R. Todd Huntley

R. Todd Huntley: Attorney with Starnes Davis Florie LLP
  • Partner at Starnes Davis Florie LLP (58 Attorneys)
  • 100 Brookwood Place, 7th Floor, Birmingham, AL 35209
    View R. Todd Huntley's office location
  • Peer Reviews

    No Reviews
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #171 in weekly profile views out of 6,254 Attorneys in Birmingham, AL
    • #42,536 in weekly profile views out of 1,822,458 total attorneys Overall


Todd Huntley became an associate with Starnes Davis Florie after graduating from law school in 2000. Since that time he has become a partner and currently sits on the firm’s executive committee and serves as the firm’s Hiring Partner. Todd’s practice is devoted to civil litigation to include professional medical liability, health care litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, long-term care litigation and representing health care providers before professional licensing boards. He has tried multiple complex cases to a verdict on behalf of health care providers and corporations.

Professional Recognition

•Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2019



•Successfully defended an addiction medicine physician in a wrongful death suit arising out of care provided during the patient’s detoxification.
•Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a radiologist in an eight day wrongful death trial arising from allegations of failure to diagnose the patient’s brain aneurysm.
•Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a Surgery Center arising from an alleged injury occurring during the recovery period following a nerve block.
•Successfully defended two surgeons in a matter involving allegations that the patient’s death was the result of failing to timely place a thoracoscopy tube in a patient with a pneumothorax and failing to timely perform a thoracotomy to address a hemothorax.
•Obtained a jury verdict for two emergency medicine physicians in a case involving allegations that they failed to diagnose a myocardial infarction or impending infarction during their evaluations.
•Successfully obtained a verdict in Federal District Court for a neurosurgeon in a spinal cord injury case arising from complications secondary to a foraminotomy.
•Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a surgeon in a personal injury case involving complications arising from a retained foreign body following hernia surgery.
•Instrumental in obtaining the first published opinion in Alabama enforcing an arbitration agreement entered into between a long-term care facility and one of its residents.
•Successfully defended a surgeon in a case involving an incidental surgical fire during the removal of a facial lesion.
•Obtained a defense verdict for a surgeon in a case involving his care and treatment of a colonic perforation.

Presentations and Publications

•“A Broader View of Neonatal Encephalopathy: Defending the Health Care Provider” as part of the DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar, March 12, 2015 (San Francisco, CA).
•Walter W. Bates, R. Todd Huntley, William S. Starnes, Jr., “Ten Tips for Direct Examination and Cross-Examination,” 39:2 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 339 (2015).
•“Top Tips for Litigators” as part of a CLE entitled Trial Skills, December 19, 2016 (Birmingham, AL).
•“How to Present Your Case at Trial” as part of a CLE entitled Building Your Civil Trial Skills, August 12, 2014 (Birmingham, AL).
•“How to Present Your Case at Trial” as part of a CLE entitled Building Your Civil Trial Skills, December 21, 2012 (Birmingham, AL).
•“Medicine 101 For Attorneys” as part of a CLE entitled Medical Malpractice From A-Z, September 22, 2011 (Birmingham, AL)
•“Ethics Update”, Alabama Nursing Home Defense Lawyers Association, April 30, 2011 (Perdido Beach, FL).

News & Insights

Twenty-Seven SDF Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019
•Twenty-Six SDF Lawyers Listed in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
•Bates, Huntley & Starnes Publish Article in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy
•SDF Attorneys Mike Wright and Todd Huntley Obtain Judgment as a Matter of Law on Behalf of General Surgeon
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys MacKenzie & Huntley Obtain Defense Verdict for Addiction Medicine Doctor
•Starnes Davis Florie Lawyers Axon & Huntley Secure Dismissal on Appeal
•Starnes Attorneys Secure Defense Verdict in an Eight Day Trial
•Axon & Huntley Obtained Defense Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Case
•Bates & Huntley Obtain Defense Verdict for Two Surgeons
•Huntley and Bates Obtain Jury Verdict in Favor of Emergency Physicians

Fun Facts

Todd enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Emily, and their three children.
•If there is any time left over, he loves playing tennis and golf and, of course, watching college football.
•Speaking of golf, he’s made one hole in one in his life. . . on a skulled 8 iron that deserved to be in the bottom of a lake more than the bottom of the cup.
•After graduating from Auburn, Todd worked with special needs children for a year at an elementary school in his hometown of Rome, Georgia.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Healthcare
  • Long Term Care & Nursing Home Litigation
  • Medical Credentialing and Licensure
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Wrongful Death / Catastrophic Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-868-6009  Phone
205-868-6099  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 598512, Birmingham, AL 35209
University Attended:
Auburn University, B.A., 1996
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 2000, Alabama

Community Involvement

•Todd takes pride in being a part of the Birmingham community.
•He is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood, Alabama.
•He has served as leadership on the church's Administrative Board, Board of Trustees, Staff Parish Relactions Committee and Stewardship Committee.
•He has been extremely active in promoting and coaching youth sports throughout Alabama and the Birmingham area.

Birth Information:
Rome, Georgia, August 4, 1974
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases; Giles v. Brookwood Health Services, Inc., et al., 5 So. 3d 533 (Ala. 2008). McGuffey Health and Rehabilitation Center v. Gibson, 864 So. 2d 1061 (Ala. 2003).

Peer Reviews

This lawyer does not have peer reviews.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Birmingham, Alabama

Contact R. Todd Huntley

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.