As a young lawyer, Tom Christian was fortunate to work with and learn from some of the best trial lawyers in Alabama. That experience has resulted in Tom’s very successful career as a trial lawyer. Having tried well over 100 cases to verdict and arguing numerous significant appeals before the Alabama Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, he now leads other Christian & Small attorneys in the mastery of their trial skills.
Tom’s trial experience has run the gamut, from personal injury/wrongful death cases to complex commercial disputes. He has tried cases in almost every Alabama county and all three federal district courts in Alabama. He has successfully handled a number of mass tort matters and other significant litigation, including most recently, trying the first Average Wholesale Pricing (AWP) case filed by Alabama’s Attorney General and receiving a total victory for his client in the Alabama Supreme Court.
Tom is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Less than fifteen Alabama attorneys are members of all three of these invitation-only trial lawyer groups. He is a former president of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and the Birmingham Bar Association. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for 23 consecutive years, and is consistently voted by his peers as one of the Top 50 Alabama Attorneys in Alabama Super Lawyers®.