Spring 2023 Legal Update


$100,000,000.00 Settlement for Individual Plaintiff in Construction Accident

Cunningham Bounds and the Utsey & Utsey Law Firm obtained a $100,000,000.00 settlement for a quadriplegic client who was injured during a construction accident in Alabama.

$557,301.00 Jury Verdict Against Walmart

Cunningham Bounds recently obtained a $557,301.00 verdict against Walmart.

On June 14, 2019, our client was shopping at a Walmart in Semmes, Alabama when she was knocked to the floor by a Walmart employee pushing a stocking cart. As a result of the incident, she suffered severe permanent injuries, including a broken hip which required surgery during which extensive hardware was used to repair her hip. Following surgery, her recovery included weeks of inpatient physical rehabilitation. Attorneys Jenna Jayjohn York and Tyler Flowers tried the case and obtained the verdict from a Mobile County jury. According to Jenna Jayjohn York, “Throughout the case, Walmart refused to take responsibility for Margaret’s injuries. After hearing all the evidence, the jury did the right thing. They held Walmart accountable.


Welcome – Joseph McGowin

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds are excited to welcome Joseph McGowin to the firm. Joseph graduated from the University of Virginia and earned his Juris Doctor from the Alabama School of Law. He began his career in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama representing clients who were victims of the negligence and wrongdoing of others. Joseph’s early law practice primarily involved medical malpractice cases. He moved to Texas in 2019 where he continued to represent personal injury clients. While in Texas, he handled cases throughout the nation representing trucking crash victims, oilfield workers, inshore and offshore maritime workers, and clients injured in commercial and industrial accidents. Joseph recently returned to Mobile and joined our firm. His practice focuses on personal injury, medical negligence, product liability, maritime law, and wrongful death cases.

Cunningham Bounds Receives Top Honors Benchmark Litigation 2023

Cunningham Bounds and its partners have again been recognized by Benchmark Litigation in its annual listing of outstanding law firms and litigation attorneys. Benchmark Litigation, considered one of the world’s leading organizations for ranking firms and litigators, ranked Cunningham Bounds law firm as “Highly Recommended for dispute resolution in the state of Alabama. This ranking is Benchmark Litigation’s highest ranking for law firms. In addition, five of our attorneys were rated as star litigators: Skip Finkbohner, Toby Brown, David Cain, Lucy Tufts, and Robert Mitchell.

Cunningham Bounds Receives Highest Ranking Best Law Firms 2023

Best Law Firms 2023 badge​Cunningham Bounds was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms 2023 rankings. Firm rankings are based on in-depth legal surveys and peer reviews. Our firm received the highest ranking -Tier 1 – in eight categories of litigation and appellate practice.

Our Investigative Team It’s in the Details

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 former law enforcement officers. Our team’s extensive education, training and decades of experience uniquely qualifies them to fully investigate each case. Our investigators immediately begin digging into the details of a case as soon as we are contacted by our clients. Their investigation continues throughout the case and includes, but is not limited to:

  • documenting accident scenes, including taking photos, videos and drone aerial footage;
  • documenting, analyzing, collecting and preserving evidence;
  • inspecting scenes, vehicles, machinery, equipment and other evidence;
  • researching vehicles, machinery, equipment, etc. regarding possible recalls and prior incidents;
  • locating and interviewing witnesses;
  • working closely with our attorneys and the entire legal team from the beginning to the end of a case.

Our Investigators are key in helping Cunningham Bounds to fully prepare our cases and fight the good fight on behalf of each of our clients!

In Our Community

Ronald McDonald House - Cunningham Bounds was honored to serve a Taco Tuesday dinner to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile. The Ronald McDonald House offers rooms for families of pediatric patients receiving medical care at hospitals in Mobile, Alabama. Meals are provided to families through the organization’s Taste of Hope program. The Cunningham Bounds team enjoyed serving a Taste of Hope to residents and visiting with and supporting these families.

Family of the Fallen - Cunningham Bounds was proud to support Family of the Fallen during the 2023 Mardi Gras season. Each year, Family of the Fallen honors Alabama law enforcement officers injured or killed in the line of duty and provides their family members with an opportunity to ride on the organization’s float during Mardi Gras. Our firm was grateful for the opportunity to help honor and thank these officers and families for their service and sacrifice!

Share To: