- Non-Compete & Trade Secrets
- Commercial Litigation
- Financial Services Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Banking & Financial Institution Disputes
- "Bet the Company" Litigation
- Class Action
- Fiduciary, Trust & Estate Litigation
- Securities Litigation
- UCC Litigation
- Unfair Competition & False Advertising Litigation
|University ||Baylor University, B.A., 1994-1998; Wayne State University, M.A., 1998-1999|
|Law School||Samford University Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2007-2010|
|Admitted||2010, Alabama; US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; US District Court - Middle District of Alabama; US District Court - Northern District of Alabama; US District Court - Southern District of Alabama; US District Court - Northern District of Florida|
•American Bar Association
•Alabama State Bar
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Judge James Edwin Horton American Inn of Court
•fellow, ABOTA National Trial College
Ben Coulter is an attorney at Burr & Forman LLP practicing in the General Commercial Litigation Group.
His practice primarily involves the defense of banks, credit unions, brokers, and other financial institutions in securities litigation and other commercial matters. He also defends medical providers in medical malpractice actions. Ben received his B.A. from Baylor, his M.A. from Wayne State, and his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law. Ben is an ABOTA National Trial College Fellow. Ben is a member of the Judge James Edwin Horton American Inn of Court and other legal and civil organizations.
Honors & Awards
•Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation (2014-2015)
•Order of the Barrister, Cumberland School of Law, Member
•Named executive editor of the Cumberland Law Review
•Alabama Leadership Initiative
•East Lake Arts District, Board of Directors
•Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program, Participant
•Birmingham Volunteer Lawyer Program Participant
•Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.), Participant
•Legal Eagles Educational Program, Participant
•Birmingham MS Leadership Class of 2013
• Burr Alert: Reverse Churning: Don't Fall Asleep at the Wheel
• Burr Alert: FINRA Sends Transition Bonus Disclosure Rule to SEC
• Burr Alert: “Interim Final” Volcker Rule Approved
• Burr Alert: Proposed FINRA Rules Governing Markups, Commissions and Fees
• Burr Alert: FINRA Amends Subpoena and Arbitrator Order Rules
• Burr Alert: FINRA Updates Guidance on its Suitability Rule
• Don't Take the Wrong Way Out
Personal Q & A
What is your favorite thing about the law?
It is full of interesting stories and ideas which affect peoples’ lives.
What was your first job?
I mowed lawns.
What are your hobbies?
Basketball, running, reading, competition of any kind.
What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Work hard enough that you feel confident that you did everything you could do to reach your goals, but take advantage of the opportunity to learn about ideas that interest you and to enjoy the people around you.
What is your favorite lawyer joke?
What’s the difference between a lawyer and a snake run down on the highway? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
How do you define a “good day”?
A good day is one in which I work hard and succeed, after which I spend time with my wife and daughters.
How do you spend your weekend?
I enjoy watching and playing sports, going on outings with the family, and catching up with friends.
|Reported Cases||Representative Matters: Represented banks and related entities, and their employees, in mortgage, securities and financial fraud cases; Assisted in the defense of a national financial institution against consumer protection claims; Assisted in the defense of a industrial container business against false advertising claims; Represented businesses and individuals in non-compete agreement enforcement and contract matters; Represented clients of all types in title dispute matters|
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