W. Scott Simpson

W. Scott Simpson: Attorney with Simpson, McMahan, Glick & Burford, PLLC
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Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in l967; grew up in central Florida; married to Patti Simpson with five children; settled in Birmingham, Alabama since 1990. Earned a B.A. degree, with honors (graduated 6th in class) from the University of Florida in 1989, and a J.D. Degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Magna Cum Laude. Post graduate work at the University of Alabama, Birmingham Graduate School of Business. Adjunct Professor of Law, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 2003—. Regularly Teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Law. Law school Awards and Memberships: Curia Honoris, 1994. Presidential Scholarship Recipient; Leadership Scholarship Recipient; Research Editor: Cumberland Law Review, 1992-1993; Cumberland Law Review, 1991-1993. Justice, Honor Court, 1991-1993; Cumberland Trial Board, 1992-1993; Cumberland Moot Court Board, 1992-1993. Dean's List and National Dean's List, 1991-1993. Who's Who Among American Law Students. Best Advocate, Robert B. Donworth Appellate Argument Comp., 1992; Finalist (2nd Place), Judge James O. Haley Federal Court Comp., 1992; American Jurisprudence Book Award - Constitutional Law I; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow. Publications: W. Scott Simpson and Gordon Blair, The Magnuson Moss Act Defense to Arbitration: What's Left After Davis v. Southern energy Homes, Inc., 64 Ala. Law. 367 (November 2003); W. Scott Simpson, Stephan J. Ware & Vickie M. Willard, The Source of Alabama's Abundance of Arbitration Cases: Alabama's Bizarre Law of Damages for Mental Anguish, 28 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 135 (2004); and W. Scott Simpson and Omer Kesikli, The Contours of Arbitration Discovery, 67 Ala. Law. 280 (2006). Certified Arbitrator, Certified Mediator, Certified Appellate Mediator.

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-876-1602  Phone
205-876-1616  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, A.A., 1988; University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1989; University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.B.A., Post Graduate Work
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1993, Alabama; U.S. Supreme Court
Alabama State Bar; American Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 6, 1967
Reported Cases:
Reported Decisions: Buckley v. Robertson, No. 96-0996-P-C, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6686, (S.D. Ala. March 11, 1997); Southern Energy Homes, Inc. v. Ard, 772 So. 2d 1131 (Ala. 2000); Southern Energy Homes, Inc. v. Nalley, 777 So. 2d 99 (Ala. 2000); Southern Energy Homes Retail Corp. v. McCool, 814 So. 2d 845 (Ala. 2001); Parkerson v. Smith, 817 So. 2d 529 (Miss. 2002); Ex parte Thicklin, 824 So. 2d 723 (Ala. 2002); Walton v. Rose Mobile Homes, L.L.C., 298 F.3d 470 (5th Cir. 2002); Davis v. Southern Energy Homes, Inc., 305 F.3d 1268 (11th Cir. 2002), cert. denied 123 S. Ct. 1633 (2003); Ex parte Southern Energy Homes, Inc., 873 So. 2d 1116 (Ala. 2003); In re Healthsouth Corp. Ins. Litigation, 308 F. Supp. 2d 1253 (N.D. Ala. 2004); Jones-Williams Construction Co., Inc. v. Town & Country Property, L.L.C., 923 So. 2d 321 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005); Patriot Manufacturing Co. v. Jackson, 929 So. 2d 997 (Ala. 2005); Johnson v. Southern Energy Homes, Inc., 391 F. Supp.2d 1118 (S.D. Ala. 2005); Wilson v. Style Crest Products, Inc., 627 S.E.2d 733 (S.C. 2006); Joseph v. MTS Investment Corp., 964 S. 2d 642 (Ala. 2006); Strickland v. Champion Enters., No. 1:06-cv-682-TFM (WO), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46329, June 26, 2007, Decided, (S.D. Ala. June 26, 2007); Murphy v. Southern Energy Homes, Inc., No. 2:06-cv-618-MEF (WO), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52111 (M.D. Ala. July 18, 2007); Redman Home Builders Co. v. Lewis, 513 F. Supp.2d 1299 (S.D. Ala. 2007); Ex parte Johnson, 993 So. 2d 875 (Ala. 2008); In re Fema Trailer Formaldehyde Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL NO. 07-1873 SECTION "N"; (5), 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45179 (E.D. La. May 29, 2009).
International: Appellate Mediation, March 25, 2004, presented before the Appellate Courts of Brazil, San Paulo, Brazil; Environmental Law in the United States, March 22 - 24, 2004, presented at three campuses of the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (the largest law school in Brazil) in San Paolo, Brazil; Taught International Arbitration at Cambridge University, Cambridge England, July 2006. Taught Alternative Dispute Resolution at Cambridge University, Cambridge England, July 2008. Domestic: Hot Topics in Banking Law: Class Action Arbitrations in Alabama, February 15, 2008; presented at the "2008 Banking Law" Seminar for the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education; Practice Pointers in Arbitration from the Defendant's Perspective, October 26, 2007; presented at the "Keys to Successful Arbitration" Seminar for the Cumberland School of law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama; Moderator of the "Keys to Successful Arbitration" Seminar for the Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama, October 26, 2007; The Contours of Arbitration Discovery: Discovery Before, During and After the Hearing, April 28, 2005; presented at the "Do We Need Discovery in Arbitration?" Seminar for the American Arbitration Association in Birmingham, Alabama; Moderator of the "How to Win in Arbitration" Seminar for the Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama, October 29, 2004; Drafting an Enforceable Consumer Arbitration Agreement, October 29, 2004; presented at the "How to Win in Arbitration" Seminar for the Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama; Mediation Strategies and Current Issues in Arbitration, October 25, 2002, presented at the "Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure" Seminar for the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Birmingham, Alabama; Arbitration of Consumer Claims - the Southern Homes Experience, April 26, 2001, presented at the "Top Gun" Litigation Management Super Course for the Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. in San Diego, California.

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