F. Jerome Tapley

F. Jerome Tapley: Attorney with Cory Watson Attorneys

Biography

For Jerome Tapley, the decision to become a lawyer was a deeply personal one. When he was a boy, a family member died in a work-place accident. Tapley witnessed first-hand how lawyers could make a difference in people’s lives. The trial lawyers who represented Tapley’s family successfully held the responsible party accountable for the tragedy. Tapley knew then he wanted to be a trial lawyer. His road toward achieving that goal was not easy, but hard work has never been an obstacle for Tapley.

Tapley was born in Alexander City, Alabama, a hard-working, cotton mill town that taught him the values of persistence, keeping his word, and doing his best. The lessons he learned from his community propelled him to become the first college graduate in his family, graduating from Auburn University Montgomery and earning his law degree through Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Tapley, now a principal at Corey Watson Attorneys, focuses 100 percent on courtroom litigation, including Class Action, Mass Tort, and Products Liability litigation. He’s admitted to all state and federal courts in Alabama and Florida.

When he’s not in court or at the offices of Cory Watson, Tapley devotes time to the Alabama Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He and his family are members of Haven Field Community Church where he serves as Chairman of the Governing Board and on the Elder Team.

Tapley’s hobbies include doing anything mechanical, woodworking, furniture building, hunting, and fishing. He particularly enjoys bird hunting with his dog, Duke. Though Tapley has a variety of hobbies and interests, one of his favorite quotes speaks to his hard-working background: “"No one has ever drowned in sweat.”- Lou Holtz.

HONORS, AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honors Society
Order of Omega, Greek Honors Society
Cumberland School of Law, Trial Advocacy Board, Scholar of Merit
American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Auburn University Montgomery, Student Government, President

Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 2001-2003. Member, Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board, 2002-2003. President, Student Government, 1998 -1999.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Personal Injury
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Torts
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-328-2200  Phone
205-324-7896  Fax
www.cwcd.com
University Attended:
Auburn University Montgomery, B.S., 1999
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., 2003
Year of First admission:
2003
Admission:
2003, Alabama and Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida
Memberships:
Alabama State Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Alabama Association for Justice, Emerging Leaders Section
American Association for Justice
Birth Information:
Alexander City, Alabama
ISLN:
917647794
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.5/5.0 (14)
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      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/08/12 in Products Liability on 11/08/12

      Jerome is a smart lawyer and an excellent advocate.

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      Jerome is a smart lawyer and an excellent advocate.

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      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/08/12 in Products Liability Defense on 11/08/12

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        5.0/5.0
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    • F. Jerome Tapley

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/31/12 in Personal Injury on 10/31/12

      Solid lawyer I would feel comfortable referring my family to

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      Solid lawyer I would feel comfortable referring my family to

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      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 10/31/12 in Civil Litigation on 10/31/12

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    • F. Jerome Tapley

      5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/21/09 in Mass Torts on 05/21/09

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        5.0/5.0
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    • F. Jerome Tapley

      4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 11/27/12 in Personal Injury on 11/27/12

      I believe Jerome to be of high ethical character and I believe that he is an excellent representative of the Alabama State Bar.

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      I believe Jerome to be of high ethical character and I believe that he is an excellent representative of the Alabama State Bar.

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    • F. Jerome Tapley

      4.8/5.0 by a Member on 05/05/09 in Personal Injury on 05/05/09

      i opposed him in a complex, significant trucking accident case and he did an excellent job. very professional

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      i opposed him in a complex, significant trucking accident case and he did an excellent job. very professional

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    • F. Jerome Tapley

      4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 11/27/12 in Litigation on 11/27/12

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        5.0/5.0
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    • F. Jerome Tapley

      4.4/5.0 by a Member on 05/19/09 in Personal Injury on 05/19/09

      excellent lawyer

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      excellent lawyer

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    • F. Jerome Tapley

      4.4/5.0 by a Member on 05/05/09 in Litigation on 05/05/09

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