Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Huntsville partner H. Harold Stephens has been appointed by the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association to serve on the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution for a three-year term beginning January 2014.
Created by the Alabama Supreme Court in 1994, the Commission on Dispute Resolution oversees the operations of the Center of Dispute Resolution and serves as a focal point for the supervision, coordination, and implementation of the broad development of alternative dispute resolution in Alabama, both in the state court system and among the public at large.
“We congratulate Harold on this appointment,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “Harold brings to the position significant experience from his more than two decades of work in civil litigation.”
Previously an assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham, Mr. Stephens has handled a variety of civil litigation matters at both the trial and the appellate level. He has defended numerous product liability claims involving forklifts, chainsaws, logging equipment, medical devices, computer software and hardware, punch presses, farm equipment, electrical devices, and other products. Mr. Stephens also has represented clients in a wide spectrum of business and commercial litigation, including contract disputes, fraud claims, and trade secret litigation. In addition, a significant portion of his practice is devoted to the defense of professional malpractice claims, especially those involving physicians and attorneys. His government contract litigation experience includes defense of claims related to the International Space Station.
Mr. Stephens holds a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. He also has a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama.