Jeannie Bugg Walston - Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Jeannie Bugg Walston

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

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.

Additional Information

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


Office Location

100 Brookwood Place, Seventh Floor
P.O. Box 598512
Birmingham, AL 35259
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers of the Birmingham Metro Area
Jeannie Bugg Walston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Mining Law
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (Mining)

Other Information

Gender: Female