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Ann McMahan
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About Ann:

During her 35 years of practice, Ann McMahan has tried cases involving personal injury and wrongful death claims, product liability claims, claims related to construction defects and contract disputes, commercial claims, professional liability claims and employment and discrimination claims in all Alabama state and federal district courts, in the United States Tax court and in Arbitration proceedings. Ann has represented clients in oral arguments before the Alabama Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She also represents clients in matters regarding insurance coverage analysis, coverage litigation and in the defense of extra contractual claims.

Ann represented manufacturers in the Breast Implant Multi-District litigation and represented manufacturers in the diet drug litigation in both Federal and State Court. She also represented the Alabama Department of Environmental Management in a successful enforcement action prosecuted by ADEM and the EPA against a battery reclamation company that improperly disposed of hazardous waste and discharged lead and acid into the creeks and rivers of Alabama which resulted in substantial reclamation costs. She is a registered mediator and is rated as an AV ® Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.

During her years of practice, Ann has conducted seminars for the University of Alabama School of Law and Cumberland Law School, for the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, for county bar associations around the State of Alabama and for the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. She also conducts seminars for clients and other professional groups focusing on their specific areas of interest. For the past 15 years, Ann has had the privilege of speaking at the biannual meetings of the Alabama Circuit and District Judges Association regarding recent decisions of the Alabama Supreme Court and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

Prior to attending law school, Ann taught college English in Alabama and Mississippi and taught at Auburn University while she was obtaining her Master’s degree. She also taught at the University of Alabama while she was attending law school at the University. Prior to entering law school, she worked for both the legislative and executive branches of the State of Alabama, which was the impetus for her decision to attend law school.


“In addition to my 35 years of experience as a lawyer, my experience as a teacher and in government, my Father taught me every aspect of his construction business – everything from framing to employee disputes  –  which helps me both deal with the complexities of many of my cases and understand what my clients want and need.”

    PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICES:

  • Construction Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation

COURTS:

  • All Alabama Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

ACADEMIC:

Jacksonville State University (B.A. 1970)

English Honorary Society Member, Graduated with Honors.

Auburn University (M.A. 1976)

Graduate Teaching Assistant.

University of Alabama School of Law (J.D. 1980)

Moot Court Board and Law and Psychology Review Board.


PUBLICATIONS:


PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

Alabama Bar Association:

  • Member from 1980 – present
  • Member of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals of the Alabama State Bar, 2001 to 2008
  • Vice Chairman (1994 – 1995) and Chairman (1995 – 2000) of the Bench and Bar Task Force of the Alabama State Bar
  • State and Federal Court Judicial Council, 1998 – 1999
  • Judicial Liaison Committee, 2000 – present

Birmingham Bar Association:

    • Member from 1980 to present
    • Elected by the Members of the Birmingham Bar Association to the Jefferson County Judicial Commission, 1997 – 2000
    • Member of the Executive Committee, 1996 – 1998
    • Chairman Bench and Bar Retreat Committee, 1996 – 2001
    • Member of the Entertainment Committee, 1990 – present

Defense Research Institute:

      • Member from 1980 – present

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association:

      • Member from 1980 – present
      • Vice President from 1998 – 1999

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys:

      • Member from 1997 – present

American Board of Trial Advocates:

      • Associate from 2012 to present

America’s Top 100 Attorneys®:

      • Alabama Lifetime Achievement

REPORTED DECISIONS:

United States of America, et al., v. Ilco, Inc., 1990 WL 300298 (N.D. Ala.).

Cadence Bank, N.A. v. Goodall-Brown Assocs., L.P., 2014 Ala. LEXIS 137 (Ala. Sept. 19, 2014)

Isom v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 893 So.2d 1124 (Ala. 2004)

American Motorists Insurance Company v. Southern Security Life Insurance Company, et al., 80 F. Supp.2d 1280 (M.D. Ala. 2000)

Lynn v. United Technologies Corp., Inc., 916 F. Supp 1217 (M.D. Ala. 1996)

Christian v. Kenneth Chandler Construction Company, Inc. et al., 658 So.2d 408 (Ala. 1995)

Castle Construction Company et al., Owens and Woods Partnership et al., 590 So.2d 186 (Ala. 1991)

Vines v. The Birmingham Baseball Club, Inc., et al., 450 So.2d 455 (Ala. 1984)

Moon v. Harco Drugs, Inc., et al., 435 So. 2d 218 (Ala. 1983).

Ann McMahan attorney at law

Phone: 205.876.1600
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