Ted is co-chair of the Insurance & Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. He litigates on behalf of insurance and financial services clients in a variety of disputes including sales practices, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, and bad faith claims handling in both individual and class actions. He has successfully defended clients in state and federal courts in more than a dozen states including litigation hot beds such as Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas.
In addition to Ted’s work on behalf of insurance and financial services companies, Ted is a member of the Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group. A significant portion of Ted’s energy litigation practice is devoted to coal bed methane litigation. He also works on behalf of energy clients in defending personal injury, fraud, contract, and commercial disputes. Beyond his litigation work, Ted advises clients regarding joint operating agreements, mineral leases, surface use agreements, and related operational agreements.
Ted is listed in Best Lawyers® for Litigation: Insurance, and Martindale-Hubbell rates him as AV-Preeminent.
Ted received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, and he holds an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a B.A. from Rollins College.