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Florida Shareholder W. Chambers Waller IV Recognized as “Rising Star”

Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder W. Chambers Waller IV has been named to the 2022 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida may receive this honor, which is reserved for attorneys under the age of 40 or who have been in practice 10 years or less who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers‘ patented, multiphase selection process includes peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. Based in the Firm’s Florida offices, Mr. Waller’s practice is devoted to representing individual and corporate clients in state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, state ethics matters, complex civil litigation, and governmental and regulatory affairs matters.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Contact:
Kitty Rogers Brown
205-323-1888
[email protected]

Jackson M. Neal Named to Future Leaders Forum

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Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Jackson M. Neal has been selected as a member of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Future Leaders Forum Class of 2022.  The Forum seeks to cultivate leaders from among a group of motivated local attorneys who have been in practice for 3-7 years.  Recognizing a need for leadership identification and development among Birmingham’s young attorneys relatively early in their careers, a group of Birmingham Bar Association leaders, including White Arnold & Dowd’s Managing Lawyer Augusta S. Dowd, organized the first Forum class in 2009.  Since that time, the Forum has emerged as one of the premiere leadership and professional development experiences for lawyers in their early years of practice.  White Arnold & Dowd’s Kitty Rogers Brown was a member of the inaugural class (2009), and shareholders Hope S. Marshall (2010), Lisha L. Graham (2014), and Curtis H. Seal (2021) are all graduates of the Forum as well. Mr. Neal’s participation will continue the Firm’s commitment to develop its lawyers as leaders who serve the local bar, the profession, and the community.

A Birmingham native, Mr. Neal primarily focuses on civil and complex litigation and he practices in state and federal courts throughout Alabama. He has experience representing clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of cases, including construction litigation and indemnity actions, contractual disputes, fraud, products liability, premises liability, outrage, and commercial transportation matters. Mr. Neal counsels individuals and corporate clients on matters involving business formation, corporate structure, and contracts.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Contact:
Kitty Rogers Brown
205-323-1888
[email protected]

WAD Shareholders Recognized for Pro Bono Service

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Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. shareholders J. Mark White and Hope S. Marshall were recently recognized by Alabama Appleseed for their work in helping secure the release of Michael Schumacher. As Appleseed noted, Mr. Schumacher “was condemned to die in prison at age 24 after a robbery conviction in which he stood lookout with a broken pool cue. He was sentenced to a mandatory life imprisonment without parole under Alabama’s Habitual Felony Offender Act based on three minor priors, two of which occurred during a single incident when he was 17 years old. Last year, Appleseed won Michael’s release after 35 years of incarceration.” Mr. Schumacher shares his story here.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Hope S. Marshall Recognized by the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation

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Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Hope S. Marshall was recently recognized by the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation for her service to the organization and to the profession. The Foundation, which “believes in the value of the human spirit and its ability to grow and flourish in a world characterized by fairness and sharing,” is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022. Ms. Marshall currently serves on the Foundation’s Grants Committee.

Ms. Marshall joined the firm as an attorney in 2007, and her practice focuses on criminal defense, white collar criminal defense, and general civil litigation. She represents companies and individuals in connection with criminal investigations, as well as parallel civil and criminal proceedings. Ms. Marshall practices in municipal, state and federal courts, including appellate courts.  She is active in the Alabama State Bar, Alabama Lawyers Association, Birmingham Inn of Court, and the Magic City Bar Association. Ms. Marshall is a Commissioner on the Alabama Securities Commission. She was elected to serve on the Birmingham Bar Association’s Executive Committee in 2020, and she completed her term as chair of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Grievance Committee in 2021.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Firm shareholders named “Super Lawyers” for 2021

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Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that four shareholders have been named to the 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, and two additional attorneys have been included on the list of 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Attorneys named as 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers are:

  • Stephen R. Arnold
  • Kitty Rogers Brown
  • Augusta S. Dowd
  • J. Mark White

Arnold was recognized in Family Law, Brown in White Collar Defense, and Dowd and White in General Litigation. Dowd was additionally named to the “Top 50 Women,” “Top 50 Alabama,” and “Top 50 Birmingham” lists for 2021. Shareholder W. Chambers Waller was named a 2021 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star and attorney Jackson Neal was named as a 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star. 

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual, state-by-state selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. According to Super Lawyers, “the objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.” Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the Mid-South are selected by the research team for selection as Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Mid-South 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for 10 or fewer years are selected as Rising Stars. The Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars will be listed in the December 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine and B-Metro magazine and the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars will be listed in the December 2021 Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Contact:
Lisha L. Graham
205-323-1888
[email protected]

Lisha Graham Named 2021 NextGenBHM: Law Honoree

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Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Lisha Graham has been selected as one of the honorees in the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2021 NextGenBHM: Law special section. Per the Birmingham Business Journal, “honorees were chosen based on their contributions to their firms and their potential to shape the industry, and the Magic City’s legal world, moving forward.”

