Richard E. Davis

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Biography

Richard represents clients in environmental, healthcare fraud, and commercial matters, including federal and state court civil and white collar criminal trials and appeals and in investigations and enforcement actions involving federal and state regulatory, law enforcement, and professional licensing agencies. He has substantial experience in parallel proceedings in which civil and criminal investigations or proceedings arise from the same set of facts or circumstances. Richard also provides clients with legal counsel regarding legislation, administrative agency rulemaking, and public policy-particularly pertaining to healthcare and environmental issues.

Professional Recognition

•AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
•Senior fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary
•Vice Chair, International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (“IINREEL”)
•Top Leading Litigator by Chambers USA
•Best Lawyers in America-Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental, and Natural Resources. In addition, Best Lawyers in America has named Richard Davis the “Birmingham Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2017 and 2019
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•2018 Top Attorney for White Collar Defense and Energy/Environmental Litigation by Birmingham Magazine
•Chair, Birmingham Bar Association Federal Practice Section (2015-2016)
•Chair, Alabama State Bar Environmental Law Section (2010-2011)
•Editor-in-Chief, Cumberland Law Review (1988-1989)

Experience

Highlights

•Environmental Crime: representing trucking company in investigation of alleged discharge of hazardous waste
•Environmental Crime: represented recycling and transport services company in criminal investigation of hazardous waste disposal practices (no charges filed); representing same client with regard to civil administrative issues
•Commercial Litigation: defending clients against RICO, contract, and tort claims regarding alleged conspiracy to profit by not treating railroad ties to specifications
•Environmental Permitting: representing major manufacturing and by-product facility with regard to Clean Air Act/Title V permit compliance, administrative proceedings, and litigation
•Environmental: Defending Clean Water Act citizen suit against landowner for alleged unpermitted discharges of pollutants into Black Warrior River from reclaimed mine site
•Healthcare/False Claims: Advising multiple physician practices in conjunction with audits, investigations, and overpayment recoupment actions involving claims totaling millions of dollars. Recently obtained on administrative appeal revision of 2,700,000.00 overpayment to 2,100.00 through the presentation of statistical, independent audit, and medical necessity evidence; obtained complete dismissal of state Medicaid overpayment claim; and obtained 75% reduction of an overpayment claim by a third-party administrator.
•White Collar Investigation/Securities and Accounting Fraud: Representing corporate officer in parallel securities and accounting fraud investigations of company by the Department of Justice (USAO SDNY) and the Securities Exchange Commission (New York) and as witness in administrative proceeding before the SEC
•Healthcare/False Claims: Represented physician in conjunction with Justice Department False Claims Act Civil Investigative Demand regarding over 750,000 in alleged false claims
•Commercial Litigation: Defended wastewater operations and management company against fraud and breach of contract claims totaling over 2,100,000 related to a decentralized cluster wastewater management system
•Healthcare/White Collar Crime: Represented healthcare providers in DEA drug diversion-prescribing investigation (Alabama, resolved without criminal charges); Advised medical device manufacturer in conjunction with federal grand jury investigation (Detroit, MI) (no charges against client); investigated allegations of improper conduct by nursing home employee in making referrals to home health care providers (Alabama).
•Environmental: Birmingham Water Works Board v. Alabama Surface Mining Commission and Reed Minerals, Inc.: Represented client in trial of water quality issues in state court
•Criminal Defense: In a case The American Lawyer named “Most Inspiring Pro Bono Win of 2015” [United States v. Rivera] Richard and co-counsel obtained the release from federal prison of an individual incarcerated for 30 years on drug charges
•Environmental Crime: Represented corporate client in conjunction with negotiated plea agreement for single-count misdemeanor Clean Water Act violation; obtained reinstatement for compliant client after mandatory debarment from federal programs
•Commercial Litigation (for plaintiff): Obtained settlement valued in excess of 2,500,000 for plaintiff policyholder in federal lawsuit for bad faith claims denial on pollution policy
•Banking and Financial Services (for plaintiff): Prosecuted claims for bad faith violation of federal Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), for failure to maintain commercially reasonable security procedures, and for other related torts on behalf of victims of identity theft/account hacking and obtained full recovery of clients’ funds (six-figures +) along with attorneys’ fees
•Environmental: Woods Knoll, LLC v. City of Lincoln: Obtained defense judgment for City of Lincoln in federal trial of Clean Water Act and inverse condemnation claims brought by adjacent property owner complaining of 1,840,000 in damage to 239-acre property, including wetlands, allegedly caused by discharges of storm water from 160-acre city property being developed as an industrial park; presented oral argument and obtained affirmance of defense judgment before 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
•Environmental Crime: Defended client charged with criminal violations of Clean Water Act and related charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy in federal jury trial
•Environmental/Toxic Torts: Obtained summary judgment for manufacturer on plaintiff’s claims for bodily injury allegedly caused by plant’s chemical and particulate air emissions
•Environmental: Represented clients in over a dozen CERCLA matters including the LWD, Inc. (Calvert City, Kentucky), Anniston PCB and lead sites (Calhoun and Talladega Counties, Alabama), Alabama Plating (Vincent, Alabama), B&B Manufacturing (Mobile, Alabama), M & J Solvents (Fulton County, Georgia), and Interstate Lead (Leeds, Alabama) Superfund sites and the Reef Environmental (Sylacauga, Alabama), Shredders, Inc. (North Birmingham, Alabama), Alabama Wood Treating (Mobile, Alabama), and Allworth (Tarrant, Alabama) sites
•Environmental: University of Montevallo, et al. v. Middle Tennessee Land Development Company, LLC: Obtained injunction for plaintiffs, university and university foundation, after a two-week trial consisting largely of technical hydrogeological and quantitative expert testimony, to protect the Ebenezer Swamp Wetlands Preserve-the “scenic highlight” of the University of Montevallo (Ranked by Thrilllist as one of the “20 most beautiful college campuses in the country”)-from proposed quarrying activity.

