Allan S. Jones

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  • Member Firms Carr Allison Allan S. Jones
Allan S. Jones represents clients in the insurance industry on insurance-related matters, and he handles all coverage and extra contractual litigation in Alabama for multiple insurance carriers. Mr. Jones serves as both Regional and Contributing Editor of DRI's 2010 Bad Faith Law Compendium. Mr. Jones has successfully defended insurers and professionals against claims of fraud, bad faith and punitive damages, and he is also frequently retained to provide consultation and guidance on the interpretation and application of a wide variety of insurance contracts, including general liability, excess/umbrella, environmental, errors & omissions, all types of professional lines, environmental, construction, and builder's risk.

Brett Adair - Shareholder

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  • Shareholder
  • Member Firms Carr Allison Brett Adair
Brett Adair is a Shareholder in Carr Allison's Birmingham office with a practice that focuses on employment matters. He represents employers throughout the United States in matters such as: discrimination and sexual harassment allegations, whistleblower claims, employee benefit issues, employment tort and contract claims, wage and hour issues, OSHA investigations and contests, workers' compensation retaliation claims, non-compete agreement disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets claims and unfair competition claims.

Bruce A. Campbell

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  • Member Firms Campbell & Associates Law Firm, PC Bruce Campbell
Bruce A. Campbell has defended and sued lawyers and other professionals on a variety of malpractice and other tort claims for the past 25 years. He has defended numerous lawyers before the grievance committee of the State Bar of Texas. He is the former co-chairman of the Dallas Bar Ethics Committee. He is the former Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. He is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is a Life Member of Kingston's National Registry of Who's Who. He has received an AV Peer Review rating.

Carr Allison

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  • Member Firms Carr Allison
Carr Allison was formed in Birmingham, in 1997, by a small group of attorneys who saw a critical need in the corporate community: A need for litigation support combining absolute command of the law with a personal understanding of the nuances involved in presenting cases to judges and juries. We're consistently driven individuals -- which is why we'd like to think this firm has never been outworked on a case -- and never will be. Carr Allison is a multi-disciplinary law firm providing a comprehensive range of business and litigation legal services. The firm has a reputation for professional excellence and client service, and our multi-branch law firm approach enables us to provide efficient, high-quality, and cost-effective services to all of our clients. Carr Allison's attorneys have repeatedly produced defense verdicts for our clients. Our depth of experience is the foundation of our firm, and we have broad capabilities in many areas of the law, including specialized practice groups in: • Labor & Employment / ERISA At Carr Allison, we're a harmonious group. We enjoy working with each other. We enjoy working with our clients. Because ultimately, we believe great work starts with great working relationships.

Chanda Feldkamp

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  • Member Firms Kelly Law Partners, LLC Chanda Feldkamp
Chanda Feldkamp's practice focuses on employment, professional liability, and insurance coverage litigation. She has defended employers in various state and federal court proceedings in cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and wage and hour. She provides a full spectrum of employment-related services, including pre-litigation counseling, internal investigations, and assistance in drafting employee handbooks and policies. Ms. Feldkamp also represents businesses in commercial and employment contract disputes, professional liability matters, cases involving vicarious liability, non-compete and trade secret litigation, as well as other commercial tort disputes. Chanda also provides coverage opinions for Professional E&O, D&O, Cyber-Technology, and EPL insurance claims, and has litigated insurance coverage, breach of contract, and bad faith cases.

David Schooler

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  • Member Firms Nilan Johnson Lewis PA David Schooler
Dave Schooler is a trial attorney with 27 years of experience and a winning track record in complex litigation. He has handled more than 500 litigated matters across a broad range of industries. Dave has litigated over 50 jury trials to verdict and more than 100 administrative hearings, court trials and arbitrations to conclusion. He is elected to numerous organizations by his peers for excellence in the courtroom, including the American Board of Trial Advocates. Dave's clients include banks, financial institutions, hotels, health insurers, insurance companies, dealerships, product manufacturers, construction companies, advertising agencies, software developers, education institutions, transportation-related businesses, retail, medical device manufacturers, as well as closely-held and family-owned businesses. Dave is regularly asked to speak to legal and trade groups on employment and business litigation issues. He also serves in leadership roles for legal, nonprofit and community organizations.

