SMGB Attorney Jonathan Beling

Jonathan E. Beling
Associate

About Jonathan:

Jonathan Beling joined the firm in 2012 and represents clients in both personal and business disputes. Mr. Beling focuses his practice on commercial litigation, technology litigation and computer forensics at the trial and appellate levels. He was recently selected to serve as lead counsel in an employment discrimination dispute, and presented oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

In his technology litigation practice, Mr. Beling leverages his understanding of complicated technologies to contest issues related to spoliation of evidence (deletion or damaging of hard drives, deletion of emails or text messages, etc.) computer fraud, theft of trade secrets or proprietary information, and cases requiring computer forensic analysis.

Mr. Beling also leverages his experience as a litigator to counsel his clients regarding complex business transactions, negotiating and drafting contracts that protect their investments and reduce the risk of litigation. In this role, he partners with his clients for general business services including entity selection and formation and drafting and review of contracts such as employment and lease agreements.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Beling worked in the real estate industry as a licensed Realtor(R) and as the Manager of General Services for the Regions Center, the corporate headquarters of Regionals Financial Corporation.


PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICES:

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Computer Law and Forensics
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse
  • Appellate
  • Professional Liability
  • Arbitration
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Automotive Litigation

COURTS:

  • Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

ACADEMIC:

J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2012

Executive Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

B.S., Finance, University of Alabama

Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, 2008.


PUBLICATIONS:

Hinkle v. Assurant, Inc.: Denial of Benefits Under ERISA Covered Accidental Death Policy and the Significance of the Circuit Split on Whether Death by Medical Error is “Accidental,” 34 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 731 (2011).


PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

Birmingham Bar Association

American Bar Association


REPORTED DECISIONS:

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

Ala. Ins. Guar. Ass’n v. Mercy Med. Ass’n & Catholic Health E., Inc., 120 So. 3d 1063 (Ala. 2013)

Jonathan E. Beling in his office

Phone: 205.876.1600
Email Jonathan E. Beling

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