Experience
  • Food and Beverage
    • Manage the intellectual property portfolio for various breweries, including obtaining protection for a variety of marks relating to beers, logos, and taglines.

      Work with multiple breweries to prepare employment agreements for key personnel.

      Represent brewery in litigation regarding enforceability of non-compete covenant.

      Offer strategic guidance regarding craft brewery growth and expansion, including private securities offerings, debt offerings, and bank financing.

      Advise regional craft brewery regarding potential acquisition of brewery and related real estate assets.

      Advise wine importer regarding state and local distribution laws.

      Advise craft beer and spirit manufacturer on potential tax credits and other state and local incentives.

  • Litigation
    • Hanover Insurance Co. v. BASF Corp., No. 2:18-cv-1418-TMP (N.D. Ala.)
      Obtained dismissal of all claims in case seeking a declaratory judgment to establish the existence of an express warranty and alleging breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, negligence, and a claim under the Alabama Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine. 

      Mays v. Davenport et al., Case No. 7:14-cv-00808-LSC-HNJ (N.D. Ala.)
      Obtained plaintiff’s verdict in pro bono case where inmate alleged that correctional officer failed to intervene when the inmate was being attacked by another inmate.

      James A. Phillips v. Thompson Tractor Company, Inc., CV-2011-901563 (Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Ala.)
      In alleged employment discrimination case, obtained summary judgment on all claims.

      Roderick Graham v. TASA Group, Inc., et al., 2:13-cv-00748-SGC (N.D. Ala.)
      Obtained dismissal of all claims in case alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, RICO, and various state law claims. 

      In the Matter of the Estate of Mariah Reed, Deceased, Cause No. 2012-197 (Chancery Court of Jefferson County, Mississippi)
      Established diversity jurisdiction based on fraudulent joinder.

      Jackson v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
      Obtained ruling that plaintiff’s counsel may not distribute confidential materials, produced pursuant to a protective order, to lawyers and litigants in other cases.

      George Reed v. Alliance Discount Tire Center, et al., 2013-CV-02934 (Court of Common Pleas Stark County, Ohio)
      Favorable ruling that plaintiff owes continuing duty to preserve relevant evidence.

      In Re: Yasmin and YAZ (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100 (S.D. Illinois)

      National team member for Bayer.

      In Re: Trasylol Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1928 (S.D. Florida)
      National team member for Bayer.

      In re Chantix (Varenicline) Products Liability Litigation, 881 F.Supp.2d 1333 (N.D.Ala. 2012).
      MDL order holding that boxed warning was an adequate warning as a matter of law.

      Ingrid Anderson v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
      Lead trial counsel in product liability case where injuries were substantial in a difficult venue in state court in South Carolina. Manage all product liability claims, cases, and trials as regional counsel for Cooper Tire in an over 20-state area.