Christopher Doty joined the Smith & Bahakel team in 2014 shortly after graduating law school. Chris represents clients in state and federal courts in matters involving insurance defense, coverage, bad faith litigation, personal injury, premises liability, commercial transportation, and business torts.
Chris grew up in Alabaster, Alabama and graduated from the nearby University of Montevallo, where he earned a B.A. in English Literature. After college, Christopher spent several enjoyable years working at Barnes & Noble in various management roles.
Chris attended Cumberland School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude in 2014. While in law school, he served as Research Editor for the Cumberland Law Review and as an Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow. He also received numerous “Scholar of Merit” awards.
Outside the office, Chris enjoys volunteering with local community groups and initiatives (such as Project Homeless Connect), reading fiction and history, and collecting vinyl records.
Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
American Bar Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Transportation Lawyers Association
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