Ellen Brinkman

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  • Member Firms Nilan Johnson Lewis PA Ellen Brinkman
Representing a variety of clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Ellen approaches each case as a strategic team player with the goal of finding an efficient, business-oriented resolution. Prioritizing collaboration, Ellen has developed trusting partnerships with her clients, whether they are in-house counsel, human resource executives, organization leads, or business owners. She has litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal court - winning trials because of her ability to connect with the jury and out-prepare the other side.

John G. Schultz

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  • Member Firms Franke Schultz & Mullen PC John G. Schultz
Mr. Schultz has acted as lead trial counsel in over 140 jury trials in six states. He has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Schultz has been selected as a "Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2006. From 2009 to 2015 the Super Lawyer Survey listed Mr. Schultz as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas and one of the top 50 in Kansas City. He has been selected as "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal nine times. Boston-based BTI Consulting Group selected Mr. Schultz to its "2008 Client Service All-Star Team" based on a survey of corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies. Only 148 attorneys were singled out for this list. Mr. Schultz was one of only two attorneys in the United States to be selected for the third consecutive year. He was selected as a Client Service All Star again in 2013. In April 2013, Law360 reported that Mr. Schultz was one of "11 Exceptional Insurance Lawyers" named by corporate in-house attorneys for outstanding client service. In 2001, Missouri Lawyers Weekly selected his article "Investigating Your Own Expert" as the "Article of the Year". Mr. Schultz received the Thomas J. Conway Award for Outstanding Trial Work from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in 1999. He served as Law Clerk for U.S. Magistrate Robert D. Kingsland, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, in 1987-1988. Mr. Schultz defends product liability, trucking, construction and intellectual property cases as well as medical and legal malpractice claims throughout the Midwest. He specializes in representing companies and institutions whose reputation and future are dependent on a successful resolution of the litigation (often referred to as "bet the company" cases). Self-insured corporations and reinsurance carriers seek Mr. Schultz's representation in highly sensitive or catastrophic injury cases that are not expected to settle before trial.

John Mullen

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  • Member Firms Franke Schultz & Mullen PC John Mullen
Mr. Mullen specializes in complex commercial and personal lines insurance coverage disputes, extra-contractual liability litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has significant trial experience representing insurance companies in third-party insurance coverage disputes as well as E&O, D&O and fraud claims. Mr. Mullen also has significant experience in transportation and trucking litigation and his clients include some of the largest trucking companies in the country. He is member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and has been named as one of America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators. Mr. Mullen has additional significant experience in representing financial institutions in regulatory enforcement actions and related white collar criminal defense. Mr. Mullen is a frequent lecturer to bar associations, insurance companies and claims associations on insurance extra-contractual liability, insurance bad faith litigation, insurance coverage and fraud. Mr. Mullen has been named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2017 in the area of Insurance Coverage and has been named "Best of the Bar" on numerous occasions. Mr. Mullen has been named a Fellow by the International Institute of Law and Medicine. Mr. Mullen has tried to verdict in excess of 130 civil jury trials in both Federal and State courts throughout the country. Mr. Mullen received his undergraduate degree in political science from Missouri State University in 1988 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University in 1991.

Judson W. Wells Sr.

