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George W. Finkbohner III

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

EMAIL
gwf@cunninghambounds.com

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Paralegal
Amy Bolt
akb@cunninghambounds.com


Legal Secretary
Geri May
gmm@cunninghambounds.com

In an era when fewer and fewer civil cases go to trial, Skip Finkbohner has consistently won major court battles over a significant period of time and across a wide range of different types of cases, including wrongful death, product liability, complex commercial litigation, fraud, industrial accidents, environmental, medical malpractice, and others. Skip and his team examine the smallest of details and take the time to explain to juries the complex scientific, engineering and medical issues that are often the key factors in winning cases.

After graduating from college at Duke University (magna cum laude), and then from Duke Law School, the Mobile Alabama native achieved early success in the courtroom. This inspired him to fight for those who he felt were wronged, knowing that with enough preparation, and by adhering to ethical values, he could help improve the lives of others by fighting for them rather than taking unfair settlements.

Skip has represented plaintiffs in many cases that resulted in record-breaking jury verdicts, including the two largest jury verdicts in Alabama since 2003.  These include his representation of the following:

  • Dr. Peter Mannsfeld, a scientist, against Ineos Phenol GmbH & CO. KG, which resulted in a $192 million verdict.  This was the largest verdict ever achieved in Mobile County, and the largest ever achieved in Alabama for an intellectual property/trade secrets case.
  • The family of Sharron Juno against Thomas Hospital and Precise Solutions in a medical malpractice/wrongful death case in Baldwin County, which is generally considered one of the most conservative venues in Alabama.  The trial of this case resulted in a $140 million verdict, which was the largest ever achieved in Baldwin County, and the largest ever achieved in a medical malpractice trial in Alabama.
  • The parents of Tiffany Stabler in a product liability case against Kia for a defective seatbelt that resulted in their daughter’s death during  a single vehicle accident.  The trial of this case resulted in a $40 million verdict, the largest verdict ever achieved in Mobile County for a case involving a single death.
  • The family of Annie Barnes for consumer fraud against American General Life and Accident arising from the sale and servicing of a life insurance policy.  The trial of this case resulted in a $35 million verdict, which is the largest verdict ever achieved in Mobile County for fraud perpetrated on a single consumer.
  • The family of Ben Brackett in an industrial accident, electrical contact wrongful death case against Alabama Power Company.  The trial of this case resulted in a $20 million verdict.

These and other verdicts were recognized by The National Law Journal and Verdict Search as ranking in the top 100 jury verdicts in the United States in the years these cases were tried.  More information about these and many other cases Skip has handled can be found by clicking here: “Significant Verdicts.”

Skip applies years of experience and invests the time necessary to understand the details of every case. Working tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients, he has traveled to India, the Ukraine, Europe, and throughout the United States to subpoena and obtain testimony from witnesses. He even ordered a team of engineers to tear apart a marine engine the size of a tractor trailer rig to identify a single missing bolt that had caused a large explosion and ship fire.

Skip and his wife Sandra live in Theodore, and have been married more than 28 years.  They have three grown daughters, Baxter, Rachel and Hannah Marie. Read more about Skip and his family here.

Recognition & Awards

Top 100 jury verdicts in America as compiled and published by the National Law Journal and VerdictSearch:

  • Jury verdict in 2003 for $20 million for wrongful death in an industrial accident--#92 largest verdict in the United States. (more info link)
  • Jury verdict in 2007 for $50 million in product liability wrongful death trial--#32 largest verdict in the United States. (more info link)
  • Jury verdict in 2008 for $192 million in commercial litigation/intellectual property trial--#14 largest verdict in the United States. (more info link)
  • Jury verdict in 2011 for $40 million in product liability/crashworthiness trial--#50 largest verdict in the United States. (more info link)
  • Jury verdict in 2012 for $140 million in medical malpractice/wrongful death trial--#20 largest verdict in the United States. (more info link)
  • Settlement in 2014 for $46 million on the eve of trial in product liability case--#2 largest settlement in the United States. (more info link)
  • Business Alabama Magazine:  “Top Dollar Takedowns:  Biggest Jury Awards in the Last Five Years” (more info link)

Skip has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.

