Caleb's Profile

Caleb is an Associate in Maynard Cooper’s Insurance Litigation Practice Group and its Appellate and Post-Verdict Practice Group. He focuses his practice on defending 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.

Prior to joining the Firm, Caleb worked as a law clerk for the Honorable W. Keith Watkins in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He also clerked for the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Caleb received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and he holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Auburn University. He has authored or co-authored publications in the Montana Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Harvard Journal on Legislation Online, and the Concordia Law Review.

Caleb's Experience

  • Successfully defended the dismissal of a purported nationwide class action alleging breach of contract for charging non-smokers the same premiums as smokers. In a published opinion, the Second Circuit held that the plaintiffs’ claims were barred by a statute of limitations, and one judge concurred on the grounds that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act precluded the plaintiffs’ claims. Miller v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., ___ F.3d ___, 2020 WL 6325861 (2d Cir. Oct. 29, 2020).
  • Successfully defended the dismissal of claims for breach of fiduciary duty and constructive trust in an action involving disputed payment of life-insurance proceeds. Strickland v. Broome, 812 F. App’x 204 (5th Cir. 2020).

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit

Education
  • Harvard Law School
    • (2017, J.D., magna cum laude, Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; Co-Founder and Vice President of the Harvard Law Students for Life)

  • Auburn University
    • (2014, B.A., summa cum laude; University Honors Scholar)


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Maynard Cooper & Gale Welcomes Five New Associates

Maynard Cooper & Gale, Alabama’s largest law firm, is pleased to welcome five new associates to the Firm’s Birmingham and Huntsville offices. “Maynard Cooper is powered by intelligent, collaborative attorneys who share our core values. We are proud to welcome each of our new associates to the Firm,” said Kirby...

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