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Joseph M. Brown Jr.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate

EMAIL
jmb@cunninghambounds.com

T (251) 471 6191T (251) 471 6191 F (251) 479 1031

Paralegal
Christine Phillips
cmp@cunninghambounds.com

An extremely accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Brown is listed in Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America (2015), Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America and was named to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers (2007). Benchmark Plaintiff lists him as a "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys.

He has also been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America® since 1995, Super Lawyers since 2008 and was named one of the top 50 attorneys in Alabama in 2009 by the same publication.

Mr. Brown has obtained dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, and continues today in his representation and advocacy on behalf of his clients in cases of Personal Injury, General Negligence, Products Liability, Insurance Fraud, Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Admiralty / Maritime, and Aviation.

Mr. Brown was born in Birmingham, Alabama, August 29, 1950. He graduated magna cum laude from Samford University in 1972 with a B.A. in History. Thereafter, he was inducted into the U.S. Air Force receiving his commission in December 1972 and his wings in January 1974. Mr. Brown served with the Air Force Reserve until 1979, attaining the rank of Captain.

Mr. Brown returned to Birmingham, Alabama to continue his education, enrolling in the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and receiving his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 1977.

Mr. Brown holds Commercial, Multi-Engine, Instrument, Jet and Reciprocating Engine Ratings as well as a type certification in the Cessna CE 500 (Citation) aircraft.

Recognition & Awards

  • Identified in Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America (2015-present)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as one of Alabama's top lawyers in the area of Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff
  • Identified as one of the 500 "Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America" by Lawdragon magazine (2007-present) 
  • Identified in Benchmark Plaintiff as a "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys
  • Identified in Benchmark Litigation as a "Litigation Star" in Alabama (2013-present)
  • Listed as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama by Super Lawyers since 2008
  • Ranked as one of the "Top 50 Attorneys in Alabama" by Super Lawyers (2009)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (1995-present)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Significant Verdicts

$61.5 Million Recovered in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

McDonald v. Mobile Gas Service Corporation l McDonald v. Luxaire, et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1986-001101

On December 23, 1985, Nell and Joe Wilburn, their daughter, son-in-law and 3-month old granddaughter all died of carbon monoxide poisoning inside a...

$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...

$24.3 Million Verdict Over Defective Meat Saw

Bowman v. Hobart Corp. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-91-811

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys achieved a $24.3 million personal injury verdict in this product liability case involving a commercial slant mea...

$20.5 Million Verdict in Defective Meat Saw Case

Kopczick v. Hobart Corp. | Grundy County, Illinois | Case No. 94 L 30

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $20.5 million personal injury verdict in this product liability case involving a commercial slant mea...

$15 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Oden v. Springhill Memorial Hospital | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2010-900421-RPS

On June 25, 2012, Cunningham Bounds' attorneys obtained a $15 million verdict against Springhill Memorial Hospital for the wrongful death of a 45-y...

$15 Million Verdict in Hot Water Heater Injury

Scott v. Rheem Manufacturing Co. | Baldwin County, Alabama | Court Case No. CV-92-854

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $15 million personal injury verdict against a gas-fired hot water heater manufacturer in this product...

$14.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Timmons v. Anesthesia & Pain Medicine of Montgomery, P.C. | Montgomery County, Alabama

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds obtained a $14.5 million verdict for mother of 17-year old child who died as a consequence of improper extubatio...

$13 Million Verdict for Electrocution

Ramanauskas v. Lance, Inc., et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1995-004253

$13 million verdict for electrocution of 10-year-old due to improperly grounded vending machine.

$10 Million Verdict for Woman in Collision Case

Clark v. Performance Toyota, Inc. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-92-2437

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys achieved a $10 million jury verdict for the family of a commercial pilot in a head-on collision with a cocaine-i...

$9 Million Verdict in Truck Rollover Case

Steven E. Hodges v. General Motors Corporation, et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1989-001690

$9 Million verdict for 17-year-old who was paralyzed during truck rollover due to defective design.

$5 million verdict against Ford Motor Co.

Alan Whatley v. Ford Motor Company | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1981-001563

$5 million verdict against Ford Motor Co. for accident caused by dangerous multipiece wheels.

$4.4 Million Verdict in Security Negligence Case

Johnson v. Kirkland Investigations & Security, Inc., et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1997-003091

On July 6, 1997, J.D. Johnson and her Delchamps co-worker, Tony Dodd, were shot by a coworker who had been disciplined, placed under suspension, an...

$4.4 Million Verdict in Store Shooting

Dodd v. Kirkland Investigations & Security, Inc., et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1997-003092

On July 6, 1997, J.D. Johnson and her Delchamps co-worker, Tony Dodd, were shot by a coworker who had been disciplined, placed under suspension, an...

