Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Michael is with the firm's Mobile, Alabama, office. He practices in the areas of general liability defense, subrogation, and property/casualty coverage with an emphasis on first-party claims. He has litigated several matters throughout his career, serving as both lead and co-counsel in trials taking place in both Alabama and Florida. Michael graduated from Auburn University, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and received his Law Degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael engaged in the practice of law with a mid-size firm in Mobile, Alabama, focusing primarily on coverage and general liability defense litigation with an emphasis on product and construction defect claims. He has published articles in both legal and trade magazines, and has also served previously as a member of the Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors as a member of the organization's Construction Law Committee. 

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Michael is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Florida, as well the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, and the Northern District of Florida. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Michael is an active member of the Mobile Bar Association, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the Paul W. Brock Chapter of the National Inns of Court, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute.


  • Auburn University
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
April 12, 2012 PUBLICATIONLearning from the 2011 Tornado Season: A Historic Year of Coverage Lessons for Insurers in 2012

A publication of CLM
As natural disasters go, the tornado season of 2011 was one of the worst on the books. The National Weather Service reported that a record number of tornadoes touched down during the April-May 2011 tornado season, with the state of Alabama having more tornadoes reach the ground than in any other state.

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February 26, 2009 PUBLICATIONIs Abnormal Becoming The New Normal In Alabama?

This is one of a series of articles originally published in Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith, Vol. 22, #20 (February 26, 2009).

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October 01, 2007 PUBLICATIONAlabama Limits Subrogation Rights Under Wrongful Death Statute

The Supreme Court of Alabama recently limited the rights of a workers' compensation insurer seeking to recover medical expenses paid on behalf of a worker who later died as a result of his injuries. Alabama's unique wrongful death statute, which allows for the recovery of punitive damages only, precludes an insurer from recovering medical expenses incurred prior to the worker's death.

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Blog Posts

August 26, 2014 BLOG POSTBad Faith: Turns Out, Abnormal in Alabama Really Is Normal
Bad Faith: Turns Out, Abnormal in Alabama Really Is Normal
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July 24, 2014 BLOG POSTSports Laws Focusing More and More on Youth Sports
Sports Laws Focusing More and More on Youth Sports
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November 06, 2015 EVENT2015 CLM Conference - Atlanta
2015 CLM Conference - Atlanta
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July 31, 2014 EVENTCLM Construction & Environmental Conference
CLM Construction & Environmental Conference
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February 05, 2014 EVENT2015 Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committee Conference
2015 Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committee Conference
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November 08, 2013 EVENT2013 CLM Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference
2013 CLM Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference
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June 20, 2013 EVENTRimkus 10th Annual Seminar
Rimkus 10th Annual Seminar
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February 07, 2013 EVENTGulf Coast Association of Insurance Professionals
Gulf Coast Association of Insurance Professionals
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March 09, 2010 EVENTConstruction Defect Litigation and Coverage in Florida
Construction Defect Litigation and Coverage in Florida
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December 11, 2009 EVENTInsurance Coverage Issues and Pollution Claims
Insurance Coverage Issues and Pollution Claims
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Excess Coverage
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • Healthcare Insurance Fraud
  • Malpractice - Engineering
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice - Engineering/Architecture
  • Professional Malpractice - Medical
  • Third Party Coverage Issues
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Malpractice - Architecture
  • Coverage - First Party Property