He is one of only 20 attorneys in the United States recognized as National Personal Injury “Litigation Stars” by Benchmark Plaintiff in 2012, and again 2013-present.

In recognition of Skip’s courtroom achievements and of his integrity, he has been invited into the most prominent and highly regarded professional societies.

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Other recognitions include:

  • Consistently listed in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama / Mid-South Region
  • Listed annually in Best Lawyers in America® since 2006 for Personal Injury Litigation; and since 2010 for Product Liability Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America® as “Lawyer of the Year:  Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs” in Mobile, Alabama (2017)
  • Martindale – Hubbell rating – AV® PreeminentTM 5.0/5.0 Peer Rating
  • Listed in Chambers USA
  • Inducted into the McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Hall of Fame in 2001 for athletic accomplishments

Significant Verdicts

$192 Million Verdict for Inventor in Intellectual Property Case

Mannsfeld v. Ineos Phenol, et al. | Mobile County Circuit Court | Case No. CV-06-001956

Cunningham Bounds represented Dr. Sven-Peter Mannsfeld, a chemical expert, who created a method of transforming certain hazardous industrial wastes...

$140 Million Verdict for Wrongful Death of a Patient Due to Medical Transcription Errors

Juno v. Douglas A. Amare, M.D., et al. | Baldwin County, Alabama, Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2008-901100

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys obtained a $140 million wrongful death verdict against Thomas Hospital and its outsourced medical transcription ...

$50 Million Verdict in Defective Water Heater Explosion

Krantz v. A.O. Smith | Baldwin County, Alabama | Case No. CB-05-794

Cunningham Bounds obtained a $50 million verdict for the family of a man who suffered severe burns and died four days later after a natural-gas wat...

$46 Million Settlement in Defective Marine Engine Product Liability Case

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. et al. v. Caterpillar Inc. et al. | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. 02-CV-2010-900126 c/w 02-CV-2010901073

The firm achieved a $46 million settlement in a product liability case involving the failure of a single marine engine.  The settlement came o...

$40 Million Verdict in Defective Seatbelt Case

Leytham v. Kia Motors of America | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2006-002263

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $40 million dollar wrongful death verdict against Kia Motors of America, Inc., Kia Motors Corporation...

$35 Million Verdict Against American General Life & Accident Company

Barnes v. American General, et al.

Saturday, Apr 20, 1996 Mobile Register  A jury slammed American General Life and Accident Insurance Co. on Friday afternoon with what may be...

$20 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case

Brackett v. Alabama Power Company | Mobile County, Alabama

The firm achieved a $20 million verdict in this wrongful death case for the family of a telephone company worker who was electrocuted while working...

$14.8 Million Verdict for Family in Home Gas Explosion

Blanchard v. Panhandle Plumbing Inc., et. al. | Okaloosa County County Court, Okaloosa County | No. 2010 CA 000611 S

 

$10 Million Settlement Obtained for Woman’s Death in Collision with Tractor Trailer

The Estate of Jane Doe v. Trucking Company, et. al.

Cunningham Bounds recovered $10 million for the family of an Alabama woman who died after being hit by a big rig tractor trailer on Interstate 65.  At the scene, good Samaritans tried to rescue our client, but she succumbed to her injuries and passed away ...

$10 Million Verdict for Baldwin County Sewer System Against Regions Bank for Interest Rate Swap Fraud

Baldwin County Sewer System v. Regions Bank | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. 02-CV-2010-902196.00

After a week-long arbitration trial, Cunningham Bounds attorneys’ obtained an award of nearly $10 million for interest rate swap fraud perpet...

$9.5 Million Verdict for Man Burned in Workplace

Bolton v. J.C. Duke & Associates General Contracting | Mobile County, Alabama

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds obtained a $9.5 million verdict for man who suffered third-degree burns during an on-the-job accident.

$7,150,000 Verdict for Family over Wrongful Death by Gas Poisoning

Rosa Robinson, etc., et al. v. Mobile Gas Corporation, Tyrone Wilson, et al. | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2005-003587

Firm partners achieved a $7,150,000 jury verdict in 2007 for wrongful death to plaintiff’s decedent and personal injuries to plaintiffs as a ...

