Jeff currently serves as the Managing Shareholder of the Firm. Jeff has been a litigator with Maynard Cooper & Gale for almost 30 years, and has chaired the Insurance & Financial Services Practice and has helped expand the group’s presence to a national level, recently achieving national rankings in US News and World Report, Best Lawyers and various BTI surveys of General Counsel.
As Managing Shareholder, Jeff is responsible for the execution of the Firm’s strategy, operations and practice management. He has served in firm leadership in various roles for the past decade.
As a litigator, Jeff regularly represents the life, disability, commercial liability and property/casualty companies of some of the nation’s largest insurance carriers in class actions, complex claims, sales practices, coverage, rescission, bad faith and punitive damages matters. He has handled cases in close to 30 states across the country, as well as in the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eight and Eleventh Courts of Appeal. Jeff provides his clients with business and legal advice, as well as strategic trial counsel. He served as national trial counsel in “hot spot” venues in California, Illinois, Mississippi, Alabama and West Virginia. In addition, he served as national counsel to a commercial retailer where he successfully defended consumer class actions, commercial cases, and arbitration's throughout the United States.
Jeff is consistently recognized for his litigation and trial skills by Benchmark Litigation®, Alabama Super Lawyers®, and the Best Lawyers in America®. He also earned the elite designation as a BTI Client Service All Star. Jeff is a member of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel and a frequent lecturer on industry trends, compliance, litigation and trial strategy.