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8.15.2016

Nine McDowell Knight Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

(Mobile, AL)—McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that nine members were included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. McDowell Knight was also recognized by Best Lawyers® as a “Top Listed” firm in the Mobile, Alabama area in three specific practice areas. Since it was first published in […]

7.19.2016

Reeves Elected to International Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors

(Mobile, AL)–McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. member Archie Reeves was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) as Treasurer-Elect at the organization’s Annual Meeting.  Mr. Reeves is the sole Board Member from the State of Alabama. The IADC, founded in 1920, has approximately 2,500 invitation-only, peer […]

6.22.2016

Four McDowell Knight Attorneys Named to Who’s Who Legal 2016

(Mobile, AL)- McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge L.L.C. members William Roedder, Jr., Edward Sledge, III, Archibald Reeves, IV, and Frederick Helmsing, Jr., have been recognized as pre-eminent attorneys in their field by the legal referral publication Who’s Who Legal 2016. Who’s Who Legal nominees are selected based on a worldwide comprehensive research process which analyzes […]

6.9.2016

McDowell Knight Ranked in Chambers USA

(Mobile, AL)— McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC is pleased to announce that the firm and attorneys Michael Knight and Brian McCarthy have been highly rated in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a renowned independently researched legal referral guide. Chambers USA 2016 recognized McDowell Knight as a preeminent law firm in the United States for […]

5.5.2016

Helmsing Featured in DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly

(Mobile, AL)— McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge L.L.C., member Frederick G. Helmsing Jr. authored an article recently featured in the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) In-House Defense Quarterly. Mr. Helmsing’s column “It’s Back: The Preemption of Design Defect Claims Involving Brand-Named Drugs,” was the drug and medical device section’s featured column in the In-House Defense Quarterly […]

2.18.2016

Myles Appointed Chair of the External Policy Group for The DRI Center for Law and Public Policy

(Mobile, AL)—Russel Myles, a member of McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge L.L.C., was appointed Chair of The External Policy Group for the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Center for Law and Public Policy. DRI’s Center for Law and Public Policy routinely engages in national discussions concerning substantive law, constitutional issues, and the integrity of the civil […]

12.11.2015

McClurkin Named to Mobile Bay Magazine’s “40 Under Forty.”

(Mobile, AL)—Anne Laurie McClurkin, a member of McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC, has been selected as one of Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 Under Forty.  The award recognizes professionals under forty years of age who demonstrate leadership, professional excellence, and a commitment to the Mobile Bay Area community. Anne Laurie has practiced with the McDowell […]

11.17.2015

Gilmer Prevails in Arbitration

(Mobile, AL)—McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C member Walt Gilmer recently obtained a complete victory for a financial services company in an arbitration proceeding.  The opponent unsuccessfully sought significant damages related to alleged fraud in an insurance transaction. To see Mr. Gilmer’s Bio Click Here

11.12.2015

Hamilton invited to join the Product Liability Advisory Council

(Mobile, AL)—Craig Hamilton, a partner with McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge L.L.C., has been invited to become a Sustaining Member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (“PLAC”).  PLAC is a highly regarded and exclusive association of more than 100 leading product manufacturers and 350 of the most elite product liability defense lawyers operating in the […]

11.4.2015

McDowell Knight welcomes New Attorney Alex Steadman

(Mobile, AL)—McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. welcomes new attorney Alex Steadman as an Associate. He will be joining the firm’s General Litigation practice area. Mr. Steadman attended the University of Alabama and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Economics and Political Science. He received his law degree from the University of Alabama […]

10.7.2015

McCarthy Admitted To American College Of Trial Lawyers

(Mobile, AL)– Brian McCarthy, a member of McDowell Knight Roedder and Sledge, LLC, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Mr. McCarthy became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 900 persons during the […]