Presentations and Publications

•“Surprise! You May Be an Environmental Criminal: Recognizing the Quagmire as a Prerequisite to Managing Risk, Manufacture Alabama Environmental Conference (November 16, 2016, Millbrook, Alabama)(presentation)
•“Working with Environmental Experts in Litigation, Regulation, and Transactions,” 25th Annual Southern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference (June 10, 2016, Destin, Florida)(presentation)
•“Healthcare Audits and Investigations as Pathways to Criminal and Civil Liabilities for Providers,” Etowah County Medical Group Management Association (October 20, 2015, Gadsden, Alabama)(presentation)
•“Strategic Legal Risk Management-Contingency Planning to Avoid or Mitigate Legal Crises,” Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)
•“Investigations-Internal and Governmental,” Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)
•“What Accountants Should Know About White Collar Crime,” Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

News & Insights

SDF’s Richard Davis Moderates at the 3rd Annual BEPA and NEPA Environmental Professionals’ Conference
•Eight Starnes Attorneys Named Leaders in their Field in Chambers USA 2019
•THIRTY-ONE SDF ATTORNEYS NAMED TO THE 2018 EDITION OF MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS
•Twenty-Seven SDF Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019
•Trey Wells & Richard Davis Named Best Lawyers “2019 Lawyer of the Year”
•SDF Ranked A Top Firm by Chambers USA 2018
•SDF Attorneys Davis, Dickens, & Laird Named “Top Attorneys” in the 2018 April Issue of Birmingham Magazine
•8 SDF Partners Named “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA 2018
•Richard E. Davis Appointed to the Alabama State Bar’s new Task Force on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar for 2017-2018
•Twenty-Eight SDF Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Richard E. Davis has been Named Vice Chair of the International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
•Twenty-Six SDF Lawyers Listed in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
•Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Richard Davis to Speak at the Annual Manufacture Alabama Conference
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Jeannie Walston and Richard Davis Named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for 2017
•Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers
•False Claims Act/Qui Tam Litigation - “Implied Certification”
•The American Lawyer Names Richard Davis’s Case “Most Inspiring Pro Bono Win of 2015”
•Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers

in the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary; has been listed in the 2008-2015 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers for Environmental Litigation and in the 2016 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers for Environmental Litigation; and was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2011-2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America -in 2011 for both Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law, in 2012-2015 for both Litigation-Environmental and Natural Resources Law, in 2016-2017 for Litigation-Environmental, Natural Resources Law, and Commercial Litigation-and in 2017 was also named Best Lawyers Birmingham Lawyer of the Year for Natural Resources Law.

