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Harold Stephens is a litigation attorney in the firm's Huntsville office. He began his practice in 1980 as an Assistant United States Attorney in Birmingham. For more than twenty years, he has handled a variety of civil litigation, both at the trial and appellate level. In his litigation practice, Harold has defended numerous products liability claims involving forklifts, chainsaws, logging equipment, medical devices, computer software and hardware, punch presses, farm equipment, electrical devices and other products. Harold has represented clients in a wide spectrum of business and commercial litigation, including contract disputes, fraud claims and trade secret litigation. A portion of his practice is also devoted to the defense of professional malpractice claims, especially physicians and attorneys.
Harold has successfully tried and argued on appeal numerous cases involving a broad array of claims. He has handled litigation matters not only in state and federal courts across Alabama but has also represented clients in litigation matters in Florida, Georgia, California, Iowa, Tennessee and Nebraska. He has successfully argued cases on appeal before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He has numerous reported decisions.
Harold regularly serves as a mediator. He is a member of the Panel of Neutrals for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and a charter member of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators. He has mediated hundreds of cases including employment matters, product liability cases, complex business litigation and personal injury/wrongful death cases.
- Business Dissolution
- Contract Disputes
- Health Care
- Legal Malpractice
- Local Govt./Municipalities
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Religious Institutions
- Shareholder Disputes
- Wrongful Death
- University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1980, Student Bar Association, President, 1979
- University of Alabama, B.A., 1976, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
- Basic Mediation Training 1996
- Advanced Mediation Training 2010
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Alabama State Bar Association
- Huntsville/Madison County Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Division, President, 1987
- Charter Member Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators
- Charter Member National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
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