Founder & CEO
Dustin is the Founder and CEO of Taps Law. He moved to Atlanta in 2001 after graduating from Florida State University College of Law. Dustin has exclusively practiced Plaintiff’s Personal Injury law since 2001, first at Montlick & Associates for over 16 years before starting his own firm in 2018. In his career he has handled well over 5,000 personal injury cases recovering over $50,000,000.00 in the process.
His goal in starting and operating Taps & Associates was and remains to provide personal attention to each and every case we handle while giving professional advice based on many years and thousands of cases worth of experience. Dustin’s began working in the legal field began at the age of 14 working with his father, Marc Taps, who is semi-retired after over 40 years of practicing law. Dustin firmly believes the biggest reward for a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury attorney is helping our clients by protecting them from the insurance companies (many of which are Fortune 500 companies) who will take advantage of them if given the opportunity. That’s our passion and the driving force behind our firm.
In his free time Dustin enjoys coaching sports for his 11-year-old twins, Payton and Parker. He is an active member of Saint Thomas More Church in Decatur where his children attend school. Dustin considers it a privilege to represent all of his clients and appreciates that people entrust him to handle the serious and sometimes life-altering effect of being injured due to the negligence of another. He has fought for his clients for many years and is excited to continue to do so.
Chris is the managing attorney at Taps & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a partner in a local insurance-defense practice where he gained extensive litigation experience at all levels of the Georgia court system. He served as counsel of record on a reported appellate case and has presented at continuing education seminars. In 2002 Chris graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Political Science and Spanish. In 2006 he graduated from Emory University School of Law and was admitted to practice in Georgia. Chris speaks Spanish and is a former “Jeopardy!” contestant.
Drew is a passionate trial lawyer who puts his clients first. As a former felony prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office for Florida, Drew has amassed more jury trials than most plaintiff attorneys try in a lifetime. As a former civil defense attorney who represented Fortune 500 companies, Drew uses his insider knowledge to protect his clients from go-to defense strategies. From personal experience, Drew understands that injuries can have devastating, life-long consequences that affect your entire world. As a result, Drew is dedicated to maximizing his clients' recoveries so that they can rebuild their lives.
Portia leads the team as Taps & Associates’ office manager. Portia is an experienced manager and leader with career-long dedication to helping personal injury victims. Her strong leadership and strategic background in personal injury is underpinned by her love of camping and spending time with family. Portia is passionate about fostering a culture of camaraderie, accountability, and continuous improvement in order to provide excellent service to the firm's clients.