Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Kevin's Profile

Kevin is a shareholder in Maynard’s Litigation Practice. He has broad experience defending financial institutions against claims fraud, unfair sales or business practice, breach of fiduciary duty, lender liability and complex contract disputes in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels across the country. Kevin has substantial experience managing regulatory matters and investigations, dealing with representatives of the Federal Reserve, Alabama State Banking Department, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department in both routine matters and special investigations. Kevin has also assisted with client response to civil and criminal subpoenas.

Prior to returning to private practice, Kevin served as Head of Litigation for a Fortune 500 Bank, managing and directing litigation for one of the nation’s largest providers of consumer and commercial banking, trust, securities, brokerage, mortgage and insurance products and services in 15 states, with 1500 banking offices, and 20,000 associates. Kevin advised the General Counsel on corporate governance matters, including shareholder derivative lawsuits and special litigation committees. He directed federal and state regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, civil litigation and arbitration proceedings.

As a carrier-based A-6 Intruder pilot in the U.S. Navy, Kevin flew 42 combat missions in the Gulf War over Iraq. He logged 1250 total flight hours and 275 carrier landings. As Squadron Legal Officer, he managed non-judicial punishment and assisted with courts martial.

Kevin's Accolades

The Best Lawyers in America© for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2023)

Kevin's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Naval Academy Alumni Association - Alabama Chapter, Trustee, former President
  • Edgewood Presbyterian Church, Elder


State Bar: Alabama

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

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

  • Duke University School of Law
    • (1995, J.D., LL.M.)

  • United States Naval Academy
    • (1985, B.S.)


Honorable Seybourn H. Lynne - United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Former Regions Executives Return to Maynard

Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that Fournier J. "Boots" Gale, III, former General Counsel, Senior Executive Vice President, and Corporate Secretary with Regions, and Kevin W. Patton, former Senior Vice President and Head of Litigation with Regions Financial Corporation, have rejoined the Firm and will practice from...

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