As a member of the Commercial Litigation Group, Mike focuses his practice on insurance defense, investigations and white collar crime.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1977
  • Georgia, 1977
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
    • Georgia: Northern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 7th Circuit
    • 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®- Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2002-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Insurance Law, 2013-2020
    • Commercial Litigation, 2018-2020
    • Insurance Law: Lawyer of the Year – [Montgomery, AL] (2016)
  • Former Director, Alabama Defense Lawyers

Education & Honors

  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Mercer University, B.A., English, 1974

Experience

  • U.S. ex rel. Rigsby v. State Farm Ins. Co., no.1:06-cv433- LTS-RHW, 2008 WL 2130314 (S.D. Miss. May 19, 2008), Trial and Appellate Counsel.
  • Cochran v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 552 U.S. 815, 128 S. Ct. 90 (2007), WL 4495335 (11th Cir. 2006), Trial and Appellate Counsel.
  • Fondren v. Allstate Ins. Co., 790 F.2d 1533 (11th Cir. 1986), Trial and Appellate Counsel. 
  • State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. v. Oliver, 854 F.2d 416 (11th Cir. 1988), Trial and Appellate Counsel. 
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. James, 845 F.2d 315 (11th Cir. 1988), Trial and Appellate Counsel. 
  • Colonial Life & Acc. Ins. Co. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 358 F.3d 1306 (11th Cir. 2004), Trial and Appellate Counsel. 
  • Barkley v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., WL 1577796 (S.D. Ala. 2005), Trial Counsel.
  • Wright v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., WL 114902 (M.D. Ala. 1997), Trial Counsel.
  • Craft v. Bankers Ins. Co., WL 1005947 (S.D. Ala. 2000), Trial Counsel.
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