$6,500,000 Recovered for Client Injured in Head-On Collision

A.S. v. Smith Oil Company, Inc., Dennis Eugene Endsley, Jr., and Federated Mutual Insurance Company | Caddo Parish, Louisiana, 1st Judicial District Court | Case No. 582086

Several weeks before a jury trial was to take place in Shreveport, Louisiana, Cunningham Bounds' attorneys obtained a $6,500,000 settlement on beha...

$5.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Tyler v. Mobile Infirmary Association | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-00-2202

Cunningham Bounds obtained a $5.5 million verdict for the estate of a woman who died of acute mesenteric ischemia due to the failure of the hospita...

$5.1 Million Verdict Against Waste Management of Alabama for Waste Pollution Trespass

Terrell v. Waste Management of Alabama

Friday, Apr 08, 1994 Mobile Register  Waste Management must pay after jury agrees that runoff polluted neighbors' property  A Mobile Ci...

$5 Million Settlement over Industrial Incident

Hodgson v. JVR Trucking, LLC, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. 02-CV-2012-902852

The morning that a week-long trial was set to begin, the attorneys of Cunningham Bounds finalized a $5 million settlement for the family of man who...

$4 Million Verdict Against Hospital Pharmacy for Fatal Dose

Larrimore v. Springhill Memorial Hospital | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-2002-3205

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys secured a $4 million jury verdict against hospital pharmacy for giving bad dosing information to an emergency ro...

Lawsuit Filed Against Singing River Due to Defunct Pension Plan

Jones v. Singing River et al. | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Attorneys with Cunningham Bounds, LLC (Mobile, Alabama) and Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC (Biloxi, Mississippi) have joined together in filing a clas...

Settlement Negotiated for Man over Fatal Tire Detreading

William Bush, Individually and as Personal Representative, etc., et al. v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC, Ford Motor Company, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2006-001771

A 2009 confidential settlement of a case where a rear tire detread resulted in loss of control of Ford vehicle, which caused rollover, ejection and...

Physician Assistants Win in Court Against Blue Cross

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama v. Hodurski | Alabama Supreme Court | Case No. 1022154

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a Montgomery County Circuit Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff class members (physician...

Family Reaches Settlement Over Collision With Log Truck

Howell v. J & J Wood, Inc., et al. | U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Eastern Division

The firm reached a confidential settlement for the family of decedent whose automobile struck the defendant’s log truck that was stretched ac...

Family Settles in Dangerous Furnace Case

Taishiera Parker, etc., for the Estates of Cheryl Parker and Brett Parker, Deceased v. Mobile Gas Corporation | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2008-900721

A 2011 confidential settlement was reached in this case involving a dangerous furnace that was allowed to be placed back into service after having ...

Settlement Negotiated for Client in Truck Accident

Christian Bolden v. Fleetpride | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2001-002665

A confidential settlement in 2005 for client injured in collision with a Fleetpride truck.

Settlement Negotiated in Woman's Death from Truck Accident

Mamie Kirby for the Estate of Amber Nicole Averette v. MPE Transport, et al. | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of AL, Northeastern Division | Civil Action No. 05-02007 CLS

A confidential settlement in 2006 against trucking company hauling manufactured home.  Truck struck Amber Averette’s vehicle resulting i...

Wrongful Death Settlement Reached in Truck Accident

Darron Cunningham, et al., as Personal Representatives of the Estate of Charlie Fred Cunningham, Sr., deceased v. Billy Barnes Enterprises, Inc., et al. | Butler County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2008-900020

A confidential settlement in 2008 for wrongful death and personal injury where defendant’s truck on a rural road crossed the center line and ...

Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Malpractice Case

Diane Foster v. Maxim Healthcare, Inc., et al. | Baldwin County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2004-000964

In 2006, shortly before trial in Baldwin County, Alabama, a confidential settlement was negotiated in this case where a nursing home attendant left...