Speeches And Publications

Suprise! You May Be an Environmental Criminal: Recognizing the Quagmire as a Prerequisite to Managing Risk, Manufacture Alabama Environmental Conference (November 16, 2016, Millbrook, Alabama)(presentation)

Working with Environmental Experts in Litigation, Regulation, and Transactions, 25th Annual Southern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference (June 10, 2016, Destin, Florida)(presentation)

Healthcare Audits and Investigations as Pathways to Criminal and Civil Liabilities for Providers, Etowah County Medical Group Management Association (October 20, 2015, Gadsden, Alabama)(presentation)

Strategic Legal Risk Management-Contingency Planning to Avoid or Mitigate Legal Crises, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

Accountant Liability: Civil and Criminal, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

Investigations-Internal and Governmental, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

What Accountants Should Know About White Collar Crime, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

Water Boundaries: What Are Your Client's Rights, Responsibilities, and Potential Liabilities? November 8, 2012, National Business Institute Seminar, Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts, Birmingham, Alabama (speech & publication)

“Wading Through the Clean Water Act: How to Keep Corporations and Officers Out of the Deep End,” July 13, 2011, International Association of Defense Counsel 2011 Annual Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (presentation)

Update on Certain Major Environmental Laws, July 30, 2009, National Business Institute, Environmental Law from A to Z, Birmingham, Alabama (speech and publication)

Related News

11/9/2016 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers

10/7/2016 Richard Davis to Speak at the Annual Manufacture Alabama Conference

8/15/2016 Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers

8/15/2016 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Jeannie Walston and Richard Davis Named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for 2017

8/1/2016 False Claims Act/Qui Tam Litigation - Implied Certification

1/5/2016 The American Lawyer Names Richard Davis's Case Most Inspiring Pro Bono Win of 2015

9/28/2015 Richard Davis's Pro Bono Work Leads to Release of Man Incarcerated for 30 Years

8/20/2015 Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers

5/1/2015 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers

5/1/2015 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - Spring 2015

12/5/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - December 2014

11/19/2014 Starnes Davis Florie's Banking & Financial Services Newsletter - Fall 2014

10/16/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - September 2014

8/20/2014 Seventeen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers

7/11/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - June 2014

4/29/2014 Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014

4/2/2014 SDF Attorney Richard Davis Completes NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College

3/28/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - March 2014

2/14/2014 Three Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Invited to Join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

12/29/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (December 2013)

12/6/2013 Starnes Attorneys Davis and Whillock Obtain Affirmance by Eleventh Circuit of Defense Verdict in Clean Water Act and Inverse Condemnation Case

9/30/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (September 2013)

8/30/2013 Sixteen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers

6/3/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (June 2013)

5/13/2013 Starnes Attorneys R. Davis & Whillock Assist Client in Obtaining No Further Action Determination from EPA

5/2/2013 Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013

3/29/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Obtains Fourth Consecutive Affirmance of Surface Mining Client's NPDES Permit

3/2/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (March 2013)

1/5/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (December 2012) Member:

Community Involvement

Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program Fellow: in the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary; has been listed in the 2008-2015 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers for Environmental Litigation and in the 2016 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers for Environmental Litigation; and was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2011-2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America -in 2011 for both Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law, in 2012-2015 for both Litigation-Environmental and Natural Resources Law, in 2016-2017 for Litigation-Environmental, Natural Resources Law, and Commercial Litigation-and in 2017 was also named Best Lawyers Birmingham Lawyer of the Year for Natural Resources Law.

Speeches And Publications

Suprise! You May Be an Environmental Criminal: Recognizing the Quagmire as a Prerequisite to Managing Risk, Manufacture Alabama Environmental Conference (November 16, 2016, Millbrook, Alabama)(presentation)

Working with Environmental Experts in Litigation, Regulation, and Transactions, 25th Annual Southern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference (June 10, 2016, Destin, Florida)(presentation)

Healthcare Audits and Investigations as Pathways to Criminal and Civil Liabilities for Providers, Etowah County Medical Group Management Association (October 20, 2015, Gadsden, Alabama)(presentation)

Strategic Legal Risk Management-Contingency Planning to Avoid or Mitigate Legal Crises, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

