Ann McMahan

Ann McMahan: Attorney with Simpson, McMahan, Glick & Burford, PLLC AV stamp icon
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Ms. McMahan's primary concentration is litigation and insurance law and coverage matters. She represents clients and insurers in all Federal District Courts in the State of Alabama, in the Circuit and District Courts of the State of Alabama, in the United States Tax Court, in Bankruptcy Court, and in administrative proceedings. She participated in the defense of manufacturing clients in the Federal Multi-District litigation regarding breast implants and diet drugs. As a part of her Appellate practice she has appeared before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court, and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

Reported Decisions:

- American Motorists Insurance Company v. Southern Security Life Insurance Company, et al, 80 F.Supp.2d 1280 (M.D.Ala.2000).

- Castle Construction Company et al. v. Owens and Woods Partnership et al, 590 So.2d 186 (Ala.1991).

- Christian v. Kenneth Chandler Construction Company, Inc., et al, 658 So.2d 408 (Ala.1995).

- United States of America et al. v. Ilco, Inc., 1990 WL 300298 (N.D.Ala.).

- Moon v. Harco Drugs, Inc., et al., 435 So.2d 218 (Ala.1983).

- Vines v. The Birmingham Baseball Club, Inc., et al., 450 So.2d 455 (Ala.1984).

- Lynn v. United Technologies Corp., Inc., 916 F.Supp. 1217 (M.D.Ala.1996).

- Isom v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 893 So.2d 1124 (Ala.2004).

Professional Credentials and Memberships:

- Alabama State Bar:

-- Admitted in October, 1980;

-- Member of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals of the Alabama State Bar, 2001 to 2008;

-- Vice Chairman (1994-1995) and Chairman (1995-2000) of the Bench and Bar Task Force of the Alabama State Bar;

-- State and Federal Court Judicial Council, 1998 to 1999;

-- Current member of the Judicial Liaison Committee.

- Birmingham Bar Association:

-- Member from 1980 to present;

-- Elected by the Members of the Birmingham Bar Association to the Jefferson County Judicial Commission, 1997-2000;

-- Member of the Executive Committee, 1996-1998;

-- Member of the Grievance Committee, 1988-1990;

-- Chairman Bench and Bar Retreat Committee, 1996-2001;

-- Member of the Entertainment Committee, 1990 to present.

- American Bar Association:

-- Member from 1980 to present;

- Defense Research Institute:

-- Member from 1980 to present;

- Alabama Defense Lawyers Association:

-- Member from 1980 to present and Vice-President, 1998-1999;

- Association of Defense Trial Attorneys:

-- Member from 1997, to present;

- Martindale-Hubbell:

-- AV® Preeminent™ Rating.

Seminars and Publications:

Ms. McMahan presents a paper on Recent Decisions of the Alabama Supreme Court and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals for Alabama's Judicial College at the Winter and Summer Conferences held by Alabama's Circuit and District Court Judges and has done so for over ten years. She has conducted seminars for the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Extra Contractual Insurance Claims
  • Casualty and Commercial Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Construction Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-876-1601  Phone
University Attended:
Jacksonville State University, B.A., with Honors, English Honorary Society Member, 1970; Auburn University, M.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., Moot Court Board and Law and Psychology Review Board, 1980
Year of First Admission:
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Alabama Court of Appeals; United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama; Alabama's Circuit and District Courts; 1980, Alabama
Birth Information:

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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