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For more than 25 years, McDowell Knight has delivered the highest quality legal services for our clients, which is why our firm continues to be recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers.About Us
Legal expertise by industry
McDowell Knight is equipped to provide quality representation in a variety of areas of the law. From highly specialized legal contexts such as admiralty and maritime law, to general civil litigation, our staff possesses diverse experience which enables the firm to meet almost any commercial or business legal need.
Admiralty / Maritime
The admiralty practice within McDowell Knight litigates all forms of admiralty and maritime matters in state and federal courts, in addition to performing consultation and transactional work in non-litigation matters.
The firm regularly represents owners and operators of aircraft, aviation product manufacturers, commercial carriers and pilots in litigation involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
Communications / Media
Our communications and media law practice ranges from the representation of Alabama’s oldest newspaper to numerous cable, television, and telecommunication entities.
The construction practice at McDowell Knight covers all areas of construction law, including the representation of owners, architects, engineers, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
The firm regularly represents manufacturers and distributors of various lines of consumer products in wrongful death and catastrophic injury litigation in federal and state courts.
Finance / Banking
For financial institutions, their managers and their owners, McDowell Knight’s Finance and Banking Practice Group offers the services of a law firm whose attorneys have a thorough understanding of business and banking operations.
McDowell Knight is regularly retained by the world’s largest insurance carriers to defend insureds in a wide variety of matters, including trucking and motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, work site accidents and exposures, and tort suits filed against businesses.
Our firm regularly defends hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, medical clinics, physicians, and nurses in a wide range of medical malpractice cases, agency matters, licensing issues, and staff privilege matters.
Our firm represents clients, including banks, investors, real estate developers, landlords, and tenants in all aspects of real estate and real estate development.
McDowell Knight’s transportation practice involves the representation of numerous railroad, trucking, maritime, and shipping entities in both state and federal cases of all kinds, including personal injury, commercial, occupational disease and disability, and employment matters.
Latest news from McDowell Knight:
McDowell Knight attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2022
McDowell Knight is pleased to announce that six of our expert attorneys have been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
10 McDowell Knight attorneys selected to the 2021 mid-south super lawyers and rising stars lists
McDowell Knight is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been selected to the 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, and two attorneys were included on the Mid-South Rising Stars list.
10 McDowell Knight attorneys selected to the 2020 mid-south super lawyers and rising stars lists
McDowell Knight is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, and two attorneys were included on the Mid-South Rising Stars list.
Brian P. McCarthy recognized as lawyer of the year; product liability litigation-defendants
Brian P. McCarthy Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 - Product Liability Litigation-Defendants.
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