Kermit L. Kendrick

Kermit L. Kendrick

Burr & Forman LLP

Recognized since 2014

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

Railroad Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Railroad Law
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Kermit's background molded a competitive spirit and commitment to excellence that guides his handling and resolution of complex litigation matters across the Southeast.

As an All-American football player at the University of Alabama, Kermit learned the values of hard work, preparation, perseverance, teamwork, and courage. It is those same values that Kermit applies consistently in handling litigation matters in three primary areas: (1) consumer financial services including representing mortgage lenders, banks, short and long-term lenders, on-line lenders, and vehicle finance entities; (2) a variety of employment related claims such as those brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and work-related injuries; and (3) the defense of transportation entities, including trucking companies, short line and regional railroads, in an array of litigation matters including actions brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, claims for indemnification, insurance-related claims, and unique employment issues and actions. Kermit has successfully tried a number of cases in Federal and State courts and has also handled a number of arbitration matters.

While at the University of Alabama, Kermit was a 4-year starter on the football team, was an All-SEC performer in 1987 and, in 1988, was selected as an All-American. Kermit is especially thankful for having been the first winner of the Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award while at Alabama. Kermit later attended the University of Alabama School of Law. During law school, Kermit received the Jerome Hoffman Leadership Award and was a member of the Farrah Law Society. In addition, he was selected for membership in the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society.

After receiving his Accounting degree, and before going to Law School, Kermit joined Merrill Lynch, where he secured a Series 7 license and worked as a financial consultant. In addition, Kermit served as a compliance officer for approximately two years for the University of Alabama’s Athletic Department before attending Law School.

Kermit’s leadership and his desire to provide support to charities in the Southeast are demonstrated by his involvement in a number of organizations. Kermit’s litigation skills were recognized in connection with being selected as a future lead litigator for CSX Transportation, Inc.


  • 420 North 20th Street, Suite 3400
    Birmingham, AL 35203


  • The University of Alabama , J.D., graduated 2000
  • University of Alabama, B.S., graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Member
  • Mississippi, Member

Burr & Forman LLP
Birmingham, Alabama

180 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

34 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Railroad Law

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

  • Railroad Law, Birmingham (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Railroad Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19


  • Best Lawyers in America, Railroad Law (2014-2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America, "Lawyer of the Year," Railroad Law, Birmingham, Alabama (2017 & 2019)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense (2017-2019)

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