9.15.2015

Hamilton and Chason Win Jury Verdict

(Mobile, AL)–On September 3, 2015, McDowell Knight members W. Craig Hamilton and William G. Chason obtained a jury verdict for $901,000 in favor of firm client Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in a contractual indemnity-product liability case against a bariatric specialty bed manufacturer from Kansas and their local distributor following a two week trial in Mobile […]

9.1.2015

Myles and McCarthy named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers©

(Mobile, AL)—McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge L.L.C. members Russel Myles and Brian McCarthy were recognized by Best Lawyers © as Mobile’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice of Litigation-Banking and Finance (Myles) and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (McCarthy). The “Lawyer of the Year” awards are presented annually by Best Lawyers to a single […]

8.18.2015

Ten McDowell Knight Attorneys Listed In The Best Lawyers In America© 2016

(Mobile, AL)– McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that ten members have been included in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over […]

7.30.2015

Brian McCarthy Inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

(Mobile, AL)–Brian McCarthy, a member of McDowell Knight Roedder and Sledge, LLC, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at the mid-year meeting in Seattle, Washington. The Academy is a group of elite trial lawyers representing more than 30 countries. Fellowship in the Academy is by invitation only and […]

6.10.2015

Reid Graduates from Leadership Mobile

(Mobile, AL)—Fraser Reid, a member of McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC, recently graduated from Leadership Mobile, Class of 2015. Leadership Mobile is an innovative training program hosted by Mobile United. Yearly, Leadership Mobile selects up to forty new and emerging leaders from cross-sections of the private, public and non-profit sectors of the community.  The […]

5.20.2015

Frederick G. Helmsing , Jr. elected to the Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners

(Mobile, AL)— Frederick G. Helmsing, Jr., a member of McDowell Knight Roedder and Sledge, LLC was recently elected to the Board of Bar Commissioners for the State of Alabama representing the 13th Judicial Circuit. The Board of Bar Commissioners is the governing and policy-making body of the Alabama State Bar and has the authority to […]

5.14.2015

Three McDowell Knight Members Named to Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense 2015

(Mobile, AL)- McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge L.L.C. members Bill Roedder, Ed Sledge and Archie Reeves were recently recognized by Who’s Who Legal as being among the world’s leading product liability defense lawyers for 2015. Bill Roedder has focused on products liability for most of the 40 years he has been in practice. He has […]

4.30.2015

Twelve McDowell Knight Attorneys Selected to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

(Mobile, AL)– McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that nine members were recently selected to the 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers list, and three members earned recognition on the 2015 Alabama Rising Stars list. In addition, McDowell Knight member Brian McCarthy was named to the Top 10 Alabama Super Lawyers list. Mr. McCarthy […]

4.21.2015

Richard Gaal elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

(Mobile, AL) —Richard Gaal, a member of McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C., has been elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been nominated by their peers. Established in 1955, The Fellows support the research of the […]

4.13.2015

McClurkin elected Co-Chair of United Way of Southwest Alabama Emerging Leaders Board

  (Mobile, AL)—McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge L.L.C. member Anne Laurie McClurkin was elected Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Board for the United Way of Southwest Alabama. Emerging Leaders’ mission is to build a stronger community by promoting philanthropy and inspiring volunteerism among young professionals in Southwest Alabama. The Board’s responsibilities include assisting with the […]

4.3.2015

McDowell Knight Successfully Defends Austal USA in Two Race Discrimination Trials

(Mobile, AL)—In March 2015, McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. members Brian McCarthy and Anne Laurie McClurkin won jury verdicts in favor of Austal U.S.A., LLC in two race discrimination trials. The cases started as a single case filed by a large plaintiffs’ firm headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama with twenty-three African-American plaintiffs asserting class and […]

2.25.2015

Blair Newman named to Board of Directors of The Mobile Arc

(Mobile, AL) Blair Newman, a member of McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C., was recently named to the Board of Directors for The Mobile Arc (MARC). MARC was established in 1956 to respond to the needs of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. MARC acts as an advocate for these citizens to protect […]

