Stephen Wright Still, Jr.

Stephen Wright Still, Jr.: Attorney with Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Biography

A majority of Stephen’s practice is devoted to defending malpractice claims against long term care providers and claims against insurers, third party administrators, and employers for breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, and the tort of outrage. Stephen also devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing healthcare providers in a variety of regulatory matters. Since 2012, Stephen has represented several attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice lawsuits and investigations before the Alabama State Bar Association.

Professional Recognition

•Named a Rising Star for the State of Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine
•An AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
•Served on the faculty at the 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association Deposition Boot Camp
•Serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association

Experience

Highlights

•Summary judgment for defendant employer on tort of outrage and fraud claims.
•Removal and dismissal of legal malpractice claim against out of state attorney and law firm.
•Dismissal of third party suit for contribution and indemnification against Alabama law firm in a legal malpractice case.
•Summary Judgment for attorney and law firm in legal malpractice lawsuit.
•Defense verdict in two-week wrongful death case involving application of South Carolina Wrongful Death Act.
•Summary judgment for pediatric orthopedic surgeon in medical malpractice suit.
•Reversal by Eight Circuit Court of Appeals of United States District Court Order dismissing 9 U.S.C. 4 Complaint to Compel Arbitration for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC, et al v. Wayne Rutherford, - F.3d -, 2010 WL 1929777 (8th Cir. May 14, 2010).
Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC, et al. v. Wayne Rutherford, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Isaac Mitchell Rutherford (W.D. Ark. March 17, 2009).
•Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC d/b/a Springdale Health and Rehab. Center, et al. v. Tresa Robinson, as Special Administratrix of the Estate of Donna Faye Snow, deceased, et al, 2009 WL 140983 (W.D. Ark. Jan. 12, 2009).
Vulcan Materials Company v. Alabama Insurance Guaranty Association, et al., Slip Opinion, 2007 WL 2216896 (Ala. Aug. 3, 2007)(No. 1060506).

Presentations and Publications

Defending Abuse of an Aged Individual Claims, the Alabama Nursing Home Association Annual Meeting, Orange Beach, AL (April 24, 2018).
Professionalism to the Court, Your Client, and to Opposing Counsel, moderator of a panel discussion presented on to new admittees to the Alabama State Bar at the University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL (January 26, 2018).
Overview of Alabama Legal Services Liability Act and Avoiding Suits for Legal Malpractice, Birmingham Bar Association, Birmingham, AL (December 5, 2017).
Alabama State Bar Mandatory Professionalism CLE for New Admittees, University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL (January 22, 2016).
Ethics: Avoiding a Suit for Legal Malpractice, Marshall County Bar Association, Guntersville, AL (April 25, 2014).
Trends in Nursing Home Litigation - Avoiding the Multi-Million Dollar Mistake, Senior Care Pharmacy Conference, Birmingham, AL (April 10, 2014).
•Are You As Guilty As The Criminal? Liability For Criminal Acts Of Third Parties And Employees, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly Publication, FDCC Quarterly (Fall 2013).
Moderator, Voir Dire and Jury Selection, American Bar Association Symposium Teleconference (Fall 2010).
Are Marketing Tactics of Pharmaceutical/Device Manufacturers Helping to Erode the Learned Intermediary Doctrine?, Defense Research Institute’s The Voice (July 2010).

News & Insights

•Twenty-Eight SDF Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers
•Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•SDF Attorneys Reed Bates and Stephen Still Co-Author and Present Article for FDCC
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorney Stephen Still Secures Defense Verdict in Two-Week Wrongful Death Trial in Blount County
•Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
•Twenty-Two Starnes Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers
•Starnes Announces Five New Partners
•Twenty Starnes Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers

in the American Bar Association Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section. He also served on the faculty at the 2013 Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Deposition Boot Camp.

Stephen also serves as a member of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, and the Alabama Defense Lawyers' Association.

Community Involvement

Executive Committee of the Downtown Chapter of Ducks Unlimited

Junior Board of the Foundry Rescue Mission in Bessemer, Alabama

Canterbury United Methodist Church

Speeches And Publications

* Videotaped Depositions, 2013 Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Deposition Boot Camp (March 19, 2013).