A graduate of Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law, where she led the National Trial Team to National and Regional Championships, Ms. Graham represents clients in various areas of civil defense litigation with a primary focus on insurance defense. Through her practice, she has represented general contractors and subcontractors in various types of construction litigation and indemnity actions. She also represents both companies and individuals in a variety of commercial cases, including premises liability, breach of contract, negligence, and products liability. In the products liability defense area, Ms. Graham has represented manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and installers against negligence and strict liability claims based upon alleged product defects which resulted in injuries or death. Additionally, Ms. Graham represents both plaintiffs and defendants in financial litigation, business torts, and fraud cases. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Alabama State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section, is the co-founder and president of the Alabama Pacific Asian Bar Association, regularly volunteers at the First Light Homeless Shelter, and is a former member and secretary of the YWCA Central Alabama’s Junior Board.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Contact:
Kitty Rogers Brown
205-323-1888
[email protected]

Kitty Rogers Brown Tapped for Leadership Birmingham

Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Kitty Rogers Brown has been selected as a member of the 2021-2022 Class of Leadership Birmingham, one of the Birmingham’s premier leadership and educational opportunities. Since 1982, Leadership Birmingham has identified and cultivated groups of approximately 50 leaders each year from diverse backgrounds. The program’s stated purpose is to “ensure that leaders in the community are educated about current issues and challenges in our region” with the goal of seeing its graduates “are better equipped with information and networks to be more effective as leaders.” Ms. Brown joins firm shareholders J. Mark White (2005) and Augusta S. Dowd (2007), who are also Leadership Birmingham graduates.

Ms. Brown represents individual and corporate defendants in white collar criminal actions, primarily in the areas of healthcare fraud, financial crimes, and environmental crimes, as well as in parallel civil and criminal proceedings. She also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation as well as pharmaceutical and environmental tort actions, whistleblower cases, healthcare matters, consumer class actions, and handles executive severance and compensation matters.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Contact:
Lisha Li Graham
205-323-1888
[email protected]

WAD Attorneys Continue to Serve and Lead in Alabama State Bar

Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that Alabama State Bar president Taze Shepard has appointed numerous firm lawyers to Bar Committees and Task Forces for the current Bar year. Hope Marshall will chair the Lawyer in Every Classroom Task Force and she will also work with the Disciplinary Rules & Enforcement Committee and the Lawyer Voices for Survivors Task Force. Kitty Brown will continue to serve on the Bench and Bar Relations Task Force, the Disciplinary Rules and Enforcement Committee, the Governmental Relations Liaison Committee, and the Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession Committee.  Additionally, Lisha Graham will continue to serve on the Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession Committee as well as the Cuba Task Force, and Laura Gibson will work with the Lawyer Voices for Survivors Task Force. President Shepard also reappointed Curtis Seal to the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Contact:
Kitty Rogers Brown
205-323-1888
[email protected]

Named Shareholders Recognized as “The Best Lawyers in America”

Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that J. Mark White, Stephen R. Arnold, and Augusta S. Dowd have been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  Now in its 28th year of publication, Best Lawyers is based entirely on a peer-review process.  According to Best Lawyers, “the methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”

Mr. White was again recognized in the following practice areas:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mediation

Mr. Arnold was named a “Best Lawyer” in Family Law, a distinction he has enjoyed since 1983.  Ms. Dowd was again acknowledged for her work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Contact:
Kitty Rogers Brown
205-323-1888
[email protected]

W. Chambers Waller IV Named as 2021 Florida “Rising Star”

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Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder W. Chambers Waller IV has been named to the 2021 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida may receive this honor, which is reserved for attorneys under the age of 40 or who have been in practice 10 years or less who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers‘ patented, multiphase selection process includes peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. Based in the Firm’s Florida offices, Mr. Waller’s practice is devoted to representing individual and corporate clients in state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, state ethics matters, complex civil litigation, and governmental and regulatory affairs matters.

About White Arnold & Dowd P.C.: From high-profile litigation to mediation and private disputes, the attorneys at AV-rated White Arnold & Dowd P.C. excel at finding creative strategies to minimize disruptions and help our clients keep moving forward in business and in life. We have a plan for the unplanned. For more information, visit www.whitearnolddowd.com.

Contact:
Kitty Rogers Brown
205-323-1888
[email protected]