2.10.2015

McDowell Knight recognized in Chambers USA

(Mobile, AL)- Chambers USA 2015 has recognized McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC in its 2015 publication as a preeminent law firm in the United States for the practice area of General Commercial Litigation. Chambers USA has also recognized Michael Knight and Brian McCarthy, two members of McDowell Knight, as “Leaders in their Field” in […]

2.10.2015

Brian McCarthy invited to become a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

(Mobile)— Brian McCarthy has been invited to become a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. The Academy is a group of elite trial lawyers representing more than 30 countries. Fellowship to the Academy is by invitation only and lawyers are only invited to become Fellows after an extremely extensive vetting process. Outstanding skills […]

1.20.2015

Sledge and Reeves named to Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2015

(Mobile, AL)- McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge L.L.C. members Edward Sledge III and Archibald Reeves IV have been included in the legal referral publication Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2015. Ed Sledge has been actively engaged in product liability litigation since 1972. He has handled many cases throughout Alabama involving a wide variety of products […]

1.8.2015

McCarthy Named Mobile Bar Association President

(Mobile, AL)- Brian McCarthy, a member of McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC has been elected President of the Mobile Bar Association. His term began January 1, 2015. Founded on Monday, March 29, 1869, the Mobile Bar Association is the oldest Bar Association in Alabama and the 14th oldest in the nation. To view Mr. […]

1.5.2015

McDowell Knight Names Two New Members

(Mobile, AL)- McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge LLC announces that Attorneys S. Fraser Reid III and J. Blair Newman became members of the firm effective January 1, 2015. S. Fraser Reid III practices in the firm’s commercial and business litigation group. He regularly handles business disputes, banking related cases, and other commercial matters involving economic […]

9.26.2014

McDowell Knight welcomes new attorney Morgan S. Hofferber

  (Mobile, AL)- McDowell Knight Roedder and Sledge welcomes new attorney Morgan S. Hofferber as an Associate. She will be joining the firm’s General Litigation practice area. Mrs. Hofferber attended Birmingham-Southern College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration. She received her Juris Doctor from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School […]

9.22.2014

Myles Named to DRI National Nominating Committee.

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge partner Russel Myles has been selected to serve on the National Nominating Committee for the Defense Research Institute (DRI). DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar, is the leading international organization of defense attorneys representing over 22,000 lawyers. The five-person National Nominating Committee will convene at the DRI Annual Meeting in […]

8.22.2014

Ten MKRS partners listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge is pleased to announce that ten of our partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Those recognized were: Jerry McDowell, Michael Knight, Bill Roedder, Ed Sledge, Skip Wilson, Russel Myles, Brian McCarthy, Walt Gilmer and Archie Reeves. In terms […]

8.13.2014

Reid named to Leadership Mobile Class of 2015.

McDowell Knight Roedder and Sledge associate Fraser Reid will be included in the Leadership Mobile Class of 2015. For its 2015 Class, Leadership Mobile sought individuals: “who have demonstrated the capacity for leadership within their own organizations through significant achievements relative to age and experience; who share a sincere commitment, motivation and interest in serving […]

7.31.2014

Sledge and Helmsing Obtain Summary Judgment in Middle District of Alabama.

Ed Sledge and Fred Helmsing, along with Hollingsworth, LLP, recently obtained summary judgment for a client in a pharmaceutical product liability case pending before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The plaintiff claimed significant personal injuries resulting from her use of two prescription medications. The Court granted summary judgment in […]

7.14.2014

Hamilton and Helmsing obtain summary judgment in medical malpractice case.

Craig Hamilton and Fred Helmsing recently obtained summary judgment for Gulf Health Hospitals, Inc. d/b/a North Baldwin Infirmary in a medical malpractice case involving allegations of breach of the standard of care in connection with surgery to repair a fractured wrist. The Court found that Plaintiff failed to present the required expert testimony on the […]

7.10.2014

Myles, Lieb and Reid obtain defense award.

Russel Myles, Jon Lieb, and Fraser Reid recently obtained a defense award for a real estate development company and related parties after a two week hearing before the American Arbitration Association. The Claimants in the matter made numerous allegations of misconduct concerning the company’s timeshare plan in Orange Beach, Alabama, including alleged violations of the […]

6.24.2014

Sledge and Reeves selected by Who’s Who Legal.

Ed Sledge and Archie Reeves were selected by Who’s Who Legal for inclusion in both The International Who’s Who of Life Science Lawyers 2014 and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014. Inclusion in these publications follows a research process in which the publisher canvasses and analyzes opinions of law firm clients and product […]

6.20.2014

Archie Reeves prevails in arbitration.

Archie Reeves recently prevailed in a multi-party arbitration in Florida. In this matter, Mr. Reeves successfully defended the regional manager of a financial services company accused of fraud in the sales and servicing of a financial services product.

5.20.2014

McClurkin obtains voluntary dismissal.

Anne Laurie McClurkin recently obtained a voluntary dismissal from the plaintiff in a Title VII/1981 race discrimination case shortly after deposing the plaintiff. Moreover, Ms. McClurkin recovered a significant portion of the fees and expenses for the client. Though the case was litigated through the close of discovery, Ms. McClurkin was successful in protecting the […]

5.16.2014

McCarthy named MBA President Elect.

Brian McCarthy has been elected as President Elect of the Mobile Bar Association. He will serve as President starting January 1, 2015. To view Mr. McCarthy’s bio, click here.

5.14.2014

Eight Partners named 2014 Super Lawyers.

Each year Super Lawyers, a nationally respected rating service, publishes its lists of top attorneys. These top lawyers are recognized by their peers as having excelled in the profession. McDowell Knight is pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s partners were recognized in the 2014 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. The attorneys selected this […]

2.13.2014

Rob McGinley named President of Education Foundation Board.

Rob McGinley was recently named President of the Board of Directors for the Mobile Area Education Foundation.  The Mobile Area Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving Mobile County public schools.  Its mission is to build community responsibility for improving public education outcomes in Mobile County.

1.23.2014

McClurkin obtains voluntary dismissal.

Anne Laurie McClurkin recently obtained a voluntary dismissal in an employment discrimination matter, following the depositions of the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s key witness. Following the depositions, Ms. McClurkin persuaded the plaintiff’s counsel that the employer would prevail at summary judgment and then would seek to recover its legal expenses from the plaintiff, pursuant to […]

1.13.2014

Bill Roedder presents paper to Mobile Bar Association members.

On Tuesday, December 17, Bill Roedder presented his paper, “Handling Bar Grievances and other Disciplinary Actions,” to a group of Mobile Bar Association members. Mr. Roedder’s talk was given as part of a seminar held by the National Business Institute. Mr. Roedder previously served on the MBA Grievance Committee and as Chairman of the MBA Ethics […]

1.10.2014

Reeves and Newman obtain defense verdict.

Archie Reeves and Blair Newman recently obtained a defense verdict for Motel 6 Operating, L.P. and Accor North America, Inc. in a premises liability case. The plaintiff claimed that the defendants were negligent in maintaining their sidewalk. The case was tried before a jury in the Circuit Court of Mobile County. The jury rejected the […]

12.20.2013

Reeves obtains final summary judgment.

After defeating the plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunctive relief, Archie Reeves recently obtained a final summary judgment on behalf of the defendant in a quiet title action in the Circuit Court of Talladega County, Alabama. The case involved a dispute as to whether the defendant bank held a valid mortgage lien on the plaintiff’s property.

12.18.2013

Archie Reeves Named to Foundation Board of Directors.

Archie Reeves, partner at McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, was recently named to the Board of Directors of The Foundation of the International Association of Defense Counsel. The Foundation of the IADC works to serve as a platform for educating the public in the legal community on current litigation issues and supporting the integrity of […]

12.11.2013

Hamilton and Hornsby obtain summary judgment in wrongful death lawsuit.

