My practice is devoted to civil defense litigation, including defending federal black lung claims, workers' compensation litigation, defending mass toxic torts, mining matters, and personal injury defense at both trial and appellate levels. I am admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. I have very wide experience in representing mining and mineral companies with various issues, including mineral rights, contractual issues, environmental and toxic tort issues, employment and workers' compensation matters.
I am also a very active volunteer in my community. Currently, I am an active volunteer with Hand in Paw where I work with my two kids and our therapy dog, Lucky. I serve on the Board of Directors with Hand in Paw. I am also very active in my church, Independent Presbyterian Church.
Areas of Concentration — Federal Black Lung, Workers' Compensation, Civil Defense Litigation
Honors an Awards
Elected as Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President of the Birmingham Bar Association-Workers' Compensation Section in 2012-2015.
Martindale-Hubbell's 2012 and 2013 "Women Leaders in the Law."
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.
Member of the John A. Campbell's Moot Court Board at the University of Alabama Law School.
American Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association-Litigation and Worker's Compensation sections
Defense Research Institute
Alabama Self Insurer's Association
National Council for Self Insurers
Birmingham Bar Association-Litigation and Workers' Compensation sections
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization