Kristian Rasmussen, III

Kristian Rasmussen, III: Attorney with Cory Watson Attorneys
Attorney Awards


Kristian Rasmussen’s reason for becoming a lawyer is really quite simple: he has a passion for helping people. Kristian began his legal career as a Judge Advocate General officer in the U.S. Navy. His time serving as a JAG officer affirmed his belief that as a lawyer he could truly help people.

Kristian has been practicing law since 1999, and has been at Cory Watson Attorneys since 2007. He sees the law as the great equalizer for honest, ordinary people who have been injured by the actions of large corporations. Kristian is keenly focused on his clients, taking his work very personal as he strives to represent each client as he would represent one of his own family members.

His accomplishments have earned Kristian a reputation as a skilled legal advocate who practices with the highest degree of integrity. Early in his career, Kristian was appointed by U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle at age 28 to be co-lead trial counsel in a large multistate consumer class action. That same year, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer appointed Kristian to help lead a large multidistrict litigation helping thousands of individuals from across the country. Kristian has also won multiple million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.

While Kristian’s courtroom experience is impressive, he makes time for fun outside of work. With three kids and two dogs, his home life is just as busy as his work life. During the school year, you’ll find him on the sidelines coaching one of the teams for his kids’ sporting events. They also enjoy hiking, hunting and trips to the beach.

HONORS, AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTSThe American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial LawyersNew York City Bar Association, Trial Advocacy AwardSpecial Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of FloridaUnited States Navy, Officer in the Judge Advocate General’s CorpsPUBLICATIONSChantix: The Next Mass TortAAJ, Section on Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts; Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring 2008Farm Bill Opens Door for Disadvantaged FarmersAAJ, Civil Rights, Vol. 16, No. 1, Fall 2008Bextra — No Different Than Vioxx ATLA, Section on Toxic & Environmental Torts, Vol. 12, No. 2, Spring 2005American Inns of Court, 2000-2003. Member, First Judicial Circuit Nominating Committee, 2003.

Areas of Practice (5)

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

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-403-5431  Phone
205-324-7896  Fax
Mailing Address:
Birmingham, AL 35205
University Attended:
The Citadel, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2000, Florida; 2011, Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals; Law Society of Upper Canada, Foreign Legal Consultant
American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum
Florida Justice Association
Alabama Association for Justice
Birmingham Bar Association
Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association
First Judicial Circuit Trial Lawyers Association
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Reserve, 2003
Reported Cases:
MDL No. 2691, In Re: Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation, Plaintiffs' Executive Committee
MDL No. 2092, In Re: Chantix (varenicline) Products Liability Litigation, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee
MDL No. 1699, In Re: Bextra and Celebrex Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, 391 F.Supp.2d 1377 Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Co-Chair Discovery Committee
MDL No. 1632, In Re: High Sulfur Content Gasoline Products Liability Litigation, 344 F.Supp.2d 755 – Lead Trial Counsel , Plaintiffs' Steering Committee
MDL No. 2428, In Re: Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee,
Paramore v. State Farm Automobile Ins. Co., No. 1D07-3781; Affirmed, June 27, 2008; Fla. 1st DCA, No. 1D07-4930
United States of America v. Hammond, 371 F.3d 776 (11th Cir. 2000)
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