Stephen D. Heninger

Stephen D. Heninger: Attorney with Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC


Steve Heninger graduated from the University of Illinois in 1972 where he was a member of the track team. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army for two years as a prosecutor before enrolling in law school at the completion of his tour of duty. Steve graduated from the Cumberland School of Law (summa cum laude) in 1977. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable James Hancock in the Northern District of Alabama before beginning his practice as a trial attorney. Steve has served as the President of the Birmingham Bar Association (1998), President of the Alabama Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and as a member of the Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Committee on appellate practice for the past fifteen years. Steve is a frequent lecturer and teacher for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, teaching at such places as Harvard School of Law, Stanford, Georgetown, University of Wisconsin, University of Miami, and University of New Mexico. He has been listed in Woodward & Whites "Best Lawyers in America" for the past ten years, and he has tried eighteen cases resulting in verdicts over seven figures. He recently was inducted into the Alabama Law Foundation, which limits its invitations to the top one percent of the Bar in Alabama. Additionally, Steve has been selected in the top 10 lawyers in Alabama by SuperLawyers for 2010 and 2011.

Alabama Law Foundation (2006); National College of Advocates. Fellow: Alabama Law Foundation; National College of Advocates.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Personal Injury
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance
  • Commercial
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
1-800-241-9779  Phone
205-326-3336  Fax
University Attended:
University of Illinois, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1977
Year of First admission:
1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, District of Columbia Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court; 1977, Alabama, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Birmingham (Secretary Treasurer, 1985; President, 1997) and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Recipient, Judge Walter P. Gewin Award, 1993); American Association for Justice; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Member: Executive Committee, 1982-; Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Appellate Procedure, 1982 - 2001); International Society of Barristers; American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate; Alabama Chapter, President, 1991; Member, National Board of Directors).
1st Lt., U.S. Army, Adjutant General, 1972-1974
Birth Information:
Flora, Illinois, June 23, 1950
Reported Cases:
Continental Casualty Ins. Co. v. McDonald, 567 So. 2d 1208 (Ala. 1990); Shumaker v. Johnson, 571 So 2d 991 (Ala. 1990); Dempsey v. Auto Owners Ins. Co., 717 F.2d 556 (11th Cir. 1983); Traveler's Indemnity Co. of Illinois v. Griner, 809 So. 2d 808 (Ala. 2001); University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, P.C. v. Bush, 638 So.2d 794 (Ala. 1994).

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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