$4 Million Verdict against Crown Life Insurance Agent for Check Theft

Jack C. Smith and Jean B. Smith v. Crown Life Insurance Company, Inc., et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1991-002083

$4 Million Verdict against Crown Life Insurance Agent for Check Theft.

$3.5 Million Verdict for Refusal of Medical Claim

Margaret W. Lavoie and Robert J. Lavoie, Sr. v. Aetna Life and Casualty Company, Inc. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama

$3.5 million verdict against Aetna for refusal of medical claim.

$2.5 Million Verdict in House Fire

Jahandarfard v. Killough | Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama | CV-1988-001269

$2.5 million verdict for parents of 22-month-old girl who died in a house fire.

$2.5 Million Verdict in Asphyxiation Case

Lakeman v. PPG Industries, Inc. | U.S. District Court for the Southern District, Southern Division | Case No. 188-cv-716-C

Cunningham Bounds achieved a $2.5 million jury verdict for the wrongful death of an elevator serviceman who died of asphyxiation after using a clea...

$2.4 Million Verdict for Fatal Fire

Harold Clark, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Nettie Pugh Portis, deceased v. Hall’s Gas Appliance Company | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1998-003473

$2.4 million verdict for fatal fire incorrectly installed gas water heater.

$550,000 Verdict for Widower over Death in Collision with Tractor-Trailer

Punches v. Fiber Transport | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-02-137

The firm obtained a $550,000 jury verdict for the widower of a Texas woman who was killed when the automobile in which she was riding was struck by...

Settlement Reached Over Collision with Concrete Truck

Daughtry v. Morris Concrete | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV2004-451

The firm negotiated a confidential settlement for a man who suffered severe injuries when he was crushed by a speeding Morris Concrete truck which ...

Man Reaches Settlement Over Head-On Collision

Lundy, et al. v. DL Peterson Trust, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for a man in a head-on automobile collision with an employee who fell asleep or passed out a...

Settlement Negotiated for Victim Killed by Impaired Truck Driver

Pacatte v. Simco | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-92-3645

Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys negotiated a settlement for the wrongful death of a man who was sitting stationary at a railroad crossing waitin...

Settlement Reached Over Collision With Impaired 18-Wheel Truck Driver

Radcliff v. Camco | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-96-2862

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for the family and estate of young father and husband killed in a head-on c...

Confidential Settlements Reached In Automobile Deaths Due To Road Conditions

Moorer/Wood v. City of Mobile, et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-97-4009/4010

Cunningham Bounds negotiated confidential settlements in these automobile accident death cases because of road defects.

Settlement Negotiated for Victims in Truck Collision

Whatley v. Merit Trucking Co., Inc. | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Southern Division | Case Nos. CV-1:99-0166-CB-S and CV-1:99-0167-CB-M

The firm negotiated settlements for the victims of this tractor-trailer underride case where an impaired driver violated Federal Motor Carrier Safe...

Settlement Negotiated in Airplane Crash Case

Webster and Pittman v. Beech Aircraft | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-79-1460

In this airplane crash case, the attorneys of Cunningham Bounds reached a confidential settlement during trial.

Negotiated confidential recoveries for victims of an air crash

Corbin v. Lake Aviation, Inc | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-80-2470

Reached settlement for plaintiffs in air crash

Moore v. Piper Aircraft | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-80-2471

Settlements Reached for Plaintiffs in Airplane Crash

Jones v. Scott Aviation, Inc | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-80-2472

Premised on products liability theory, confidential settlements were reached for each of these plaintiffs involved in an airplane crash.

Settlement Negotiated Over Paralyzing Railroad Accident

Williams v. BE&K | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-97-2931

The firm negotiated a settlement in this industrial accident case involving a worker rendered paraplegic in a near collision between a train and an...

Settlement Negotiated in Medical Negligence Case

Brown v. Mobile Infirmary | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-99-1050

The firm negotiated a confidential settlement for the family of a plaintiff who died as a result of a femoral artery bleed while the patient was in...

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 ...

Negotiated Settlement in Flammable Hot Water Heater Case

Gauthreaux v. Rheem Manufacturing. Co. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-91-002148

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this product liability case involving a gas-fired hot water heater and i...

Settlement Negotiated in Electrocution Case

Hannah v. Square D | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-91-3842

The firm reached a confidential settlement in this electrocution case involving an electrical switch panel.

