Michael T. Scivley

Michael T. Scivley: Attorney with Starnes Davis Florie LLP
  • Partner at Starnes Davis Florie LLP (57 Attorneys)
  • 100 Brookwood Place, 7th Floor, Birmingham, AL 35209
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Biography

Michael Scivley is a partner at Starnes Davis Florie and has been practicing law since 2006. His practice is primarily devoted to defending physicians and other health care providers in a variety of matters involving alleged medical malpractice and wrongful death. He also has significant experience assisting health care providers on matters involving professional licensing and credentialing. He is also a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

Professional Recognition

•Michael was named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2013 and 2014 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers magazine

Highlights

•Obtained defense verdict following a seven-day trial in federal court involving a psychiatrist accused of improperly prescribing anti-seizure/bipolar medication;
•Successfully defended an ophthalmologist on a licensing matter involving the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama;
•Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of an orthopaedic surgeon accused of improperly performing an open reduction and internal fixation of a right lateral malleolar fracture;
•Obtained complete summary judgment in a wrongful death matter in favor of a family practitioner accused of failing to misdiagnose an infection;
•Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of a plastic surgeon accused of improperly performing a liposuction procedure;
•Secured the dismissal of two anesthesiologists in a medical malpractice and wrongful death matter involving a cervical spine surgical procedure;
•Secured the dismissal of a nephrologist in a wrongful death matter involving a dialysis patient;
•Secured the dismissal of a urologist and licensed practical nurse accused of failing to diagnose a recurrence of renal cell carcinoma;
•Secured the dismissal of a dentist accused of striking a patient with a dental drill during a root canal procedure;

Presentations and Publications

•Lectured on Dram Shop Litigation at the Tort Law Update presented by CLE Alabama/The University of Alabama School of Law

News & Insights

•SDF Attorneys Mike Wright & Michael Scivley Obtain Defense Verdict in Med Mal Trial
•Wright & Scivley Obtain Defense Verdict for Psychiatrist in Seven Day Trial
•Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
•Starnes Davis Florie Announces Its New Partners

Fun Facts

•While attending Cumberland School of Law, Michael was a member of the Cordell Hull Speaker’s Forum.
•Michael played wide receiver for Brown University, where he earned multiple varsity letters and was a member of the 1999 Ivy League championship football team.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Healthcare
  • Medical Credentialing and Licensure
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death / Catastrophic Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-868-6039  Phone
205-868-6099  Fax
www.starneslaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 598512, Birmingham, AL 35209
University Attended:
Brown University, B.A., 2002
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2006
Year of First admission:
2006
Admission:
Alabama; Tennessee; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
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Community Involvement

•Michael is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the American Bar Association.
•He served as a member of the Birmingham Bar Association Medical Liaison Committee
•He is a volunteer for the Brown University Alumni Schools Committee, where he interviews prospective college applicants.
•He is a member of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.

ISLN:
919305326

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