Alan Thomas is a partner in the firm who specializes in the defense of automotive product liability actions in local and regional State and Federal Courts. He also defends actions involving other types of product liability and complex litigation.
Alan regularly serves as lead trial counsel and coordinating counsel throughout the Southeast and on a national basis. In addition, he is a frequent speaker in the product liability arena and has authored “Products Liability and Contributory Negligence in the Wake of Williams v. Delta International Machinery Corp.”, published in The Alabama Lawyer, “Products Liability—Warning to Prescribing Physician Regarding Unavoidably Unsafe Drugs Held Adequate Under A.E.M.L.D.”, Cumb. L Rev. He co-authored “The Application of Seat Belt Laws in Automotive Trials”, DRI, "Crashworthiness-Based Product Liability and Contributory Negligence In the Use of the Product", The Alabama Lawyer, "Personal Responsibility in Product Liability: Who is Responsible for What and Why?", American Journal of Trial Advocacy, and has been quoted in Litigators on Experts, Strategies for Managing Expert Witnesses from Retention through Trial.
Alan is also listed in “The Best Lawyers in America”; Alabama Super Lawyers; “Birmingham’s Top Attorneys”, Birmingham Magazine; and Top Attorneys in Alabama, Business Alabama. He is named a litigation star in the State of Alabama by Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys and "Leaders in their Field" by Chambers USA 2013.
Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Product Liability Advisory Council
Society of Automotive Engineers
Business Council of Alabama
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
BS - Auburn University
JD - Samford University, Cumberland School of Law