Settlement Reached in Tire Explosion Case

Daniel v. Pandora Manufacturing, Inc., et al. | Baldwin County, Alabama | Case No. CV-98-1113

The firm negotiated a confidential settlement in the wrongful death case of a plaintiff who died when a tire, which had been recently repaired with...

Settlement in Valujet Flight 592 Crash

Sabo v. ValuJet, Inc., et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama | CV-1997-002461

On May 11, 1996, Dennis Julius Sabo, Sr., a passenger aboard Valujet Flight 592 died when the airliner on flight from Miami to Atlanta caught fire ...

Confidential Settlement in 193-Vehicle Pileup

Robert V. Kobos, Administrator of the Estate of Frances Kobos, deceased v. Barber Dairies, Inc., et al. | Circuit Court of Mobile County Alabama | CV-1995-001369

Our attorneys secured a settlement for the family of a Baldwin County school teacher who was was pinned in burning wreckage and killed when sh...

Settlement Negotiated in multi-vehicle pileup

Kelley, etc v. Cablesouth, Inc. et al. | Jackson County, Mississippi

Cunningham Bounds obtained confidential settlements for five wrongful death and personal injury claims resulting from an interstate collision invol...

Publications

Jun 13, 1996 | ArticlePresentation

IGNITION OF FLOOR-DISPOSED FLAMMABLE VAPORS BY GAS-FIRED WATER HEATERS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By: Joseph "Buddy" Brown Cunningham, Bounds, Yance, Crowder & Brown Mobile, AL Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar Sandestin Beach...

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 15, 2016

Lawyers with Cunningham Bounds Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America

MOBILE, Ala. – Personal injury lawyers with Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2017 elite list of “...

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 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 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 ...

Oct 30, 2015

Cunningham Bounds’ Attorneys on Elite List of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America

MOBILE, Ala. – Benchmark Litigation recently published its listing of “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America,” which included two ...

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 ...

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...

Sep 18, 2012

Alabama jury awards $15M for death from propofol

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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...

Jun 28, 2012

Mobile Jury Returns $15 Million Verdict For Wrongful Death At Springhill Memorial Hospital

Mobile, Ala. – On June 25, 2012, a Mobile, Alabama, state court jury returned a $15 million verdict against Springhill Memorial Hospital for ...

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®...

Jan 28, 2008

Firm Recognized as Business Alabama Names the "Best of Alabama Business"

Buddy Brown given "Best Win by an Attorney" for successfully arguing one of Baldwin Counties largest jury awards.  Click here to view the ar...

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...

Jul 28, 2003

Holiday surgery horror

Anesthesia for a Christmas-week overbite operation ends in teenager's death  DAVE PARKS  News staff writer - Birmingham News  Sev...

Jun 24, 2003

Jury Sides With Mother Of Teen Who Died In Surgery

The Associated Press  6/24/2003, 10:13 a.m. CT  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A jury awarded $14.5 million to the mother of a teenager who di...

Jun 24, 2003

Jury awards $14.5 million in teen's death

By Todd Kleffman  Montgomery Advertiser  The mother of a teenager who died after routine surgery received one of the largest jury award...

Jun 22, 2003

Jury To Resume Deliberations

By Todd Kleffman  Montgomery Advertiser  Jurors will resume their deliberations on Monday in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed after t...

Jun 11, 2003

Hearing Opens On Death Of Teen After Overbite Surgery

Montgomery Advertiser  By Regan Loyola Connolly  A Montgomery County jury began hearing testimony Tuesday in a wrongful death case in wh...

Jun 06, 2003

Fix-a-Flat jury planned to offer $7 million

Lawyers settled lawsuit moments before jury reported verdict  By BRENDAN KIRBY  Staff Reporter - Mobile Register  BAY MINETTE --...

May 29, 2003

Tire Repair Lawsuit Settled

Bay Minette - Press Register  By Brendan Kirby  Staff Reporter  Makers of Fix-a-Flat strikes confidential deal with widow whose hus...

May 07, 2003

Fix-a-Flat Trial Gets Under Way In Baldwin

Lawyers clash over 1997 explosion that claimed life of Silverhill man  Bay Minette  By Brendan Kirby  Staff Reporter  Lawyer...

May 05, 2003

Fix-a-Flat Lawsuit Heads To Court In Baldwin

Bay Minette  By Brendan Kirby  Staff Reporter  A lawsuit scheduled to go to trial Monday accuses a Houston firm of mislabeling a t...

Aug 01, 2001

Dale Jury Awards $1.5 Million to Couple in Death of Child

The Southern Star, Ozark, Al. - August 1, 2001  A $1.5 million verdict against an Ozark physician was returned last week by a Dale County jur...

