Alan is a member of the Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental Group, and concentrates his practice on product liability law, pharmaceutical and medical devices, mass torts, and business litigation.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2003
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 11th Circuit
    • 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2013-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2015-2020
    • Commercial Litigation, 2018-2020
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2016-2017
    • Alabama Rising Stars, 2012-2015
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Member of the team selected as nationwide Product Liability Firm of the Year, 2018
  • Birmingham Magazine®
    • Top Attorneys – Civil Litigation, 2017

Education & Honors

  • University of Alabama, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
  • University of North Florida, B.B.A., Banking and Finance, magna cum laude, 1999

Experience

  • Representation of manufacturers, distributors, and other sellers of commercial, industrial, and consumer products, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospital beds, firearms, cosmetic products, balers, lumber, sawmill equipment, slitter machines, propane tanks, industrial vacuum trucks, excavators, loaders, recreational vehicles, gas and electric appliances, lithium ion batteries, alarm systems, and computer software.
  • Defending and prosecuting a wide range of commercial lawsuits, including contract disputes, employment litigation, non-compete litigation, intellectual property litigation, Lanham Act claims, fiduciary duty claims, fraud claims, tortious interference claims, premises liability litigation, franchise litigation, real estate litigation.
  • Probate litigation, including will contests, trust and estate litigation, and guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Editor, “50-State Survey on Toxic Exposure Claims,” Products Liability Committee, ABA Section of Litigation, 2016.
  • Co-Author, "50-State Survey on Plaintiff’s Medical Care and Treatment- Discovery and Evidentiary Issues - Alabama," Products Liability Committee, ABA Section of Litigation, 2010.
  • Co-Author, "Federal Jurisdiction Based on Removal: A 50-State Survey - Alabama," Products Liability Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2009.
  • Co-Author, "Consumer Class Action 50-State Survey - Alabama," Products Liability Committee, ABA Section of Litigation, 2008.
  • Co-Author, "Update on Punitive Damages Claims: A 50-State Survey - Alabama," Products Liability Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2007.
  • Co-Author, "The Reporter’s Privilege Compendium - Alabama," Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 2007.
  • Co-Author, "State Warnings Liability Survey – Alabama & Mississippi," Products Liability Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2006.
  • Co-Author, "Open Government Guide - Alabama," Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 2006.