. Since then he has helped clients with a wide variety of legal issues including divorce, custody, commercial disputes, wills and trusts, probate disputes, and firearms law. Alan has handled hundreds of bench and jury trials, mediations, and appeals. His case Younkers v. State of Texas established that while being Facebook friends with a judge does not necessarily indicate bias, judges must be extremely careful on social media.
A native of Dallas, Alan is a licensed pilot and avid collector of vintage rifles. He enjoys spending time with his now-grown daughters (when he can get them to slow down long enough for a visit), reading science fiction, going to the shooting range, and working on old cars. He served his country in the United States Army on active reserve and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 2005. Alan maintains a life-long commitment to Army values, including loyalty, integrity, and respect.
Alan has a finance degree from Baylor and received his law degree from Texas Tech where he was an award-winning moot court participant. He is board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.