Bradley is pleased to announce that partner H. Harold Stephens has been appointed to the Alabama Supreme Court Pattern Jury Instruction Committee and reappointed to the Alabama Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Committee. Mr. Stephens’s terms for both committees began in June and are effective until October 2017.
"We congratulate Harold on his appointment to these prestigious Alabama Supreme Court Committees," said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. "These honors speak to Harold’s legal acumen, professional leadership, and dedication to the justice system."
The Alabama Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions – Civil consists of plaintiffs’ lawyers, defense lawyers, judges, and law school professors who have recently undertaken the revision of jury instructions in plain language to aid the bench, members of the bar, and those members of the public who serve on civil juries. The Alabama Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Committee reviews and recommends updates and revisions to the Alabama Rules of Evidence subject to final approval by the Alabama Supreme Court.
Since beginning his litigation practice as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1980 in Birmingham, Mr. Stephens has extensive experience in a wide variety of cases including professional liability claims, employment matters, commercial litigation and product liability actions having tried many jury cases to verdict. He has defended numerous products liability claims and wrongful death suits; a wide spectrum of business and commercial litigation—including contract disputes, fraud claims and trade secret litigation; professional malpractice claims; government contract litigation, including the defense of claims related to the International Space Station; and the representation of employers in labor and employment litigation, Mr. Stephens also regularly serves as a mediator and is a member of the Panel of Neutrals for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and a charter member of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators.
Mr. Stephens obtained both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from The University of Alabama.
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