Stephen Parsley practices in both the Litigation and Banking and Financial Services practice groups. In both groups, he assists clients with complex and dispositive motions, appeals, and general strategy.
Stephen has litigated hundreds of cases in federal and state courts, and recently presented back-to-back oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to his work in appellate courts, he often assists clients at the trial level by briefing dispositive motions and contentious discovery disputes. Stephen strives to keep the big picture in view for his clients. He prioritizes not only winning individual disputes or even individual cases, but advancing his clients’ interests in all the relevant legal and business issues.
Stephen has extensive experience on behalf of mortgage servicers and other financial institutions in forums across the country. He frequently represents mortgage servicers in cases claiming that a homeowners association’s foreclosure of its super-priority lien can extinguish senior mortgages. He has also handled litigation and provided compliance advice for reverse mortgage lenders in New York and Florida. Outside of the financial services industry, he has experience in commercial, intellectual property and product liability matters for a range of clients, including pharmaceutical, medical, industrial, and consumer manufacturers.
Before joining the firm’s Birmingham office, Stephen clerked with Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins of the Northern District of Alabama. He is licensed in both Florida and Alabama. Stephen has litigated in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah, and is admitted in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, 10th and 11th Circuits.
Stephen remains active in his community and professional associations. He maintains a robust pro bono practice that recently included an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court. He holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association and The Federalist Society, and last year co-authored a book published by the ABA on preserving issues at trial and on appeal.