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Building a case is like building a skyscraper. It requires a strong foundation, extreme dedication, relentless preparation, and really smart people.

Our team of attorneys and support staff, including a full-time investigative unit, has attained record-setting verdicts and settlements for individuals who have been injured or killed.

At Cunningham Bounds, each case starts with our full-time investigative team of five former law enforcement officers. Their extensive experience analyzing accident sites helps us prepare our cases and level the playing field against often much larger interests through meticulous investigations, an incredible depth of research, and a war chest to fight the good fight.

The firm’s personal injury practice maintains a stellar reputation, offering a team of in-house accident investigators that aid attorneys…

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Glenn Garside

Glenn Garside, Director of Investigations

Prior to joining the Cunningham Bounds team of investigators, Mr. Garside served our community for more than 17 years as a police officer. During his tenure with the Mobile Police Department, he gained valuable experience while working in the following areas: the Patrol Division, the Homicide Division, the Narcotics and Vice Unit, the Robbery Unit and the Traffic Accident Investigations Unit. Mr. Garside also received numerous awards and promotions, including attaining the rank of Lieutenant.

Mr. Garside earned an associate degree, summa cum laude, in Criminal Justice from Bishop State Community College. He received certification through the University of Alabama as an Investigator for the State of Alabama. He is a P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor in Death Investigations, and in Interview and Interrogations. When needed, Mr. Garside serves as an Instructor for the Mobile Police Department in the field of Search and Seizure.


  • Member, Inner Circle of Investigators  
  • Member of the National Association of Legal Investigators
Keith Harvey

Keith Harvey, Investigator

Keith Harvey obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Alabama where he also received an award for Scholastic Excellence in Criminal Justice. He served as a police officer for more than twenty years and received numerous awards while in law enforcement. As a police officer, Mr. Harvey was assigned to the Patrol Division, the Traffic/Motor Unit, Traffic Accident Investigation Detail, Traffic Homicide Investigations and DUI Enforcement Detail. In addition, he received hundreds of hours of training in Interviewing and Interrogating, Standardized D.U.I. Field Sobriety Testing, At Scene Traffic Accident Investigation, Traffic Homicide Investigation and Traffic Accident Reconstruction. He was also a certified instructor in Accident Investigation, Report Writing, and Traffic Direction and Control.


  • Certified Legal Investigator
  • Member of the International Network of Collision Reconstructionists
  • Member of the National Association of Legal Investigators
James Lyons

James Lyons, Investigator

James Lyons received an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Faulkner State Community College and then obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Faulkner University. He has worked in the area of law enforcement for over 26 years while 23 of those years was spent working for the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS). During his tenure with the DPS, Mr. Lyons served as a State Trooper for 6 years and conducted hundreds of traffic accident and driver license fraud investigations. In addition to working in the Highway Patrol Division, he also worked in the Driver License and Alabama Bureau Investigation Divisions. He has completed numerous training courses including the DPS Commercial Driver License Examiner course and the Drug Enforcement Administration Basic Narcotics Investigators course.


  • Graduate of the FBI National Academy 
  • Professional Certified Investigator
  • Member of the National Association of Legal Investigators
  • Member of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
Don Boykin

Donald Boykin, Investigator

Don Boykin earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Faulkner University. Before joining the Cunningham Bounds team of investigators, he served as a police officer with the Mobile Police Department for more than 15 years. Mr. Boykin served as a patrol officer and then for almost 10 years as an investigator. He was presented with numerous awards for his outstanding investigative work while with the police department. Continually promoted, he attained the rank of Lieutenant, Homicide Unit Commander. Mr. Boykin is certified by the Alabama Department of Forensic Science and the Alabama Child Death Review System as an instructor. He is APOST certified as a Specialized Instructor in Death Investigations.


  • Member of the National Association of Legal Investigators
Ron Wilhelm

Ron Wilhelm, Investigator

Ron Wilhelm retired from law enforcement after serving a total of thirty years with the Mobile Police Department and the Mobile County Sheriff's Office. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Following his law enforcement career, Ron was member of the Cunningham Bounds investigative staff before entering the advertising business. In 2014, he once again joined the investigative team of Cunningham Bounds, where his experience in public safety and business are an asset.

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