Accountant Liability: Civil and Criminal, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

Investigations-Internal and Governmental, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

What Accountants Should Know About White Collar Crime, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

Water Boundaries: What Are Your Client's Rights, Responsibilities, and Potential Liabilities? November 8, 2012, National Business Institute Seminar, Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts, Birmingham, Alabama (speech & publication)

“Wading Through the Clean Water Act: How to Keep Corporations and Officers Out of the Deep End,” July 13, 2011, International Association of Defense Counsel 2011 Annual Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (presentation)

Update on Certain Major Environmental Laws, July 30, 2009, National Business Institute, Environmental Law from A to Z, Birmingham, Alabama (speech and publication)

Related News

11/9/2016 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers

10/7/2016 Richard Davis to Speak at the Annual Manufacture Alabama Conference

8/15/2016 Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers

8/15/2016 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Jeannie Walston and Richard Davis Named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for 2017

8/1/2016 False Claims Act/Qui Tam Litigation - Implied Certification

1/5/2016 The American Lawyer Names Richard Davis's Case Most Inspiring Pro Bono Win of 2015

9/28/2015 Richard Davis's Pro Bono Work Leads to Release of Man Incarcerated for 30 Years

8/20/2015 Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers

5/1/2015 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers

5/1/2015 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - Spring 2015

12/5/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - December 2014

11/19/2014 Starnes Davis Florie's Banking & Financial Services Newsletter - Fall 2014

10/16/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - September 2014

8/20/2014 Seventeen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers

7/11/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - June 2014

4/29/2014 Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014

4/2/2014 SDF Attorney Richard Davis Completes NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College

3/28/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - March 2014

2/14/2014 Three Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Invited to Join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

12/29/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (December 2013)

12/6/2013 Starnes Attorneys Davis and Whillock Obtain Affirmance by Eleventh Circuit of Defense Verdict in Clean Water Act and Inverse Condemnation Case

9/30/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (September 2013)

8/30/2013 Sixteen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers

6/3/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (June 2013)

5/13/2013 Starnes Attorneys R. Davis & Whillock Assist Client in Obtaining No Further Action Determination from EPA

5/2/2013 Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013

3/29/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Obtains Fourth Consecutive Affirmance of Surface Mining Client's NPDES Permit

3/2/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (March 2013)

1/5/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (December 2012) Member:

Community Involvement

Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program Fellow: in the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary; has been listed in the 2008-2015 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers for Environmental Litigation and in the 2016 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers for Environmental Litigation; and was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2011-2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America-in 2011 for both Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law, in 2012-2015 for both Litigation-Environmental and Natural Resources Law, in 2016-2017 for Litigation-Environmental, Natural Resources Law, and Commercial Litigation-and in 2017 was also named Best Lawyers Birmingham Lawyer of the Year for Natural Resources Law.

Speeches and Publications

• Suprise! You May Be an Environmental Criminal: Recognizing the Quagmire as a Prerequisite to Managing Risk, Manufacture Alabama Environmental Conference (November 16, 2016, Millbrook, Alabama)(presentation)

• Working with Environmental Experts in Litigation, Regulation, and Transactions, 25th Annual Southern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference (June 10, 2016, Destin, Florida)(presentation)

• Healthcare Audits and Investigations as Pathways to Criminal and Civil Liabilities for Providers, Etowah County Medical Group Management Association (October 20, 2015, Gadsden, Alabama)(presentation)

• Strategic Legal Risk Management-Contingency Planning to Avoid or Mitigate Legal Crises, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

• Accountant Liability: Civil and Criminal, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

• Investigations-Internal and Governmental, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

• What Accountants Should Know About White Collar Crime, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (August 13, 2015, Mobile, Alabama and August 31, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama) (presentations)

• Water Boundaries: What Are Your Client's Rights, Responsibilities, and Potential Liabilities? November 8, 2012, National Business Institute Seminar, Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts, Birmingham, Alabama (speech & publication)

•“Wading Through the Clean Water Act: How to Keep Corporations and Officers Out of the Deep End,” July 13, 2011, International Association of Defense Counsel 2011 Annual Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (presentation)

• Update on Certain Major Environmental Laws, July 30, 2009, National Business Institute, Environmental Law from A to Z, Birmingham, Alabama (speech and publication)

