Mr. Christopher J. Doty

Mr. Christopher J. Doty: Attorney with Smith & Bahakel, P.C. AV stamp icon
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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.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • General Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Trucking Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Accidents
  • Indemnity
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-802-2214  Phone
205-879-4445  Fax
University Attended:
University of Montevallo, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama; United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama; United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama; 2014, Alabama; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Alabama State Bar

Birmingham Bar Association

American Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Defense Research Institute

Transportation Lawyers Association

Birth Information:

Peer Reviews

Birmingham, Alabama

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