Jeff has devoted his over thirty year professional career to representing plaintiffs in a myriad of civil litigations, specializing in injuries arising out of workplace accidents. He also regularly handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, ATV accidents, defective products, exposures to toxic substances, medical negligence, violations of the Civil Damages and Dram Shop Acts, wrongful termination from a job, fraud, breach of contract, and bad-faith denial of an insurance claim. Over the years, he has dealt with cases involving, among others, motor vehicles, ATVs, aircraft, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, nail guns, power saws, cut-off saws, band saws, table saws, metal forming equipment, punch presses, industrial valves, power line contacts, fall protection, apartment, hospital, and hotel security, industrial accidents, agricultural, logging and mining equipment, ROPS-farm tractors and mowers. With regard to medical-negligence cases, he has handled matters involving chiropractic care, anesthesiology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, family practice medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, plastic surgery, radiology, general surgery, neurosurgery, urology, cardiology, pain management, and psychiatry.
Jeff was born in Gadsden, Alabama. In 1977, he graduated from the University of Alabama. In 1981, he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Cumberland School of Law and a MBA from Samford University. That same year, he was admitted to the Alabama State Bar. His initial employment was with a law firm that represented various municipalities, allowing him to try thirteen jury trials as a municipal prosecutor in his first year of practice. He has tried over one hundred civil cases in state and federal courts throughout Alabama. He is admitted to practice in both the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Association of Justice, the American Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble. Jeff is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pre-trial Practice by The National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
- Strategy & Tactics, Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Seminar, September 1988
- Practical and Procedural Trial Aspects of Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, March 1988
- Recent Developments Concerning the “Willful Conduct” Exception in Co-Employee Cases, Cumberland School of Law, March, 1991
- Effective Voir Dire, Cumberland School of Law Seminar, December 1991
- Damages and “Tort Reform”, Cumberland School of Law December, 1994
- Before the Case is Filed, alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 1995
- Assessing & Evaluating the Malpractice Case: The Plaintiff’s View, Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 1996
- Arbitration: Ways Around the Wall Created by Allied Bruce Terminix Updated, Cumberland School of Law, November 1996
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, Spring 1997
- Pretrial motions & Discovery in Civil Damages CAses: pretrial motions & Paper Discovery, October 1999
- Alabama Law-Zone of Danger, Alabama Trial Lawyers Mid-Winter Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, January 2001
- Zone of Danger – Homeowners Beware
- Damages, The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, Summer 2001