Neil Richard Clement

Neil Richard Clement: Attorney with RichardsonClement PC

Biography

Neil Clement has been defending complex and difficult civil cases since 1990. With extensive trial experience consisting of over 100 jury and non-jury trials, Neil has a proven track record of success in the defense of all kinds of claims against companies and management.

Neil handles the defense of employment discrimination cases, worker's compensation cases, retaliatory discharge cases, co-employee cases, as well as the defense of general civil claims. His clients include United States Steel Corporation, Regions Bank, and Walter Schoel Engineering Company.

Neil received his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Buckingham in England in 1984, his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Cambridge in England in 1985 and his Master of Corporate Laws (M.C.L.) degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1988. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in February 1990. Neil recently earned the LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating™ and is a graduate of Leadership Shelby County, Class of 2010.

Neil was born in Morecambe, England in 1961 and grew up in Stalybridge on the east side of Manchester, England. He settled in Birmingham in 1986. He and his wife, Meredith, have four children.

Recent Trials and Summary Judgments

Austin Ash, Jr. v. U.S. Steel Mining Company LLC, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division), CV 00-1265. (Secured judgment for the defendant employer following a bench trial of worker's compensation claims for coal worker's pneumoconiosis and hearing loss.)

Industrial Development Board of the City of Montgomery v. Regions Bank, Circuit Court of Montgomery County, CV 08-900593. (Secured judgment in favor of defendant bank on plaintiffs' claims for compensatory and punitive damages pursuant various provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code.)

Patrick E. Kennedy, Jr. v. Regions Bank, Circuit Court of Shelby County, CV 07-900376. (Secured judgment in favor of defendant bank following bench trial on plaintiff's claims for alleged conversion, breach of trust, and breach of contract.) Lee Dwayne Ferguson v. U.S. Steel Mining Company, LLC, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division), CV 06-6458. (Secured judgment for the employer following a bench trial of worker's compensation claims for coal workers' pneumoconiosis and hearing loss.)

William David Mabry v. United States Steel Corporation, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division), CV 03-1110. (Secured bench verdict for the employer for only a 5% loss of earning capacity to the employee, the lowest possible monetary outcome for the case.)

Douglas W. Chatmon v. United States Steel Corporation, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division) CV 04-1070. (Judgment for the defendant employer following bench trial in a back injury case.)

Roy Alan LaFoy v. United States Steel Corporation, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division). CV 01-666. (Judgment for the defendant employer following bench trial in back and shoulder injury case.)

Amelia Kay Plott and David Plott v. Regions Bank, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division) CV 99-773. (Judgment for the defendant following an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court after jury trial in invasion of privacy and negligence case.)

Ken Gann and James Edwards v. Ken Clark, Ed Olvey, Frankie Weathers, Charles McCoy and Bruce Heaton, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division). CV 02-1474. (Summary judgment for defendants in co-employee liability case.)

Paul Jackson v. Miles Sanderson, Ed Cohen, Don Domazet, Jerry Lightsey and United States Steel Corporation, Circuit Court of Jefferson County. CV 04-371. (Summary judgment for co-employee defendants and low worker's compensation settlement for defendant employer.)

Denita Drees v. Samford University, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. 2:01 cv-3317 ELN. (Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed case during discovery.)

Ronald B. Lewis v. United States Steel Mining Company LLC and PinnOak Resources LLC, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division) CV 05-978. (Summary judgment for defendant employer in coal worker's pneumoconiosis case.)

Jeanette L. Price v. Kemper National Services, Inc. and Regions Bank, Circuit Court of Jefferson County. CV 03-6527. (Judgment for defendant Regions Bank following bench trial.)

Geoff and Amanda Fatzinger v. Regions Bank, Circuit Court of Jefferson County. CV 03-105. (Summary judgment for defendant in premises liability case.)

Reported Decisions

United States Steel Corporation v. Roger McBrayer, 908 So. 2d 947 (Ala.Civ. App. 2005)

Regions Bank v. Amelia Kay Plott, 897 So. 2d 239 (Ala. 2004)

Sonja Cook v. AFC Enterprises, Inc., 826 So. 2d 174 (Ala. 2002)

Joan Brantley v. Regions Bank, 777 So. 2d 328 (Ala. 1999)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • General Litigation
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
Law School Attended:
University of Buckingham, LL.B., 1984; University of Cambridge, LL.M., 1985; University of Alabama School of Law, M.C.L., 1988
Year of First admission:
1990
Admission:
1990, Alabama
Birth Information:
Morecambe, England, December 7, 1961
ISLN:
908342769

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