W. Craig Hamilton and Heather Hornsby recently obtained final summary judgment on behalf of IMC-Diagnostic and Medical Clinic, P.C., in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the clinic and a physician in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama. The case involved the death of an infant who had suffered complications following surgery to correct […]

12.3.2013

Lieb and Roedder obtain verdict for client.

Plaintiff went to trial against our client, her employer’s workers compensation carrier, on claims of intentional fraud and conspiracy. Plaintiff contended that the carrier conspired with her employer in the supposedly wrongful termination of her position while she was still off work. The jury rejected all of her claims and returned a verdict in favor […]

11.12.2013

Sledge, McCarthy, and Hornsby prevail on a permissive appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Ed Sledge, Brian McCarthy, and Heather Hornsby successfully appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court to have a $4.9 million indemnity claim against a manufacturing client dismissed as untimely. On request, the MKRS team won permission from the trial court and the Alabama Supreme Court to file the interlocutory appeal. The appellate decision turned on a […]

9.23.2013

Hamilton and Hornsby obtain summary judgment in employment case.

Craig Hamilton and Heather Hornsby recently obtained final summary judgment for G.A. West & Co., Inc., a Mobile, Alabama industrial contractor, in an employment case involving claims for negligence, wantonness, and wrongful termination filed in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama.

9.20.2013

Hamilton and Hornsby obtain summary judgment in medical malpractice case.

Craig Hamilton and Heather Hornsby recently obtained final summary judgment for Infirmary Health System, Inc., Infirmary Medical Clinics, P.C., and Mobile Bay OB/GYN Center, P.C. in a medical malpractice case involving allegations of misdiagnosis and an improper hysterectomy. After extensive briefing and multiple hearings, the Court found that Plaintiff failed to present substantial evidence to […]

9.16.2013

McClurkin named to Leadership Mobile Class of 2014.

McDowell Knight Roedder and Sledge is pleased to announce that Anne Laurie McClurkin was recently selected to be a member of the Leadership Mobile Class of 2014. For its 2014 Class, Leadership Mobile sought individuals: “who have demonstrated the capacity for leadership within their own organizations through significant achievements relative to age and experience; who […]

9.13.2013

Hamilton and Helmsing obtain summary judgment in medical malpractice case.

Craig Hamilton and Fred Helmsing recently obtained final summary judgment for Mobile Infirmary Association d/b/a Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in a medical malpractice case involving allegations of a retained foreign object following surgery. The Court found that Plaintiff failed to present the required expert testimony on the critical issues of the standard of care, breach, […]

8.23.2013

Archie Reeves participates in international roundtable discussion concerning product liability.

As part of the recent publication of the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers Product Liability Defense 2013 edition, McDowell Knight partner Archie Reeves participated in a published roundtable discussion with three other lawyers from Spain, the United Kingdom and Canada. The publication stated that it had “brought together four of the world’s leading practitioners […]

8.20.2013

Walt Gilmer Earns “Lawyer of the Year” Accolade for Insurance Law.

Congratulations to Walt Gilmer for being named Mobile “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Law by The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. According to Best Lawyers, the “Lawyer of the Year” designation is “particularly significant” and denotes the high level of respect […]

8.16.2013

McDowell Knight lawyers included in international product liability lawyer listing.

Bill Roedder, Ed Sledge and Archie Reeves are three of only nine attorneys from Alabama listed in the International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers 2013. According to the editors, nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work both with general counsel and product liability defense lawyers in private practice worldwide, and only […]

8.15.2013

Several MKRS partners selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2014.

McDowell Knight Roedder and Sledge is pleased to announce that several of our partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014. Jerry McDowell, Michael Knight, Bill Roedder, Ed Sledge, Skip Wilson, Brian McCarthy and Archie Reeves were selected in the field of Personal Injury Litigation. Three of […]

6.21.2013

Russel Myles and Heather Hornsby author article for DRI.

Russel Myles and Heather Hornsby recently authored an article, for publication by DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar, regarding the importance and vibrancy of the American civil jury trial.  The article, Civil jury trials give the American people a voice, was picked up by al.com and also published in the June 21, 2013 edition […]

6.21.2013

Multiple MKRS lawyers identified as Benchmark Stars.

