Hal is a fifth-generation Alabama lawyer who is active in community service and service to the legal profession. He has served as chair of several Bar Association committees, including seven years as a member and chairman of the Character and Fitness Committee and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is presently a member of the State Bar's Diversity Committee. When not practicing law, Hal is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and SCUBA diver.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2010-2022 Listed in Who's Who in American Law Dram Shop Litigation Jury verdict for a private club charged with the wrongful death of one of its employees. Insurance Litigation Jury verdict for a life insurance company accused of breach of contract by the widow of one of its policyholders. Employment Litigation Exoneration of a coal mine operator charged with wrongful termination by one of its employees allegedly injured in an explosion of one of its mines. Medical Malpractice Litigation Jury verdicts in favor of two surgeons in three separate cases where the surgeons were charged with wrongful death in connection with failed gastric bypass surgeries. Medical Malpractice Litigation Jury verdict in favor of a surgeon accused of performing unnecessary surgery upon a patient with chronic pain, and then purposefully killing the patient to cover up his negligence. Medical Malpractice Litigation Jury verdict in favor of a dentist charged with negligently performing oral surgery on his patient while addicted to narcotics. Medical Malpractice Litigation Jury verdict in favor of a gynecologist charged with performing a hysterectomy on his patient without her consent. Nursing Home Litigation Summary judgment for a nursing home charged with neglect/abuse of a resident. Medical Malpractice Litigation Summary judgment for a psychiatrist charged with negligently releasing a patient from his care who subsequently committed suicide.