SMGB Attorney Howard Glick

Howard K. Glick

About Howard:

Howard Glick is a founding member of Simpson, McMahan, Glick & Burford, “SMG&B”. Prior to the formation of SMG&B, Howard was a partner at the firm of Spain & Gillon located in Birmingham. In his 22 years of professional experience, Howard has concentrated on complex commercial litigation matters, including insurance coverage litigation, insurance insolvency litigation, life & disability insurance litigation, ERISA, class action cases, construction defect litigation, employment related litigation, personal injury and a variety of other types of litigation involving complex regulatory, scientific and technical issues.

He routinely handles such matters on behalf of insurers and corporate insureds in state and federal courts in Alabama and elsewhere. Howard has represented a wide variety of clients in the insurance and construction industries including large commercial insurers, guaranty associations, life insurers, disability insurers, general contractors, paving contractors, framing contractors and mechanical and electrical contractors. Howard serves as the General Counsel to the Alabama Insurance Guaranty Association and has been a presenter at various seminars on issues involving insurance coverage and construction litigation.

A Martindale Hubbell AV ® rated attorney, Howard strongly believes in the firm’s mission statement, “Our Insight is Your Advantage”. “To be successful, an attorney must take the time to learn his client’s business, understand the dispute and through shared insight work with his client towards a winning strategy.”


  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transportation
  • Construction Defect and Coverage Litigation
  • Employment Related Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Guaranty Association/Insurer Insolvency
  • Life & Disability Insurance Litigation
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Mediation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability


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


  • Vanderbilt School of Law, (J.D. 1993)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (B.A. History & B.A. Political Science 1990, summa cum laude)
  • Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Law Clerk
  • Certified Mediator
  • Tennessee State Legislature, Legislative Intern
  • Martindale Hubbell AV ® Preeminent Rating
  • Listed in B-Metro magazine as one of Birmingham’s “Top Lawyers” in its March 2010 edition


  • Member, Alabama Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute


Ala. Ins. Guar. Ass’n v. FrankCrum, Inc., 2017 938 So. 2d 959 (Ala. 2006)

Pa. Nat’l Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. Ret. Sys. Of Ala., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52055 (N.D. Ala. April 21, 2015)

Ala. Ins. Guar. Ass’n v. Reliance Ins. Co., 100 A. 3d 702 (Pa. Comw. Ct. 2014)

Pa. Nat’l Sec. Ins. Co. v. Bradford Bldg. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97092 (N.D. Ala. 2014)

Ala. Ins. Guar. Ass’n v. Mercy Med. Ass’n & Catholic Health East, Inc., 1111206 Supreme Court of Alabama, 120 So. 3d 1063 (Ala. 2013)

Lexington Ins. Co. v. Southern Energy Homes, Inc., 101 So. 3d 1190 (Ala. 2012)

Pa. Nat’l Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. Cochrane Roofing & Metal, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170861 (N.D. Ala. 2012)

Town & Country Prop, LLC. Amerisure Ins. Co., 2012 Ala., LEXIS 81 (Ala. 2012)

Ex parte Water Works & Sanitary Sewer Bd., 93 So., 3d 94 (Ala. 2012)

Town & Country Prop, LLC v. Amerisure, Ins. Co. 111 So., 3d 699 (Ala. 2011)

Ala. Ins. Guar. Ass’n v. Ass’n of Gen. Contrs. Self-Insurer’s Fund, 80 So. 3d 188 (Ala. 2010)

Baker v. Am. Heritage Life Ins. Co., 2006 U.S. Dist., LEXIS 62586 (M.D. Ga. 2006)

Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Sepco Corp, 300 F. Supp 2d 1198; 2004; Affirmed by Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Sepco Corp. 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 10848 (11th Cir. 2005)

Ala. Ins. Guar. Ass’n v. Air Tuskegee, Ltd., 883 So. 2d 192 (Ala. 2003)

Moore v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co., 876 So. 2d 443 (Ala. 2003)

Terry v. Guardian Life Ins. Co., 2001 U.S. App. LEXIS 4428 (6th Cir. 2001)

Allstate Life Ins. Co. v. Phillips, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8440, (S.D. Ala. 2000)

Henderson v. Transamerica Occidental Life Ins. Co., 120 F. Supp. 2d 1278 (M.D. Ala. 2000)

Bedford v. Connecticut Mut. Life Ins. Co., 916 F. Supp. 1211 (M.D. Ala. 1996)

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Phone: 205.876.1600
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