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MikeMike has over fifteen years of experience defending both insureds and insurance companies in a wide range of civil matters. Mike has tried a variety of cases, including claims of medical malpractice, automobile negligence, contract disputes, and workers’ compensation. He spends a significant amount of his time defending companies in trucking litigation, construction defect, products liability, black lung/pneumoconiosis, outrage and workers’ compensation matters. Mike also provides advice to clients on claims handling and pre-suit resolution of claims when appropriate and beneficial to the insured. Mike enjoys an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level rating of professional excellence bestowed upon him by his peers in the legal profession.

Mike is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama. He is a member of the American and Birmingham Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute, and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. Mike is a frequent speaker on transportation issues and construction defect litigation. Mike is a proud alumnus of Florida State University and Cumberland School of Law.

He is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension where he serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Church’s Vestry. Mike and his wife Stacey enjoy traveling together and are the proud parents of two young girls. When not immersed in work or children’s activities, Mike is an avid fan of all things Florida State.


  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1994


Bar Admissions:

  • Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Workers Compensation Organization, Inc.
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – LEED Green Associate