Robert D. Eckinger - Adams and Reese LLP

Robert D. Eckinger

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 205-250-5011

Robert “Bob” Eckinger joined Adams and Reese in 1981 and practices in the area of complex litigation, including banking and finance, class actions, antitrust and unfair competition, and business litigation.  

Representing primarily banks, accounting firms and insurance companies, Bob focuses his practice on business litigation for such institutions. Representative clients include Regions Financial Corp., Ernst & Young, Torchmark Corp., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and numerous pharmaceutical companies.

Representative cases include:

  • Am. Liberty Ins. Co. v. Amsouth Bank, 825 So. 2d 786 (1/18/2002)
  • Stone v. Mellon Mortg. Co., 771 So. 2d 451 (5/5/2000)
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co. v. Seven Up Bottling Co., 746 So. 2d 966 (6/25/99)
  • Austin v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield, 903 F.2d 1385 (1990)
  • National Ben. Admrs., Inc. v. Blue Cross & Blu…, 1989-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) P68, 831 (1989) 


Bob’s significant contributions and honors include:


  • Representing numerous financial institutions in litigation regarding regulatory matters, derivative suits, security cases, antitrust matters, lender liability and consumer class actions among others.
  • Serving on the firm’s Executive Committee for 8 years and serving for several years as the firm’s Litigation Practice Group Leader.
  • Membership in the Litigation Counsel of America; Listings in Best Lawyers® - Commercial Litigation, and Super Lawyers®, Corporate Counsel Edition -  Business Litigation.


Bob belongs to the Alabama State Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, District of Columbia Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

University of MichiganBA Vanderbilt University Law SchoolJ.D.
Birmingham Bar FoundationLitigation Counsel of America American Bar Association Association of the Bar of the City of New York Birmingham Bar Association

Office Location

Regions Harbert Plaza, Suite 3000
1901 Sixth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Antitrust of the Birmingham Metro Area
Robert D. Eckinger has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy