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Maibeth J. Porter
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PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Maibeth's Profile

Maibeth is one of the founders of Maynard Cooper & Gale and currently serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors.  Her practice focuses on two areas, Financial Services and Product Liability.

Maibeth represents the financial services industry in commercial litigation and regulatory risk.  In this regard, she deals with representatives of the Federal Reserve, the Alabama State Banking Department, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Justice Department, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, in both routine regulatory matters and special investigations, including responding to grand jury subpoenas.  Maibeth has also designed and conducted compliance reviews and assisted financial institutions in writing and revising their policies and procedures.

Maibeth has represented drug and medical device manufacturers for 25 years in product liability cases involving diets drugs, phenylpropanolamine, thimerosal-containing vaccines, hormone replacement therapies, autoimmune disease biologics, contraceptive devices, breast implants, dialyzers, electronic hearing devices, fertility drugs, anti-reflux devices, latex gloves, incubators, component parts of oxygen delivery systems, and anti-nausea drugs.

Her litigation skills and talents have earned her recognition as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a Leading Litigator in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Maibeth received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of the South (Sewanee).

 

Maibeth's Awards

  • Alabama State Bar – Susan B. Livingston Award (2017)
  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Litigation (2008-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation /Class Actions: Defendants, Product Liability Litigation: Defendants (2007-present)
  • Best Lawyers® 2020 and 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Appellate Practice; 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation: Defendants; 2012 “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for General Litigation and “Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers” (2016 and 2017)
  • Super Lawyers “Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama” (2010 and 2012 – 2018)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Class Action/Mass Torts; Personal Injury Defense: Products; General Litigation (2008-2015)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers “Top 25 Women Lawyers” (2008-2015); “Top 10 Lawyers” (2015)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense (2017, 2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating – Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (since 2013)

Maibeth's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • American Law Institute, Member 2019
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission, 2017 – 2021
  • Supreme Court of Alabama, Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, Chair
  • Alabama State Bar; Bar Commissioner 2001-2010, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission, Character and Fitness Committee, Alabama Law Foundation
  • Birmingham Bar Association; President 2003, Executive Committee, member 1992-1994, Birmingham Bar Foundation, past director

Civic and Community Involvement

  • University of the South – Sewanee, Tennessee; Board of Trustees, Board of Regents
  • Episcopal Diocese of Alabama; Chancellor 2006-2009, Assistant Chancellor, 2003-2006
  • Cathedral Church of the Advent

Maibeth's Speaking Engagements

  • Birmingham Bar Association CLE Program – “Getting Past the Past: How We Got Here”
    • Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, Birmingham, AL
    • Maibeth joined a distinguished panel in the first of a three part series organized by the BBA’s Diversity/Inclusivity Committee. The discussion included “getting past the past” with regard to diversity issues in the Bar and pointers with regard to how to move forward.
  • CLE Alabama Seminar – “Banking Law Update”
    • Friday Feb. 10, 2017, Birmingham, AL
    • During this day-long seminar, Maibeth spoke during the “Nuts and Bolts of Responding to Subpoenas” session and covered both what to do when a subpoena is received and when to engage outside counsel.
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BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University Law School (1980, J.D., Patrick Wilson Scholar; Vanderbilt Law Review, Executive Student Writing Editor)

University of the South (Sewanee) (1977, B.A., summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa)

August 15, 2019
130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting att...
May 1, 2019
39 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys And 8 Practice Groups Receive Recognition In The 2019 Chambers USA Guide
Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is pleased to announce that 39 of its attorneys and eight of its practice groups have received high marks in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, the industry’s most respected legal rankings publicat...
November 9, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN RECENT U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” AND SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, L...
August 15, 2018
116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in...
March 29, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE EARNS HIGH RANKINGS IN THE 2018 CHAMBERS USA, AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that the firm and many of its attorneys have earned distinguished rankings in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the highly respected referral directory of the...
November 21, 2017
95 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS DISTINGUISHED IN THE 2017 SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 95 attorneys have been selected as 2017 Super Lawyers, including 90 among the firm’s Alabama office locations, two in the firm’s New York office, and three in its San Francisco office....