Robert H. Fowlkes

Bob's Profile

Bob is a shareholder and member of the Firm’s Financial Services and General Litigation groups.

Bob represents financial institutions in commercial and consumer litigation ranging from collection of sizeable debts and obligations to the defense of a wide spectrum of lender liability allegations.  Bob has also assisted financial institutions in matters involving various banking authorities.  Bob has worked with representatives from the Alabama State Banking Department, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Finally, Bob has assisted clients in responding to both civil and criminal subpoenas.

The financial services industry is a heavily regulated industry.  Compliance with various regulations is vital to financial services clients’ long-term success.  To help clients succeed, Bob has refined and created policies and procedures to ensure that financial services clients comply with various regulations.  Bob has also assisted clients with compliance audits and reviews so that clients may avoid potential regulatory violations.  Finally, Bob has educated clients on a variety of topics.  Bob has advised clients’ problem asset management, risk management, internal audit, and other departments to help those groups manage litigation and regulatory risk.

Bob also represents hospitals, physicians groups, and other healthcare organizations in many different litigation and quality assurance matters. Bob’s healthcare litigation experience includes disputes involving vendor and other third party contracts, physician recruitment agreements, real estate, physician discipline, and other disputes.

Bob devotes part of his practice to general commercial litigation matters including real estate, contractual disputes, partnership disputes, product liability, and insurance coverage disputes. Bob has experience in both traditional and alternative dispute resolution forums.

Bob's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation (2020-present)
  • B-Metro, Selected as a Top Attorney (2020)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers® – Rising Star, Business Litigation (2010-2015)

Bob's Affiliations and Civic Involvement


  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
T 205.254.1188
F 205.254.1999
Daniel Lowery
State Bar:Alabama
U.S. District Court:Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

University of Alabama School of Law (2005, J.D., summa cum laude; Alabama Law Review, Articles Editor; Order of the Coif; Hugo Black Scholar; Recipient of Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award; Research Assistant for Dean Charles W. Gamble)

University of Alabama (1997, B.S., cum laude; Jasons; Beta Gamma Sigma)

August 20, 2020
168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide...
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...
April 20, 2015
Check Conversion: The Implication of an Innovative Payment System
April 20, 2015
Comprehensive Principles Governing the Interaction Between the Alabama Rules of Evidence and Alabama Statutory Rules of Evidence