Related News

11/9/2016 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
10/7/2016 Richard Davis to Speak at the Annual Manufacture Alabama Conference
8/15/2016 Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers
8/15/2016 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Jeannie Walston and Richard Davis Named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for 2017
8/1/2016 False Claims Act/Qui Tam Litigation - Implied Certification
1/5/2016 The American Lawyer Names Richard Davis's Case Most Inspiring Pro Bono Win of 2015
9/28/2015 Richard Davis's Pro Bono Work Leads to Release of Man Incarcerated for 30 Years
8/20/2015 Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers
5/1/2015 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers
5/1/2015 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - Spring 2015
12/5/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - December 2014
11/19/2014 Starnes Davis Florie's Banking & Financial Services Newsletter - Fall 2014
10/16/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - September 2014
8/20/2014 Seventeen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers
7/11/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - June 2014
4/29/2014 Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
4/2/2014 SDF Attorney Richard Davis Completes NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College
3/28/2014 Environmental & Toxic Tort Law Bulletin - March 2014
2/14/2014 Three Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Invited to Join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
12/29/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (December 2013)
12/6/2013 Starnes Attorneys Davis and Whillock Obtain Affirmance by Eleventh Circuit of Defense Verdict in Clean Water Act and Inverse Condemnation Case
9/30/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (September 2013)
8/30/2013 Sixteen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers
6/3/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (June 2013)
5/13/2013 Starnes Attorneys R. Davis & Whillock Assist Client in Obtaining No Further Action Determination from EPA
5/2/2013 Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
3/29/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Obtains Fourth Consecutive Affirmance of Surface Mining Client's NPDES Permit
3/2/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (March 2013)
1/5/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Environmental Law Bulletin (December 2012) Member:

Community Involvement

Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Antitrust
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Energy, Natural Resources & Land Use
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Regulation
  • False Claims Act / Qui Tam
  • Healthcare Audits and False Claims Act Investigations
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Medical Credentialing and Licensure
  • Securities
  • Toxic Torts
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-868-6044  Phone
205-868-6099  Fax
www.starneslaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 598512, Birmingham, AL 35209
University Attended:
Auburn University, B.A., 1983; The University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., cum laude, 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989
Admission:
Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; United States Tax Court
Memberships:

Community Involvement

•Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
•Volunteer, Northern District of Alabama Pro Bono Counsel for Unrepresented Indigent Parties in Civil Cases

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Ex parte Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham, 156 So.3d 412 (Ala. Civ. App. 2014)(surface mining permit appeal); Solutia, Inc. v. McWane, Inc., 672 F. 3d 1230 (11th Cir. 2012)(CERCLA); Carr v. International Refining & Manufacturing Co., 13 So.3d 947 (Ala. 2009)(mass tort:chemical exposure - toxic torts and products liability); Griffin v. Unocal Corp., 990 So.2d 291 (Ala. 2008)(chemical exposure - toxic torts and products liability); Ex parte International Refining & Mfg. Co., 972 So.2d 784 (Ala. 2007)(mass tort - chemical exposure - toxic torts and products liability); Hammond v. Reynolds Metals Co., 219 Fed.Appx. 910 (11th Cir. 2007)(ERISA putative class action: affirming summary judgment for client); Southdown v. Allen, 119 F.Supp.2d 1223 (N.D. Ala. 2000)(CERCLA); Peters v. Amoco Oil Co., 57 F.Supp.2d 1268 (M.D. Ala. 1999)(mass tort - leaking underground storage tanks); Peters v. Brants Grocery, 990 F.Supp. 1337 (M.D. Ala. 1998)(mass tort - leaking underground storage tanks); Adair v. Troy State University of Montgomery, 892 F.Supp. 1401, (M.D. Ala. 1995)(Clean Air Act); Williams v. Delta Intern. Machinery Corp., 619 So.2d 1330 (Ala. 1993)(product liability amicus); USX Corp. v. Mabry, 607 So.2d 249 (Ala. Civ. App. 1992)(worker's compensation); Towns Real Estate & Appraisal Services, Inc. v. Resolution Trust Corp., 753 F.Supp. 914 (N.D.Ala. 1991)(superseded by statute)(defense of fraud claims against a financial institution and officers)
ISLN:
901750509

Peer Reviews

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