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Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive practice with a formidable stable of highly regarded litigators, with strengths handling both state and federal court proceedings nationwide. Offers additional strengths in appellate matters, with a wealth of experience handling appeals before the Eleventh Circuit. Also assists with breach of contract, fraud and negligence cases. Represents some of the state's largest clients in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and insurance sectors.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are responsive, thoughtful and provide high-quality work, as well as being well respected by the courts and legal community."

"We could not have ask for a stronger team," asserts one client, adding: "They fulfilled all of our needs."

One interviewee says: "They have an incredible eye for technical detail and are a real partner in navigating your governance."

Work highlights

Successfully represented Protective Life Insurance Company in an appeal concerning alleged misrepresentations made by a company that took out a $10 million insurance policy for its CEO.

Served as as co-lead counsel defending USAA Life Insurance in a nationwide class action alleging USAA Life failed to properly determine the cost of insurance under the terms of policy.

Notable practitioners

John Bolus 's core expertise includes representing financial services clients in breach of contract and fraud disputes, as well as class actions. He has further capabilities in defending clients against securities claims.
"He always does a fine job representing his clients.""He is an outstanding litigator."

John Earnhardt chairs the product liability and environmental practice group at the firm. He frequently acts for clients from the manufacturing industry in serious personal injury and environmental contamination disputes.
"He brings a real strategy and level of sophistication."

John Neiman is known for his representation of government bodies and corporations in significant litigation and appellate proceedings.
"He is an exceptional appellate lawyer who helps us to focus on the points that we need to zero in on." "He isabsolutely brilliant in his ability to analyze legal arguments. He is a quintessential all-star appellate lawyer."

Lee Bains advises across a wide range of commercial disputes, including complex class actions and appeals. He regularly represents clients in breach of contract and insurance coverage cases.
"He has an amazing ability to pay attention to the smallest details while always seeing the big picture."

Maibeth Porter frequently defends clients from the financial sector in disputes involving securities and corporate governance issues. She commands respect in the market for her regulatory experience and additional capabilities in government investigations at both state and federal levels.
"Her depth of experience brings wise judgment and she has a way of spotting the issues before they have presented themselves.""She is incredibly organized and able to break down complex situations and develop a quick understanding."

Michael Mulvaney regularly defends clients against class actions and multiparty litigation. He is well known for his skilled handling of contentious insurance claims.
"He is an excellent trial lawyer."

Thomas Thagard is noted for his wide-ranging expertise in commercial litigation, including representing clients in disputes involving product liability, IP, securities and fraud, among others. He cochairs the firm's litigation practice.
"He has one of the highest litigation IQs of anyone I've known.""He is a solid defense lawyer."

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Litigation

Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.

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Location

1901 6th Avenue North, Suite 1700

Birmingham

Alabama

USA

AL 35203-2618

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Alabama

Litigation: Appellate


John Neiman
Band 1
Lee E Bains Jr
Band 1

Litigation: General Commercial


John Earnhardt
Band 4
Lee E Bains Jr
Band 3
Maibeth Porter
Band 1

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