Settlement Reached in Workplace Asphyxiation Case

Nancy Huff, Administratrix of the Estate of Tim Huff, Deceased v. Suisse-Atlantique Societé de Navigation Maritime SA., et al. | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2009-902149

In 2010, a confidential settlement was obtained in this maritime death case. A coal cargo ship from the Ukraine was in port in Mobile and being off...

Settlement Reached in Workplace Injury Case

Timothy Clark v. The Way | Monroe County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2002-000180

A confidential settlement was negotiated in 2004 for an industrial worker with eye injuries from a power washer.

Settlement Negotiated for Family in Workplace Accident Case

Barbet Woods, Administratrix of the Estate of Paris L. Woods, Sr., Deceased, et al. v. IPSCO Steel (Alabama), et al. | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2007-900488

In 2009, the attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this case where the plaintiff’s decedent was crushed to d...

Settlement Negotiated for Woman in Cemetery Accident

Lucille Castro v. Alabama Power Company | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV- 2008-001390

In 2009, firm partners obtained a confidential settlement in this case.  The plaintiff was visiting gravesites of her deceased husband and two...

Settlement Over Man Burned in Workplace Accident

Reid v. IPSCO | Mobile County, Alabama

Cunningham Bounds secured a confidential settlement for a man burned in an industrial accident.

Man Settles Over Burns from Workplace Explosion

Curtis v. Hughes Associates, Geo Centers, Inc., et al | Mobile County, Alabama

A confidential settlement was negotiated for a man who suffered severe burn injuries from an explosion and fire while tack-welding in the vicinity ...

Settlement Over Wrongful Death in Recycling Operation

Newman V. Auto Shred Recycling | Mobile County, Alabama

Shortly before trial, the firm negotiated a confidential settlement for the wrongful death of an undocumented worker who was crushed to death while...

Settlement for Family over Wrongful Death in Fatal Truck Crash

Sharon Steadman, etc., as Administratrix of the Estate of William Mark Steadman, Deceased v. Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., et al. | Monroe County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2005-000075

In 2009, a confidential settlement was negotiated in this wrongful death case.  Plaintiff’s decedent was killed while driving a log truc...

Settlement Reached in Product Liability Case

James D. Parker, et al. v. TSR, Inc., et al. | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2008-901355

In 2010, a confidential settlement was reached shortly before trial.  Several plaintiffs, users of Ol’ Man Treestands, suffered serious ...

Settlement Reached in Death Due to Faulty Stove Installation

Mary Dean Hodges, as Administratrix of the Estate of Dylan Blake Barnhill v. Baber’s Inc., et al. | Escambia County Circuit Court | CV-2010-900008

In 2014, Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys reached a confidential settlement in this wrongful death case arising out of the death of a five-year-o...

Publications

Jan 31, 2008 | Presentation

“Effective Closing Argument,” Alabama Association for Justice, Mid-Winter Conference

Jun 01, 2005 | Presentation

“Effective Cross Examination,” Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Seminar

Jun 01, 2004 | Presentation

“Industrial Accidents,” Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Seminar

Dec 01, 1999 | Presentation

“Hot Topics in Civil Litigation: Evidence that Makes a Difference,” Cumberland School of Law

Sep 01, 1999 | Presentation

“New Tort Reform Laws,” Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Dec 01, 1998 | Presentation

“Procedural Hurdles and Emerging Theories of Recovery,” Cumberland School of Law Recent Developments Seminar

Aug 01, 1998 | Presentation

“Class Actions: Consumers’ Sword or Cheaters’ Shield,” American Bar Association: National Convention, Toronto, Canada, Tort and Insurance Law Section

Jan 01, 1997 | Presentation

Alabama Law Update Seminar, Mobile Bar Association

Testimonials

Skip is at the top - the very top - of trial lawyers in this region, period. He has exceptional skills, drive, ethics and judgment. His success is unmatched.

Private Practice Attorney

*As compiled and reported by Martindale Hubbell and other news agencies.

Generally considered one of the top Plaintiff's attorneys in the State. Well prepared, uniformly respected, and formidable in Court.

Private Practice Attorney

*As compiled and reported by Martindale Hubbell and other news agencies.

