Barry William Hair

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Rated by Martindale Hubbel “AV” (permanent)

Barry Hair represents clients both directly and as panel counsel from Fortune 500 companies to smaller Alabama based corporations, often on a statewide basis.

Mr. Hair’s litigation experience ranges from a simple slip and fall to litigating high exposure lawsuits such as a catastrophic injury, electrical accident. For some clients,

Mr. Hair is also used as a rapid response attorney who is known for his hands-on accident scene investigations and to then provide guidance on directing the investigation and evaluating a claim well before it becomes a lawsuit.

Earlier in his career Mr. Hair was claims counsel for Nationwide Insurance Company for the state of Alabama managing its first party and the more serious third party litigated claims as well as serving as a consultant to the company’s claims department.

Barry Hair has extensive litigation experience in the following insurance defense areas:

· Personal injury

· Wrongful death

· Premises liability

· Transportation litigation

· Telecommunications litigation

· Water damage and mold litigation

· Construction litigation

· Employment law

· Fraud defense

· Products liability

· Toxic torts

· Motorsports litigation


"Commentary: Adoption of Comparative Negligence in Alabama: A Needed Judicial Reform," American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Spring 1991. Co-Author of the "Nationwide Insurance Company Litigation Management Manual for Alabama".

Professional Associations

American Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association; Alabama Defense Lawyers Association;

EditorialsBoard Birmingham Bar Association bulletin, "Current Developments in Civil Law" 1991-1992

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Automobile and Trucking Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Construction
  • Premises Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Fraud Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
833-345-7792  Phone
(205) 397-2900  Phone
(205) 397-2901  Fax
University Attended:
Augusta College, B.B.A., 1983
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
1987, U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; 1987, Alabama

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (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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Birmingham, Alabama

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