Al is an associate in Burr & Forman's Birmingham Office, where he practices in both the Transportation and Commercial Litigation Sections. His practice primarily involves the proactive defense of occupational injury cases brought against clients under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.
Al practices in the area of railroad defense litigation with a concentration on cases involving suits under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, whistleblower claims, trespasser injuries, property damage claims, and other third-party injuries. He also focuses on the defense of heavy industry clients in personal injury claims, as well as product liability matters.
Al's personable and enthusiastic approach to litigation has quickly made him a favorite within the firm and with clients. He was chosen as an inaugural member of the Birmingham Business Alliance's “On Board Birmingham” as one of the city's leaders in the young professional arena and was inducted into Birmingham's Rotaract Club. He currently serves on the firm's Recruiting Committee and Technology Team.
Prior to joining the firm, Al attended the University of Alabama on a Presidential Scholarship, where he majored in English and Political Science. He attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he received the Dean's Merit Scholarship for academic achievement, the Scholar of Merit Award in Torts and Criminal Law, and was an Editor on the Cumberland Law Review.
Honors & Awards
•Phi Alpha Delta, Cumberland
•Vice-President, Cumberland Public Interest & Community Service Organization
• 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
Personal Q & A
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.