Jeannie Bugg Walston

Jeannie Bugg Walston


Webster Henry Bradwell Cohan Speagle & DeShazo P.C.

Recognized since 2010

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Litigation - Insurance

Mining Law

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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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.

Location

  • Two Perimeter Park South, Suite 445 East
    Birmingham, AL 35243

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Birmingham (2023)
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Birmingham (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Mining Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Special Focus

  • Mining

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.

Memberships

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

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