•AV- Preeminent Peer Review Rated
•Best Lawyers in America
•Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2014-Present
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2016-Present
•Alabama Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2013-2015
•B-Metro Birmingham Bus. Mag., Birmingham’s Top Attorneys , 2016-Present
•Leadership Birmingham, Class of 2015
In the News
•Christopher S. Berdy to Speak at International Association of Defense Counsel’s 2019 Midyear Meeting
•Butler Snow Ranked No. 2 in Lex Machina’s ‘Top Law Firm Report’
•106 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Firm Ranked #2 for 2016 Healthiest Employers by BBJ
•Leadership Birmingham Announces the Members of its Class of 2014-2015
•On The Move - Berdy
Papers, Presentations, & Publications
•Speaker, Back to Basics: Direct and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses at Trial, International Association of Defense Counsel’s 2019 Midyear Meeting, Santa Barbara, Calif., February 26, 2019.
•Chapter Co-Author, “Liens and Medicare Secondary Payer Act,” IADC Defense Counsel Training Manual (3d Ed. 2016).
•Co-Author, “Alabama No Longer an Outlier State: Legislature Says ‘No’ To Innovator Liability,” Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 8 No. 3, December 2015.
•Author, Thinking Bigger: Broadening Regulatory Strategy For New Medical Devices By Planning For Both Regulatory and Reimbursement Approval , Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 8 No. 2, Summer 2015
•Speaker, Strategic Planning for Law Firms: Key Considerations, IADC 2015 Annual Meeting, July 8, 2015.
•Author, Collaboration: Part of the Pharmaceutical Industry’s New Normal, Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 7 No. 2, 25-31, June 2014.
•Co-Author, What Do California, Vermont and Alabama Have in Common? Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 3, September 2013.
•Speaker, Alternative Fee Arrangements & Value Billing, IADC 2013 Annual Meeting, July 8, 2013.
•Speaker, The Future of the Legal Services Industry, IADC & FDCC Joint Law Firm Management Conference, May 10, 2013.
•Co-Author, What Do California, Vermont... and Alabama Have In Common?: Innovator-Liability for Brand-Name Prescription Drug Manufacturers, IADC Committee Newsletter, February 2013.
•Co-Author, The Mississippi Supreme Court Issues A Get-Out-of-Jail Card to Unlicensed Engineers Offering Expert Testimony, IADC Committee Newsletter, December 2012.
•Moderator, The Decision to Seek Arbitration - Be Careful What You Wish For..., IADC Annual Meeting, July 2012.
•Moderator, Why Clients Are Demanding Value and What Law Firms Are Doing (or Not) to Meet The Challenge, IADC Midyear Meeting, February 2012.
•Author, Alabama Now Recognizes A Civil Cause of Action for the Wrongful Death of A Non-viable Fetus, IADC Medical Defense & Health Law Committee Newsletter, October 2011.
•Author, Finally...Alabama Makes the Change from Frye to Daubert, IADC Trial Techniques & Tactics Newsletter, July 2011.
•Panelist, Meeting Your Client’s Expectations in Mediation, IADC Midyear Meeting, February 2011.
•Co-Author, Overcoming the Vanishing Trail: A Lawyer’s Skills Are More Vital Than Ever to Success at Mediation, IADC ADR Committee Newsletter, January 2011.
•Co-Author, Kawasaki v. Regal-Beloit: The Supreme Court Resolves the Long-Standing Circuit Split Regarding the Law Applicable to Multimodal Shipping Contracts, IADC Environmental, Energy and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter, December 2010.
•Moderator, Uses of Social Media in Discovery and Trial, IADC Webinar, June 2010.
•Co-Author, The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007: A Practitioner’s Guide to Resolving Personal Injury Liability Claims by Medicare Beneficiaries, 76 Def. Couns. J. 393, October 2009.
•Author, Alabama Has a Difference of Opinion: When Does Testimony by an Out-of-State Engineer Constitute the Practice of Engineering? IADC Product Liability Committee Newsletter, January 2007.
•Author, What Every Product Manufacturer Needs to Know When Defending a Lawsuit in Alabama, IADC Product Liability Committee Newsletter, January 2006.
•Co-Author, The Basics of Applying Daubert and Frye in State Court, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 21, April 2003.
•Rotary Club of Birmingham, Member
•St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church, Member
•Boy Scouts of America, Troop 28 - Greater Alabama Council (Vulcan District)
•Order of the Arrow (Coosa Lodge)
•Washington & Lee University
•Birmingham Area Chair, Alumni Admissions Program Alumni Board, 2015-2018
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Faculty, 46th Annual IADC Trial Academy, 2018, Stanford Law School
Chair, CLE Committee, 2016-2017
Chair, Alabama State Membership Committee, 2011-Present
Chair, In-House & Law Firm Management Committee, 2013-2015
Chair, 2014 Annual Meeting CLE Steering Committee
Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2010-2012
Co-Chair, IADC & FDCC Joint Law Firm Management Conference, 2013
Appointed Member, Nominating Committee, 2011
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Food and Drug Law Institute
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
American Bar Association
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