* Strategies for Winning Summary Judgment, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Spring Conference (May 2012).

* Moderator, Voir Dire and Jury Selection, American Bar Association Symposium Teleconference (Fall 2010).

* Jackie H. Trimm and Stephen W. Still, Jr., "Are Marketing Tactics of Pharmaceutical/ Device Manufacturers Helping to Erode the Learned Intermediary Doctrine?", Defense Research Institute's The Voice (July 2010).

* A Review of Bad Faith Law, CLE presentation through Lorman Education Services (June 2010).

* "How to Remove a Case," American Bar Association, 101 Practice Series (Fall 2009).

* Reed R. Bates and Stephen W. Still, Jr., "Arbitration in Nursing Home Cases: Trends, Issues and a Glance into the Future", IADC Defense Counsel Journal, Vol. 76, No. 3, Pages 282-299 (July 2009). * Please Note: this article was reprinted with the permission of the IADC Defense Counsel Journal.

Reported Cases

Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC, et al. v. Wayne Rutherford, - - F.3d - -, 2010 WL 1929777 (8th Cir. May 14, 2010).

Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC, et al. v. Wayne Rutherford, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Isaac Mitchell Rutherford (W.D. Ark. Mar. 17, 2009). (United States District Court for Western District of Arkansas, in issue of first impression, compelled arbitration of plaintiff's malpractice claims against defendant nursing home and related entities brought on behalf of former resident).

Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC d/b/a Springdale Health and Rehab. Center, et al. v. Tresa Robinson, as Special Administratrix of the Estate of Donna Faye Snow, deceased, et al., 2009 WL 140983 (W.D. Ark. Jan. 12, 2009). (United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, in issue of first impression, entered Order compelling arbitration of wrongful death claims filed against nursing home).

Vulcan Materials Company v. Alabama Insurance Guaranty Association, et al., Slip Opinion, 2007 WL 2216896 (Ala. Aug. 3, 2007) (No. 1060506).

Related News

5/14/2013, Starnes Davis Florie Attorney Stephen Still Secures Defense Verdict in Two-Week Wrongful Death Trial in Blount County

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

5/1/2012, Twenty-Two Starnes Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers

1/19/2012, Starnes Announces Six New Partners

4/29/2011, Twenty Starnes Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers

8/1/2010, Trimm and Still Published an Article in DRI's The Voice

6/10/2010, Bates & Still Secured a Reversal Dismissing a Complaint to Compel Arbitration

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Arbitration
  • Bad Faith / Insurance Disputes
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Audits and False Claims Act Investigations
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Legal Credentialing
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Long Term Care & Nursing Home Litigation
  • Long Term Care & Other Healthcare Regulatory Compliance
  • Regulatory and Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-868-6085  Phone
205-868-6099  Fax
www.starneslaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 598512, Birmingham, AL 35209
University Attended:
University of the South, Sewanee, B.A., 2001
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., 2005
Year of First Admission:
2005
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 2005, Alabama
Memberships:

Community Involvement

•Canterbury United Methodist Church, Adult and Child Sunday School Teacher
•Alzheimer's of Center Alabama, Board Member
•CCA, Board Member

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, July 7, 1978
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases; Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC, et al. v. Wayne Rutherford, - - F.3d - -, 2010 WL 1929777 (8th Cir. May 14, 2010). Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC, et al. v. Wayne Rutherford, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Isaac Mitchell Rutherford (W.D. Ark. Mar. 17, 2009). (United States District Court for Western District of Arkansas, in issue of first impression, compelled arbitration of plaintiff's malpractice claims against defendant nursing home and related entities brought on behalf of former resident). Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC d/b/a Springdale Health and Rehab. Center, et al. v. Tresa Robinson, as Special Administratrix of the Estate of Donna Faye Snow, deceased, et al., 2009 WL 140983 (W.D. Ark. Jan. 12, 2009). (United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, in issue of first impression, entered Order compelling arbitration of wrongful death claims filed against nursing home). Vulcan Materials Company v. Alabama Insurance Guaranty Association, et al., Slip Opinion, 2007 WL 2216896 (Ala. Aug. 3, 2007) (No. 1060506).
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