Skip is one of the most accomplished lawyers I have met in 36 years of practice.

Private Practice Attorney

*As compiled and reported by Martindale Hubbell and other news agencies.

Skip is simply the cream of the crop.

Judge

*As compiled and reported by Martindale Hubbell and other news agencies.

I have known Mr. Finkbohner both personally and professionally for well over 20 years. He a tried a number of complex products defects cases in my court and has always demonstrated the ideals of Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) and an uncanny knowledge of the law and evidence. Additionally, he demonstrates a quality not seen much anymore in lawyers---he cares deeply about his clients. He is one of the most capable lawyers in the circuit if not the State of Alabama.

Judge

*As compiled and reported by Martindale Hubbell and other news agencies.

News

Dec 20, 2016

All Partners of Cunningham Bounds Receive 2016 Super Lawyers Ranking

Mobile, Ala. – All the partners of Cunningham Bounds, LLC were selected to the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorney...

Nov 14, 2016

Cunningham Bounds Named One of Alabama’s Leading Litigation Firms

MOBILE, Ala. – Benchmark Litigation has published its 2017 directory of leading law firms and the personal injury firm of Cunningham Bounds, ...

Aug 16, 2016

Skip Finkbohner Named 2017 Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”

MOBILE, Ala. – George W. “Skip” Finkbohner, III was named the Best Lawyers® 2017  Personal Injury Litigation – Pla...

Aug 15, 2016

Lawyers of Cunningham Bounds Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – Thirteen personal injury lawyers with the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in T...

Jun 15, 2016

Cunningham Bounds Recovers $6,500,000 for Client Injured in Head-On Collision

Employed by a contractor in Mobile County, Alabama, the plaintiff was working a “shutdown” at an industrial plant in Shreveport, Louisi...

Jun 01, 2016

Cunningham Bounds the Only Law Firm in Alabama to Receive Top Ranking

In the Chambers and Partners 2016 ranking of U.S. leading law firms and lawyers, Cunningham Bounds was the only law firm in Alabama to receive the ...

Apr 01, 2016

Cunningham Bounds Obtains A $10 Million Settlement For The Estate of A Woman Killed In A Collision With A Tractor Trailer

Cunningham Bounds recovered $10 million for the family of an Alabama woman who died after being hit by a big rig tractor trailer on Interstate 65.&...

Oct 27, 2015

Benchmark Litigation Names Cunningham Bounds a Leading Law Firm

MOBILE, Ala. – In its 2016 rankings of America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, Benchmark Litigation named Cunningham Bounds, ...

Aug 18, 2015

Attorneys of Cunningham Bounds Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2016

MOBILE, Ala. – Thirteen lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers ...

Jul 08, 2015

All Cunningham Bounds Partners Named to Alabama Super Lawyers

All the partners of Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been named to the annual list of Alabama Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.  The Super Lawyers ...

Mar 31, 2015

George W. "Skip" Finkbohner, III, Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

George W. “Skip” Finkbohner, III, Esq. of Cunningham Bounds, LLC in Mobile, AL was recently inducted into the International Academy of ...

Mar 28, 2015

Skip Finkbohner of Cunningham Bounds Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Skip Finkbohner, a partner in the Mobile, Alabama law firm of Cunningham Bounds, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one ...

Sep 15, 2014

$5 Million Recovered for the Estate of Man Killed in Industrial Incident

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 Mobile, Ala. – The morning that a week-long trial was set to begin, the law firm of Cunningham Bounds, LLC finalized a ...

Jun 11, 2014

Defective Marine Engine Leads to US$46-Million Legal Settlement

By George Backwell Wednesday, June 11, 2014   A week before the start of a scheduled three week jury trial, the law firm of Cunningham Boun...

May 20, 2014

Regions to pay nearly $10 million for bond swap fraud, Mobile arbitration panel rules

By: Stan Diel, al.com  To read at al.com article click here.  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Regions Bank will pay a Baldwin County sewer ...

May 19, 2014

Regions Bank Found Liable for Fraud, Ordered to Pay Local Sewer Company Millions

Mobile, Ala. – Following a week-long trial in January, an arbitration panel has found that Regions Bank bilked a local sewer company out of ...

