Born and raised in Alabama, Stephen “Steve” Rowe joined the Adams and Reese firm in 2003 as part of a merger with Lange Simpson and has practiced in Birmingham since 1978. The senior litigator for the firm in Alabama, Steve participates in most major litigation, which covers a variety of matters. Some of those areas include banking, securities, health care, products liability, personal injury and antitrust. So far in his career, he has tried more than 100 cases. His other significant contributions include: Experience before FINRA by handling multiple securities cases.Defending banks and broker/dealers, health care companies in complex litigation, including Certificate of Need matters. Serving as a certified mediator and National Board of Trial Advocacy certified civil trial advocate. Steve has offered his clients alternatives to litigation that can generate better results with lower costs, including mediation, arbitration agreements and modification of business practices.He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He served on the Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners for nine years. He is a fan of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. In his free time, Steve enjoys traveling with his wife, sampling wines and interesting beer, watching Alabama football, playing golf and touring the rural south. He is also active in the Episcopal Church.