May 20, 2000

Jury awards $2.4 million in fatal fire

Mobile Register  The Circuit Court lawsuit points to a gas heater in the 1997 death of Nettie Portis.  A Mobile County jury returned a ...

Aug 27, 1998

$ 4.4 Million Awarded in Store Shooting

The Montgomery Advertiser  MOBILE -- A judge has awarded $ 4.4 million in damages to two Delchamps grocery store managers who were shot and c...

Aug 26, 1998

Personal Injury Verdict Reviews

Employer Negligence: Service Employee $2,000,000 Verdict: Gunshot Wound To Chest  A 34-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the chest wh...

Nov 30, 1997

Man's Heirs to Receive Millions

The Montgomery Advertiser  MOBILE -- The heirs of a Mobile man killed in a car wreck will receive an $ 8.5 million settlement because of his...

Nov 18, 1997

Mobile Lawyers Win Big Verdict in Illinois

Mobile Register  In case against Hobart Corp. similar to one local law firm previously won in Mobile, jury awards $20.5 million  A sma...

Nov 12, 1997

Jury Awards Richard Kopczick $20.5 Million

Morris Daily Herald  A Grundy County Circuit Court Jury, Tuesday afternoon, awarded Richard Kopczick of Morri, $553,644.74 in compensatory d...

Oct 14, 1997

Lance, Inc. Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Child's Death

The Montgomery Advertiser  The Associated Press  MOBILE -- Lance Inc. has been ordered to pay a Mobile couple $ 3 million in damages fo...

Aug 20, 1997

Auburn woman files ValuJet suit here

The Mobile Register  An Auburn woman whose husband was killed in the ValuJet crash last summer has tapped one of the most successful plaintif...

Feb 09, 1996

Fog pileup death suit settled

Lawyer says family of teacher Bebe Kobos, who died in Bayway crash, ready to get on with their lives. 

Oct 16, 1995

Maker of Water Heater Told To Pay $ 15 Million

The National Law Journal  VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS column  Maker of Water Heater Told To Pay $ 15 Million  CASE TYPE: liability&...

Sep 12, 1995

Baldwin jury: Company must pay $15 million

BY: Guy Busby, Mobile Register  Family of burned child gets one of largest lawsuit awards in county's history  BAY MINETTE, A Baldwin ...

Sep 26, 1994

How Time Does Tell

The National Law Journal  Supplement : Verdicts Revisited (excerpt)  How Time Does Tell  After large jury verdicts hit the headli...

May 27, 1994

Butcher gets $23 million

Mobile Register  'Shocked' maker of meat saw will appeal jury's verdict  A Mobile butcher who claims a defective meat saw cut his arm ...

Apr 29, 1994

Jury Finds For Woman in $10 Million Lawsuit

The daughter of a pilot who died in a 1992 car wreck after being hit head-on by a driver said to have used cocaine has been awarded $10 million by ...

May 08, 1993

Insurance theft results in $4 million award

Mobile Press Register  Agent forged checks using Mobile couple's names and deposited them in his account  A Mobile County Circuit Court...

Dec 05, 1992

$9 Million Verdict Returned Against GM

Mobile Register  A Baldwin County Circuit Court jury returned a $9 million verdict Friday holding General Motors liable for injuries the left...

May 24, 1991

Appeals Court upholds $2.5 million judgment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has upheld a federal court jury’s $2.5 million judgment in favor of the estate of a Mobile man...

Feb 20, 1990

Award of $2.5 million given in death said caused by vapor

Mobile Press Register  A federal court jury awarded $2.5 million Monday to the father of a man who died while cleaning an elevator shaft here...

Nov 14, 1989

Jury Awards $2.5 Million to Couple

Mobile Register A Madison County Circuit Court jury awarded $2.5 million to a former Mobilian and her husband in connection with the death of their...

Nov 28, 1986

Ford Motor Co. appealing landmark $5 million award

Mobile Press Register  On July 31, 1980, 29-year-old Alan Whatley was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Escambia County, Ala., which left...

Nov 11, 1985

Punitive Damages Award Under Fire in High Court

Legal Times  Punitive Damages Award Under Fire in High Court  By Julie Rovner  Legal Times Staff  The Supreme Court next mo...

Dec 13, 1984

Refusal to pay claim costs Aetna $3.5 million

In a record setting decision, the Alabama Supreme Court has affirmed a $3.5 million civil judgment to a Mobile couple who sued Aetna Life & Cas...

Education

  • Admitted to the Bar in Alabama in 1977
  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1977
  • Samford University, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1972

Affiliations

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate
  • Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Charter Member of the "Pioneers for Justice" of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • U.S. Air Force, 1972-1979

Reported Decisions

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