Multiple lawyers at McDowell Knight have been identified by Benchmark Litigation as Stars for 2013. Michael Knight, Bill Roedder, Ed Sledge, Skip Wilson, Archie Reeves and Richard Gaal have been recognized as well-respected and highly effective attorneys. The firm has also been recommended by the publication. Benchmark Litigation’s designations are determined through peer and client […]

6.14.2013

Blair Newman obtains summary judgment for client.

Blair Newman recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of the firm’s client, a supplier to a government contractor, in its case against the contractor’s surety. The case was pending in Mobile County Circuit Court and involved the surety’s refusal to pay the supplier pursuant to a labor and materials payment bond.

6.7.2013

McDowell Knight recognized by Chambers USA.

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge was recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. Describing McDowell Knight, a Chambers source says, “The manner in which they have handled themselves with us, our clients and other attorneys has been really great. They get results, which is the most important thing.” Jerry McDowell and Michael Knight were […]

5.24.2013

Jon Lieb attends ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar

Jon Lieb has recently returned from the 2013 ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar, held in Tucson, Arizona. Topics discussed at the Seminar included: company polices to address texting; analysis of how claims, safety, and operations divisions work together to prevent accidents and defend claims; evidence preservation and the limits to what plaintiffs’ counsel can […]

5.10.2013

Rob McGinley visits Germany with Mobile Chamber of Commerce

McDowell Knight partner Rob McGinley was among the business leaders invited by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to travel to Hamburg, Germany last month to learn more about the potential impact of the new Airbus assembly plant coming to Mobile. Rob, along with approximately eighty-five area delegates from regional banks, engineering and construction firms, […]

5.3.2013

Ten from McDowell Knight recognized as Super Lawyers

Each year Super Lawyers, a nationally respected rating service, publishes its lists of top attorneys. These top lawyers are recognized by their peers as having excelled in the profession. McDowell Knight is pleased to announce that ten of the firm’s partners were recognized in the 2013 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. The attorneys selected this […]

4.26.2013

Bill Roedder attended CLE program at FDCC Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

Bill Roedder recently attended a Continuing Legal Education Program for the Federation of Defense Counsel & Corporate Counsel’s (“FDCC”) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The topics ranged from: ethical and legal issues arising out of the use of social media in litigation; dealing with the significant differences between the Baby Boomers, Generation Y and […]

4.12.2013

Jon Lieb obtains defense verdict in arbitration.

Jon Lieb recently received a defense verdict on behalf of his client, a title company, in an arbitration. The arbitration was held in Mobile and involved the misappropriation of construction loan funds.

3.22.2013

Jon Lieb recently attended ABA’s Transportation MegaConference in New Orleans.

Jon Lieb recently attended the American Bar Association’s Transportation MegaConference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Transportation Megaconference is one of the leading continuing education programs for those involved in trucking company-related litigation. The topics included practical approaches to transportation litigation, the state of the trucking industry and developments in trucking law, claims management in the […]

3.15.2013

Jerry McDowell honored by Mobile Bar Association for 50 years of legal practice.

Jerry McDowell was honored at today’s Mobile Bar Association Luncheon for 50 years of legal practice. Mr. McDowell graduated from The University of Alabama in 1957. After serving as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army 1957-1961, he graduated from The University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B. in 1963. Mr. McDowell served as law clerk […]

2.21.2013

Archie Reeves recently served as CLE Program Chair for IADC Annual Meeting

Archie Reeves recently served as Continuing Legal Education Program Chair for the International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. The topics ranged from a panel of academics, journalists and practitioners discussing the current United States Supreme Court, to current ethical and legal issues arising out of the use of social media […]

2.1.2013

Richard Gaal recently spoke at the ABA’s Joint CLE in Steamboat, Colorado.

Richard Gaal recently spoke at the American Bar Association’s 2013 Joint CLE in Steamboat, Colorado. Richard joined Adrienne Gonzalez, who is currently on secundment at Pfizer, Inc., to provide the 2012 Year-in-Review for the Products Liability Committee Breakout at the Joint CLE. The products liability issues discussed ranged from pre-emption in the fields of pharmaceuticals […]

11.7.2012

Craig Hamilton and Fred Helmsing obtain defense victory for Mobile County industrial contractor in retaliatory discharge trial after just two days of trial testimony.

On November 7, 2012, Craig Hamilton and Fred Helmsing obtained a judgment as a matter of law in favor of G.A. West and Co., Inc., an industrial contractor in Mobile, Alabama, in a retaliatory discharge trial in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama. Following two days of testimony before a Mobile County jury, the […]

9.1.2012

Richard Gaal Appointed Co-Chair of ABA Section of Litigation Products Liability Committee

Richard Gaal has been appointed Co-Chair of the 2,000-plus-member Products Liability Committee for the ABA Section of Litigation. This position follows ten years of work in the ABA at the subcommittee level and following recent recognition for his work in the Products Liability area by Alabama Super Lawyers.

7.3.2012

Archie Reeves Named Program Chair for IADC 2013 Midyear Meeting

Archie Reeves has been named the Program Chair for the Mid Year Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel…

4.2.2012

Twelve Named Alabama Super Lawyers

Jerry McDowell, Michael Knight, Bill Roedder, Ed Sledge, Skip Wilson, Brian McCarthy, Russel Myles, Archie Reeves, and Tom O’Hara have been…

1.25.2012

Firm Obtains Complete Victory for Austal USA, LLC in Race Discrimination Cases

Brian McCarthy, Tom O’Hara, and Anne Laurie McClurkin successfully defended Austal U.S.A., LLC in two race discrimination jury trials last month…

1.3.2012

William G. “Will” Chason Named Member of the Firm

The Firm is pleased to announce that William G. “Will” Chason has been named the newest member of the Firm. ..

10.21.2011

Michael Knight and Craig Hamilton Obtain Complete Reversal of $40 Million Judgment

Michael Knight and Craig Hamilton of McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC. recently obtained a judgment as a matter of law on behalf of Celltrion DBI, Inc., a Korean seatbelt manufacturer…

10.10.2011

Firm Named Best for Business Litigation in Alabama

The national magazine “Super Lawyers” named McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC the best medium-sized firm in the State of Alabama for business litigation…

10.3.2011

Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group Announced

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. takes pleasure in announcing the formation of a practice group specializing in Mediation and Arbitration chaired by William C. Roedder, Jr…

9.8.2011

Firm Obtains Defense Verdict for Client in Trucking Case

Craig Hamilton and Amelia Driscoll teamed to obtain a defense verdict for System Transport, Inc., a trucking company out of Spokane, Washington on September 8, 2011…

9.7.2011

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge partners recognized by Who’s Who Legal as leader in products liability law

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Bill Roedder, Ed Sledge, and Archie Reeves have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as among the world’s leading…

5.9.2011

Eleven Named by 2011 Alabama Super Lawyers

Jerry McDowell, Michael Knight, Bill Roedder, Ed Sledge, Skip Wilson, Brian McCarthy, Russel Myles, Archie Reeves, and Tom O’Hara have been named…

12.8.2010

2011 Benchmark Litigation Guide Recommends Firm and Six Attorneys for Business Litigation

The Firm was named for 2011 among Alabama’s recommended firms for litigation by Benchmark Litigation, a guide to America’s leading business litigation firms and attorneys…

8.24.2010

Ten Members Named Best Lawyers for 2011

Ten Members Named Best Lawyers for 2011

7.13.2010

Three Members Selected for 2010 “The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers”

Three Members Selected for 2010 “The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers”

6.21.2010

Nine Lawyers Named Alabama Super Lawyers, Three Named Top 50 in Alabama, and Two Named Rising Stars

Nine Lawyers Named Alabama Super Lawyers, Three Named Top 50 in Alabama, and Two Named Rising Stars