May 11, 2014

Alabama Utility Shows How to Win Back Bank Swap Fee: Muni Credit

By Darrell Preston  Published: June 9, 2014, Bloomberg News  An arbitration ruling in favor of an Alabama sewer company that fought its...

Sep 15, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Includes Cunningham Bounds’ Attorneys

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Am...

May 10, 2013

Ten Attorneys with Cunningham Bounds Named to Super Lawyers 2013

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten attorneys with Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been selected to the 2013 Alabama Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than f...

May 01, 2013

Injured worker in Mobile River barge blast files lawsuit against four companies

BY: Brendan Kirby, al.com MOBILE, Alabama – One of the injured workers from last week’s barge explosion on the Mobile River has filed ...

Feb 04, 2013

$140 million verdict against Thomas Hospital was 7th largest in U.S. last year

By Brendan Kirby | bkirby@al.com  on February 04, 2013 at 3:36 PM, updated February 04, 2013 at 4:18 PM  http://blog.al.com/live/2013/02/...

Jan 12, 2013

Top Ten (#7) Jury Verdicts of 2012: Anger over outsourced medical transcription errors yields $140M

Anger over outsourced medical transcription errors yields $140M Sharon Juno died because of a typo. A lifelong diabetic, Juno had her insulin dosag...

Dec 17, 2012

Baldwin County jury hands down $140M settlement

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - A Baldwin County jury returned the largest civil judgment for wrongful death in the county’s history. Thursday, th...

Dec 16, 2012

Fatal Outsourcing? Thomas Hospital Hit with $140 Million Verdict in Death of Daphne Woman

BY: Brendan Kirby, Press-Register  BAY MINETTE, Alabama – The family of a Daphne woman who received a lethal dose of medicine due to an...

Dec 14, 2012

Jury Holds Hospital & Transcription Company Responsible for Fatal Medication Error: $140 Million Verdict

Bay Minette, Ala. – On December 13, 2012, a Baldwin County, Alabama, jury returned a $140 million wrongful death verdict against Thomas Hospi...

Sep 18, 2012

Ten Cunningham Bounds Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. -- Ten lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Am...

Aug 01, 2012

Top Dollar Takedowns: Biggest Jury Awards in the Last Five Years

Cunningham Bounds is sited as "Some of the state’s most skillful plaintiff attorneys give their views of the their big wins—the 10 larg...

Mar 26, 2012

Cunningham Bounds' Verdict Ranked Among Nation's Top 100 Verdicts

Mobile, Ala. – The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds were recognized in the March 12th edition of The National Law Journal for achieving one of...

Sep 01, 2011

Nine Cunningham Bounds Attorneys Named as The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. -- Nine lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®...

Aug 19, 2011

Kia Hit for $40 Million for Death Caused by Defective Seat Belt Buckle

Mobile, Ala. – On June 23, 2011, after five years of litigation and two appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court, a Mobile County, Alabama jury ...

Jun 25, 2011

Mobile County Jury Slaps Kia With $40 Million Wrongful Death Verdict (Press-Register)

By Rena Havner Philips, Press-Register  Mobile, Ala. -- Parents of a Mobile County teenager who was killed in a car accident in 2004 received...

Jan 14, 2008

#7 of the Nation's Top 10 Jury Verdicts of 2007

Exploding Water Heater Brings $50M  By Dick Dahl  Lawyers USA  An Alabama jury awarded $50 million to the family of a man who was...

Oct 19, 2007

$50M verdict in fatal blast

By DAVID FERRARA  Staff Reporter  BAY MINETTE -- A $50 million verdict, one of the richest jury awards in Baldwin County history, was h...

Oct 18, 2007

Deliberations begin today in lawsuit over water heater

Press-Register (Mobile, AL) - October 18, 2007  Author: DAVID FERRARA, Staff Reporter  Deliberations begin today in lawsuit over water ...

Oct 18, 2007

$50 million awarded in water-heater death case

By David Ferrara, Press-Register October 18, 2007 at 5:31 PM, updated October 18, 2007 at 5:34 PM A Baldwin County jury awarded $50 million today ...

