Before attending law school, Mr. Gregory worked in the securities industry as an investment broker, focusing on investments in high-grade common stocks and taxable and tax-exempt debt securities for both retail and institutional clients. Because of this background in the securities industry, Mr. Gregory’s legal work has focused on securities and business-related litigation and arbitration. Mr. Gregory has represented investors, broker-dealers, and registered representatives in court and in arbitration. Mr. Gregory has served as an arbitrator and mediator for the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers) since 1995, appearing in that role in over 150 arbitrations and chairing many of those panels.
Mr. Gregory also practices in the areas of class, derivative, aviation, antitrust, products liability, and subrogation litigation, and other complex litigation.
Mr. Gregory holds the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Alabama, in English and creative writing, respectively. Mr. Gregory received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. There he was a member of Bench and Bar, was named Outstanding First Year Advocate by the Moot Court Board, and served for two years on the editorial board of the Alabama Law Review. Mr. Gregory also earned American Jurisprudence awards for best paper in Remedies II and International Business Transactions.
Mr. Gregory is the author of “Beesley v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, Walton v. Cowin Equipment Co., Inc., and Walker v. Anderson Electrical Connectors: Jury Trials in Title VII Actions?” 42 Ala. L. Rev. 1389 (Spring 1991). He presented a paper on consumer class actions at a symposium sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria and was appointed to the Congress of Fellows.
Mr. Gregory published his first novel, Cold Winter Rain, in 2013, and his first collection of short stories, A Summer Dream and Other Stories, appeared in 2014. Information regarding Mr. Gregory’s fiction may be found at his author website,stevenpgregory.com.
Mr. Gregory has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis to practice in federal courts in a number of other jurisdictions, and has appeared and presented oral argument on several occasions before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Mr. Gregory is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in American Law and is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the American Bar Association (Section of Litigation; Securities Committee; Class Actions Committee).
Mr. Gregory is a former member of the board of directors of Indian Rivers Mental Health Center, a non-profit agency providing mental health services in west Alabama.