|University ||University of Alabama, B.A., cum laude|
|Law School||Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D.|
Al is an associate in the Birmingham office, where he practices in the firm's general commercial litigation group.
While attending the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Al served as an Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review, Vice President of Cumberland's Public Interest & Community Interest Organization, and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Al was a recipient of the Dean's Merit Scholarship, the Scholar of Merit Award in both Torts and Criminal Law, and was on the Dean's List throughout his time at Cumberland.
Prior to attending law school, Al received his B.A., cum laude, in English and Political Science from the University of Alabama on a Presidential Cabinet Scholarship, where he was a member of the University Honors Program and inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa.
Can you describe your first job?
My first job was the tough life of a lifeguard at the public pool in my small hometown of Alexander City, AL.
What are your hobbies?
Soccer, golf, running and following my Alabama Crimson Tide.
What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
A family friend of mine who is an attorney told me that all I needed to get through law school was a recliner, lamp, and some highlighters. Six weeks out from finals, buckle down and study one subject per week.
How do you spend your weekend?
A perfect weekend would be one spent down on Lake Martin with family and friends.
Burr Alert: FINRA Sends Transition Bonus Disclosure Rule to SEC
Author, Why Are Chapter 13 Debtors Still Standing in their Battle for Trustee's Avoidance Powers?: A Call to Resolve the Current Circuit Split, Cumberland Law Review, Vol. 43:2:311
Honors & Awards
Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review
Recipient of Dean's Merit Scholarship, Cumberland
Received Scholar of Merit Awards in Torts and Criminal Law
Phi Alpha Delta, Cumberland
Vice-President, Cumberland Public Interest & Community Service Organization
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FINRA Sends Transition Bonus Disclosure Rule to SEC
Benjamin B. Coulter,Al F. Teel, May 23, 2014
In a move designed to increase transparency between its member firms’ registered persons (“representatives”) and their former clients when they move from one firm to another, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") recently submitted FINRA Rule 2243 to the...
Obtaining Enforceable Non-Compete Agreements: Timing and Geography Matter
Devin C. Dolive,Al F. Teel, February 28, 2014
Last month, a federal judge in Mobile, Alabama denied an employer’s request for a preliminary injunction seeking to stop that employer’s former employee from working for an alleged competitor. See Dawson v. Ameritox, Ltd., Case No. 13-0614-KD-M, 2014 WL 31809 (S.D. Ala. Jan. 6, 2014). ...
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