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  • Member Firms Carr Allison Judson W. Wells
After serving with distinction as a Mobile County District Judge from 1997-2007, Judge Wells joined Carr Allison as a shareholder on January 1, 2008. Since joining Carr Allison, he has brought his years of judicial experience and prior defense lawyer experience to serve his clients in many areas of the law. He has defended labor and employment, professional liability, worker's compensation and insurance claims. Judge Wells also handles property/SIU matters for several insurers. During his time on the bench, Judge Wells handled a heavy docket of civil, criminal and traffic c cases. Additionally, he served as a "duty judge" for Mobile County Circuit Court, presiding over numerous civil jury trials, including a two week civil trial on a case of first impression in Alabama. Judge Wells served as a frequent lecturer for the Alabama Judicial College from 1998 through 2009. He remains "on call" to handle court dockets for Mobile County District Court as needed. Judge Wells practiced law for 11 years prior to assuming the bench, specializing in insurance and corporate defense. At the time of his appointment to the bench by Governor Fob James in 1997, he was a named partner in the firm of Janecky, Newell, Potts, Wells & Wilson, PC. Judge Wells is a proud graduate of The University of Alabama (B.A. 1983; J.D. 1986). He has served his alma mater in numerous capacities over the years, most notably by serving as president of the National Alumni Association (2005-2006), a 35,000 member organization with members worldwide, and president of the UA Law School Alumni Association (2000-2001). He currently serves as a director of the UA Law School Foundation (2007-2013), secretary of the Mobile Red Elephant Club, and is a founding member of the Bama Tip-Off Club of Mobile. An active community leader, Judge Wells currently sits on the Senior Bowl Committee and the Mobile Arts and Sports Association. He is a past president of the Alabama District Judges Association (2004-2005) and the Mobile Touchdown Club (2005-2006), a 60 year old youth athletic charity. Judge Wells serves as a Master Bencher in the Paul Brock Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Kelli Sullivan

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  • Member Firms Turner Padget Kelli Sullivan
Kelli started her career pursuing cases on behalf of Plaintiffs in the areas of nursing home negligence and medical malpractice. After several years, she became in house counsel at Nationwide Insurance, evaluating insurance claims and coverage in the areas of general liability, commercial claims, homeowner's claims, and automobile accident cases. Kelli later began representing doctors, health care facilities, nurses and other health care entities in negligence claims and before various regulatory boards. Kelli also became a certified civil mediator, and has successfully mediated personal injury, malpractice, and business dispute matters. Her ability to see cases from all three perspectives is invaluable to her clients. Kelli believes that the key to any good defense is in a thorough and detailed analysis of the medical records and in preparing her clients for the litigation or regulatory hearing process. Kelli often advises health care providers on issues relating to their consent forms, office practices, and other risk avoidance strategies, as well as defends providers in lawsuits and regulatory board matters. Kelli has an extensive background in many different types of medical malpractice cases, including psychiatric malpractice, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, hospitalist liability, emergency medicine, dentistry and cosmetic surgery.

Richard Dukes

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  • Member Firms Turner Padget Richard Dukes
He has served on the national counsel panel for a well-known medical device manufacturer and has advised businesses and individuals in a range of products liability, commercial litigation, class actions, professional liability, and employment matters. Rich also regularly represents maritime interests, including vessel manufacturers, owners and operators of watercraft, and businesses with marine interests.For years Rich has been involved in advising clients regarding the retention, preservation, search, and production of electronic data and has embraced new technologies to make burdensome e-discovery more efficient and cost-effective. Rich works tirelessly to assist individuals and businesses to resolve disputes in an efficient and cost effective way.Rich looks for creative paths to resolution, whether through early negotiation or aggressively defending against the claims.Rich is a leader in innovative use of technology to streamline information management in complex business litigation to facilitate effective collaboration among lawyers, offices, and law firms across the state and nation.Every case requires teamwork and collaboration among professionals to achieve the client's desired results. Rich has a proven track record of leadership and a team approach to achieve those ends. Rich is committed to his community and to making the Charleston area a better place for all.He remains involved in community, church, social, and service organizations.In addition to having worked as a college professor prior to becoming a lawyer, Rich has performed lateral access disk replacement surgery in a client's lab environment.

William J. Kelly III

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  • Member Firms Kelly Law Partners, LLC William J. Kelly
William J. Kelly III ("Bill") is a founding member of Kelly Law Partners, LLC whose practice focuses on employment and professional liability litigation, insurance coverage and commercial litigation. Mr. Kelly has litigated age, race, religious, sexual harassment, national origin and retaliation claims and employment class actions on behalf of employers in federal and state courts around the country. He also provides advice and consultation on federal and state pre-litigation matters including wage and hour, medical leave, discrimination and accommodation matters. He frequently conducts in-house seminars for business owners and management on emerging and trending employment issues. Bill's litigation experience also includes professional liability and directors and officers liability litigation, vicarious liability, non-compete and trade secret litigation, breach of contract and indemnity litigation and mass-claim complex insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Kelly is listed as a Colorado Super Lawyer, is in America's Best Lawyers and has achieved the "AV" highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell.