Connie Ray StockhamShareholder

Biography

Ms. Stockham has practiced law since 1980, enjoying a challenging and varied civil trial and appellate practice. She has served as lead attorney in a broad range of complex, litigated matters, ranging from bad faith and invasion of privacy to products liability, mass tort and environmental actions, insurance coverage and contractual disputes, construction matters, medical, nursing home and pharmaceutical malpractice, and personal injury and death cases of many types. Having handled over 40 appellate cases, she is called on regularly to take on cases after an adverse judgment to handle appeal and re-trial. Ms. Stockham’s commitment to her clients and experience crucially inform her work before juries and appellate courts.

Prior to White Arnold & Dowd:

Before the April 2013 merger of Stockham & Stockham, P.C. with White Arnold & Dowd P.C., Ms. Stockham was the managing shareholder of Stockham & Stockham, P.C., a Birmingham-based firm specializing in litigation and appellate practice she co-founded in 1993. Prior to its founding, Ms. Stockham was a partner with McDaniel, Hall, Conerly & Lusk, where she began the practice of law in 1980. She had the privilege of serving a judicial clerkship with Federal District Judge James Hancock upon her graduation from law school.

Since 2002, Ms. Stockham has served as adjunct faculty with the University Honors Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, offering law and bioethics-related seminars with such intriguing titles as “Body Snatching to Organ Donation: Autonomy and Justice in Conflict and Balance.”

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
    • Health Law Section
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Institutional Review Board
  • Alpha-1 Foundation, Ethical, Legal & Social Issues and Educational Materials Working Groups
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • The American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
  • Blackburn Society, Inaugural Class (2014)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Honors Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2006 and 2013)
  • Birmingham Urban League Friendship Recognition (2005)
  • Leadership Birmingham (Class of 1997)
  • University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Vice-President of the Student Government Association, Outstanding Junior Woman, John Pearson Award, Algernon Sidney Sullivan Awards, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board and Anderson Society

Representative Cases

  • HR Acquisition I Corp. v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co., 547 F.3d 1309 (11th Cir. 2008)
  • Whetstone v. Childersburg Hous., 166 F.3d 352 (11th Cir. 1998)
  • Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Sepco Corp., 918 F.2d 920 (11th Cir. 1990)
  • Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Sepco Corp., 765 F.2d 1543 (11th Cir. 1985)
  • Ex parte Se. Ala. Timber Harvesting, LLC, 2012 WL 1371411 (Ala. 2012)
  • Carr v. Int'l Ref. & Mfg. Co., 13 So. 3d 947 (Ala. 2009)
  • Prattville Mem'l Chapel v. Parker, 10 So. 3d 546 (Ala. 2008)
  • Vulcan Materials Co. v. Ala. Ins. Guar. Ass’n, 985 So. 2d 376 (Ala. 2007)
  • Ex parte Int'l Ref. & Mfg. Co., 972 So. 2d 784 (Ala. 2007)
  • Ex parte Alfa Life Ins. Corp., 923 So. 2d 272 (Ala. 2005)
  • Alfa Life Ins. Corp. v. Hughes, 861 So. 2d 1088 (Ala. 2003)
  • DaimlerChrysler Motors Corp. v. Susan Schein Chrysler Plymouth, Dodge, Inc., 853 So. 2d 925 (Ala. 2003)
  • Myrick v. Barron, 820 So. 2d 81 (Ala. 2001)
  • Ex parte Pritchett, 812 So. 2d 1157 (Ala. 2000)
  • Ex parte Alfa Mut. Gen. Ins. Co., 742 So. 2d 182 (Ala. 1999)
  • R.B.Z. v. Warwick Dev. Co., 725 So. 2d 261 (Ala. 1998)
  • Ex parte R.B.Z., 725 So. 2d 257 (Ala. 1997)
  • Alfa Mut. Gen. Ins. Co. v. Oglesby, 711 So. 2d 938 (Ala. 1997)
  • Gonzalez v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Ala., 689 So. 2d 812 (Ala. 1997)
  • Ex parte Warwick Dev. Co., 681 So. 2d 569 (Ala. 1996)
  • Patten v. Alfa Mut. Ins. Co., 670 So. 2d 854 (Ala. 1995)
  • Redden v. Alfa Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 631 So. 2d 976 (Ala. 1994)
  • Alfa Mut. Ins. Co. v. Veal, 622 So. 2d 1292 (Ala. 1993)
  • Alfa Mut. Ins. Co. v. Northington, 604 So. 2d 758 (Ala. 1992)
  • Cleckler v. Foshee, 577 So. 2d 908 (Ala. 1991)
  • Salter v. Alfa Ins. Co., Inc., 561 So. 2d 1050 (Ala. 1990)
  • Holyfield v. Moates, 565 So. 2d 186 (Ala. 1990)
  • Richards v. Lennox Indus., Inc., 574 So. 2d 736 (Ala. 1990)
  • Lee v. Clark and Assocs. Real Estate, Inc., 512 So. 2d 42 (Ala. 1987)
  • Prosser v. Glass, 481 So. 2d 365 (Ala. 1985)
  • Strother v. Ala. Farm Bureau Mut. Cas. Co., 474 So. 2d 85 (Ala. 1985)
  • Am. Cyanamid Co. v. U.S. Fid. & Guar. Co., 459 So. 2d 851 (Ala. 1984)
  • Federated Guar. Life Ins. Co. v. Wilkins, 435 So. 2d 10 (Ala. 1983)
  • Payne v. Ala. Farm Bureau Mut. Cas. Ins. Co., Inc., 474 So. 2d 85 (Ala. 1983)
  • Mathis v. Emp'rs' Fire Ins. Co., 399 So. 2d 273 (Ala. 1981)
  • Hutchinson v. Choctaw Cty. Emergency Commc’n Dist., 906 So. 2d 933 (Ala. Civ. App. 2004)
  • Singley v. Bentley, 782 So. 2d 799 (Ala. Civ. App. 2000)
  • Greathouse v. Alfa Fin. Corp., 732 So. 2d 1013 (Ala. Civ. App. 1999)
  • White v. Pratt, 721 So. 2d 210 (Ala. Civ. App. 1998)
  • Spriggs v. Compass Bank, 742 So. 2d 178 (Ala. Civ. App. 1997)
  • Alfa Mut. Ins. Co. v. Barbee, 693 So. 2d 498 (Ala. Civ. App. 1997)
  • Nash v. Segars, 682 So. 2d 1364 (Ala. Civ. App. 1996)
  • R.B.Z. v. Warwick Dev. Co., 681 So. 2d 566 (Ala. Civ. App. 1996)
  • Ford v. Alfa Mut. Ins. Co., 644 So. 2d 19 (Ala. Civ. App. 1994)