Charlene P. Ford

Charlene P. Ford: Attorney with WhatleyKallas, LLP
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  • 1000 Park Place Tower, 2001 Park Place North, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Ms. Ford, formerly a partner with Whatley Drake & Kallas, now serves as Of Counsel with WhatleyKallas. She concentrates her practice in the areas of class actions, complex litigation, small business law and business litigation as well as appellate practice. Ms. Ford had a prominent role in class action litigation against many major insurance companies on behalf of minorities, which successfully sought redress for discriminatory practices with respect to the sale of life insurance products. She was also active in the firm's cases on behalf of physicians in In re Managed Care Litigation which successfully sought monetary and practice changes valued in excess of one billion dollars. She is a member of the Alabama Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama. She is a member of the Birmingham and American Bar Associations, and the Alabama State Bar.

Ms. Ford is a graduate of the University of Montevallo (B.S., summa cum laude, 1982) and Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., summa cum laude, 1993) where she was a Member (1991-1993) and Comment Editor (1992-1993) of the Cumberland Law Review. Following law school, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge William M. Acker, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. Ms. Ford is the author of "Rule 11: Due Process Reconsidered," 22 Cumberland Law Review 729, 1991-1992. She was born in Limestone County, Alabama.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Small Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(205) 488-1200  Phone
(800) 922-4851  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 10968, Birmingham, AL 35203
University Attended:
University of Montevallo, B.S., summa cum laude, 1982
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1993
Year of First admission:
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1995, U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1994, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 2003, U.S. Supreme Court; 1993, Alabama
Reported Cases:
PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. v. Book, 538 U.S. 401, 123 S.Ct. 1531 (2003); Klay v. Humana, Inc., 382 F.3d 1241 (11th Cir. 2004); McFarlin v. Conseco Services, L.L.C., 381 F.3d 1251 (11th Cir. 2004); In re Humana Inc. Managed Care Litigation, 333 F.3d 1247 (11th Cir. 2003); In re Humana Inc. Managed Care Litigation, 285 F.3d 971 (11th Cir. 2002); In re Managed Care Litigation, 246 F.Supp.2d 1363 (Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2003); In re Managed Care Litigation, 236 F.Supp.2d 1336 (S.D. Fla. 2002); In re Managed Care Litigation, 209 F.R.D. 678 (S.D. Fla. 2002); In re Managed Care Litigation, 135 F. Supp.2d 1235 (S.D. Fla. 2001); Moore v. Liberty Nat. Ins. Co., 108 F.Supp.2d 1266 (N.D. Ala. 2000); Avis Rent A Car Systems, Inc. v. Heilman, 876 So.2d 1111 (Ala. 2003); Yeager v. General Motors Acceptance Corp., 719 So.2d 210 (Ala. 1998); Johnson v. Garlock, 682 So.2d 25 (Ala. 1996).

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