Hall has significant and real trial experience. In 2005, Hall obtained a verdict at trial in the Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, in favor of a gas utility company seeking to prevent an easement over high-pressured gas lines. He served as the sole lawyer for the client at trial. In 2006, Hall tried his first jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama examining and cross-examining numerous witnesses during the trial and performing both the closing and opening statements. Since that time, Hall has tried several additional matters to conclusion and has obtained three additional verdicts in his client’s favor related to commercial collections, insurance coverage and zoning matters.
Experience
  • General Experience
      • Employers Mutual Casualty Co. v. Backus et al., CV-2008-900843 (Circuit Court of Shelby County, Ala.). - Obtained judgment in insured client’s favor following trial for damages resulting from negligent construction of a dental office.
      • Georgia Commercial Stores, Inc. v. Coosa Pines Health Club et al., CV-08-903128 (Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Ala.)
      • Represented the owner of two commercial properties pursuing the collection of damages from its tenant resulting from violation of the terms of the applicable lease agreement. Also represented the owner in prosecution of related claims in a separate lawsuit against a title insurer and obtained summary judgment in client’s favor for full value of the title policy and legal fees.
      • South Highland Limited Partnership v. Southern Family Markets of Clanton, LLC, CV-07-902373 (Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Ala.) - Hall obtained summary judgment in the tenant’s favor and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals affirmed that judgment as part of South Highland Limited Partnership v. Southern Family Markets, Case No. 2090614.
      • Raymond Freeman et al. v. Bibb County, Ala. et al., CV-05-000174 (Circuit Court of Bibb County, Ala.) - Obtained a favorable settlement for landowners resulting from claims asserted against private landowners and the county in which the property was located seeking damages for the taking of property and inverse condemnation.
      • Mudd v. City of Birmingham v. Elyton Investment, Inc., CV-08-767 (Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Ala.) - Obtained a verdict in client’s favor in which the Court affirmed a city council’s prior decision to rezone client’s property to allow for development. Obtained a dismissal of all claims asserted by plaintiffs seeking to enforce restrictive covenants because those plaintiffs lacked standing. Obtained numerous favorable evidentiary rulings excluding from evidence any of the motives of the city council enacting the rezoning ordinance and any prior decisions by the city council to rezone the subject property.
      • Burkes Mechanical, Inc. - Represents the interests of a mechanical processing contractor for claims resulting from various projects, including representing the contractor against work-related claims and in collection of amounts owed for labor, equipment and materials provided. Has collected thousands of dollars for his contractor clients and has protected their rights as creditors. Routinely advises contractors involved in the construction industry regarding contract terms, indemnity, collection and potential exposure to claims.
      • Representation of various companies against product-related claims - Has represented pharmaceutical companies, tire manufacturers, spray paint manufacturers and construction component manufacturers against various product-related claims, including defective design, defective manufacturing and defective warnings. As for pharmaceutical manufacturers, represented Bayer Corporation against numerous claims related to an ingredient of an over-the-counter cough and cold remedy. As for construction component manufacturers, has represented a major manufacturer of Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems against numerous claims and obtained a voluntarily dismissal as part of Steve Shirley, Inc. v. Dryvit Systems, Inc., CV-07-900227 (Circuit Court of Shelby County, Ala.) after filing a motion for summary judgment against claims for indemnity made by installation contractor.
      • Chevron Mining, Inc. - Represented a major mining company against numerous claims asserted by local landowners that client’s mining activities resulted in subsidence of their property and damages. During this representation, became familiar with the rules and regulations applicable to longwall mining activities and their impact on potential damages awardable to landowners. On this basis, obtained favorable settlements for client based on limited repair damages and other tangible evidence of potential damages.
      • Branbarbo, Inc. v. Energen Corp., CV-03-001947 (Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Ala.) - Successfully represented a major gas line utility operator and owner as first chair at trial in which plaintiff landowner sought access to its property over high-pressured gas lines. Obtained judgment in client’s favor defeating landowner’s attempt to construct road over high-pressured gas lines and Court ordered land-locked landowner to construct road providing access over less dangerous route.