J.D., summa cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law, 2003
B.A., summa cum laude, The University of Alabama, 2000
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Super Lawyers Rising Star - Civil Litigation
Order of the Coif
M. Leigh Harrison Scholar
Hugo L. Black Scholar
Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review
Phi Beta Kappa
Chad is a shareholder in the firm’s litigation section, with a concentration on defending claims for personal injury and wrongful death, including claims for trucking liability, liquor liability (dram shop), premises liability, and products liability. Chad currently serves as insurance defense counsel for multiple insurance companies and routinely appears in venues throughout the state of Alabama. Chad additionally represents clients in matters of estate and trust litigation.
Chad was recently named a Mid-South “Rising Star” — a designation afforded to only 2.5% of lawyers in the state of Alabama who are under 40 years of age. Chad is also a graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and was selected as a participant in the Alabama Leadership Initiative. Chad has served as head of the firm’s recruiting committee and multiple terms on the firm’s Board of Directors.
Chad believes in fostering client loyalty through efficiency, candor, and personal relationships. To that end, Chad works closely with clients to develop realistic budgets and explore cost-effective approaches to all types of litigation. If early resolution cannot be achieved, Chad advocates for an aggressive approach that will place each case in the best posture for summary judgment, mediation, or trial.