Edgar M. "Eddie" Elliott IV

Edgar M. "Eddie" Elliott IV


Christian & Small LLP

Recognized since 1995

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Transportation Law

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Transportation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Insurance Law
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A founding member of Christian & Small, Eddie was a long time partner with its predecessor firm, Rives & Peterson, and has been trying cases in federal and state court for more than 30 years. Eddie’s experience includes retail and premises liability, transportation, product liability, pharmaceutical litigation, medical malpractice, and a variety of insurance cases.

He combines his courtroom expertise and knowledge with the best technology available, efficient management of rigorous discovery demands, and an impeccable ability to organize and comprehend massive amounts of documentation. His reputation as a skilled litigator is recognized by his inclusion in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Best Lawyers in America® and Alabama Super Lawyers® in areas including Insurance Law, Transportation Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation.

In addition to Eddie’s extensive experience in virtually all aspects of insurance litigation, he devotes much of his practice to defending commercial transportation carriers, pharmaceutical and drug producers, heavy equipment manufacturers, health care providers and insurance carriers in high-stakes matters involving catastrophic personal injury, professional liability, premises liability, medical malpractice and commercial disputes.

Location
  • Financial Center, Suite 1800
    505 North 20th Street
    Birmingham, AL 35203
Languages
  • English
Education
  • The University of Alabama, J.D., graduated 1982
  • Washington and Lee University, graduated 1979
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., graduated 1979
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2017
  • Alabama, 1982
Affiliations
  • Alabama State Bar - Member
  • American Bar Association (ABA) - Member, Commercial Transportation Section
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association - Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) - Member, Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel - Member
  • International Association of Defense and Corporate Counsel (IADC) - Member
  • Transportation Lawyers Association - Member
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association - Member

Christian & Small LLP
Headquarters: Birmingham, Alabama

23 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

8 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Transportation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Insurance Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Transportation Law, Birmingham (2019)
  • Insurance Law, Birmingham (2012)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Transportation Law
Special Focus:
  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage
  • Defense
  • Liability Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
Awards:
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011-2016 in the fields of insurance law, transportation law and personal injury defense litigation; 2013-2016 in the field of mass tort litigation defense
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Alabama Super Lawyers® in fields of transportation/maritime, personal injury defense (products and medical malpractice) (since 2008) and 2012-2015 in field of civil litigation defense
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Personal Injury Litigation

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