Oct 13, 2007

Wife describes explosion that killed husband

Press-Register (Mobile, AL) - October 13, 2007  Author: DAVID FERRARA, Staff Reporter  Wife tells of explosion that killed husband ...

Oct 06, 2007

Plaintiff's lawyer focuses on water heater valve in suit

Posted by David Ferrara Al.com BAY MINETTE -- An attorney for the family of a Daphne man killed when his water heater exploded tried to show Baldw...

Oct 03, 2007

Trial begins in blast death

Posted by DAVID FERRARA al.com  BAY MINETTE -- A faulty valve in a water heater and shoddy plumbing work led to an explosion that killed a D...

Sep 15, 2007

Court reduces Mobile hospital's verdict

Press-Register  Montgomery -- A sharply divided Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that a $5.5 million judgment against a Mobile hospital sh...

Jul 02, 2007

Utility, Others Lose Lawsuit

Mobile Gas, landlord and men who worked on furnace ordered to pay $7 million judgment By GARY McELROY  Staff Reporter - Press Register  ...

Nov 19, 2004

Jury hits Infirmary for $5.5M

Second multimillion-dollar verdict against hospital in three months  By GARY McELROY  Staff Reporter  For the second time in thre...

Sep 06, 2004

Company settles lawsuit

Wrongful-Death Suit  Stockton woman sued over death of husband  By Brenda Kirby  Staff Reporter  Bay Minette - A Stockton w...

Mar 24, 2004

Lawsuit accuses Mississippi firm in fatal flash fire accident

Stockton man died in Monroe County last year  03/24/04  By BRENDAN KIRBY  Staff Reporter  BAY MINETTE -- A Stockton widow ac...

Feb 19, 2003

Jury Awards $9.5 Million to Man Burned in Work Accident

Mobile Register – February 19, 2003 Attorneys for Tony Bolton say contractor should have taken steps to 'eliminate the hazard' A Mobile Count...

Jul 28, 2001

Wrong Diagnosis Led to Unneeded Surgery

Mobile Register - July 28, 2001 Mobile woman urges others to be skeptical of lab tests showing cancer related to pregnancy Michelle Cole of Mobile ...

Oct 13, 1996

Court lets mortgage suit stand

Mobile Register  Reversal from earlier ruling redefines which companies are subject to state's 'Mini-Code' laws  The Alabama Supreme C...

Apr 20, 1996

Jury hits firm: $35 million

Mobile Register  A jury slammed American General Life and Accident Insurance Co. on Friday afternoon with what may be Mobile County's largest...

Mar 23, 1996

Court overturns mortgage ruling

Mobile Register  Out-of-state lender not bound by points cap, justices decide in appeal of lawsuit  Alabama's Supreme Court decided a ...

Mar 21, 1996

State Supreme Court hears mortgage case

Mobile Register  Mortgage Companies are awaiting a ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court that they fear could impact many home loans across ...

Feb 13, 1996

State Supreme Court hears mortgage case

Mobile Register  Mortgage Companies are awaiting a ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court that they fear could impact many home loans across ...

Apr 08, 1994

Brother, sister to get $5 million for garbage firm's contamination

Friday, Apr 08, 1994 Mobile Register  Waste Management must pay after jury agrees that runoff polluted neighbors' property  A Mobile Ci...

Dec 09, 1992

Settlement Reached in Chainsaw Accident

Mobile Register – December 9, 1992 A court settlement was reached Tuesday in a products liability case in which a 43-year-old man received pe...

Oct 20, 1988

Woman awarded $1 million in suit

Mobile Register  The widow of a man killed in a explosion at the Louisiana Land & Exploration Co.'s Mobile Refinery in 1986 was awarded $...

Education

  • Admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1986
  • Duke University, J.D., 1986
  • Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983

Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Alabama Association for Justice, Executive Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member of the Alabama Bar Association
  • Mobile Bar Association, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Civil Practice Committee, 1999 & 2000
  • South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Paul W. Brock American Inns of Court

Reported Decisions

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