Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate.The firm handles a wide variety of civil matters, and has recovered in excess of $1,000,000 in multiple legal malpractice cases and has recovered in excess of $3,000,000 in a personal injury, products liability mass tort matter. Cases usually come to the firm through referring attorneys. In 2009 Mr. Cassady was selected by other lawyers as one of Alabama's Super Lawyers in the field of employment law. In 2011 he was named by Best Lawyers in the field of personal injury. In 2012 he was named by Best Lawyers in the fields of personal injury. In 2013 he was named by Best Lawyers in the fields of personal injury for both the plaintiff and the defense, and in professional liability for both the plaintiff and the defense.
Mr. Cassady attended the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a member of the Alabama Law Review. He received the highest grade in Property I and Property II. After law school he served two years in the chambers of Chief United States District Judge Alex T. Howard, Jr. Following law school Mr. Cassady associated with the Mobile, Alabama defense firm of Johnstone Adams and he subsequently associated with the Mobile, Alabama claimant's firm of Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. In 2011 he became a member of the Editorial Board of the Alabama Lawyer, published monthly to all Alabama licensed lawyers. Mr. Cassady has run 26.2 mile marathons in several states and a 50K. The firm embraces technology as a competitive edge. Publications include "Tortfeasors Dressed in White," which addresses tort claims for post-judgment denial of worker's compensation medical benefits.
Conecuh-Evergreen Roots. The firm has strong roots in Conecuh County. Mr. Cassady served as county attorney of Conecuh County during the period 2000 through 2004. He moved to the county in 1972 during childhood and attended Conecuh County public schools. His knowledge of community mores and families allows enhanced understanding of jury venires. Plaintiff and defense attorneys and firms across the state have referred him cases and have retained him as local counsel for trial proceedings, contact 251-578-5252. By way of recent example, his background knowledge of a serious hunting stand accident and the circumstances--circumstances that likely would not have been discovered in a deposition--assisted a Birmingham defense lawyer recently in achieving a settlement for opposing counsel's costs expended.
Jury Trials and Litigation Mr. Cassady has tried numerous civil cases in Conecuh, Mobile and Baldwin Counties to favorable verdicts. In 2010 he obtained a successful verdict on all counts, upholding a Last Will & Testament, upholding a deed signed just before death, and upholding a beneficiary designation for life insurance benefits signed just before death. Mr. Cassady has tried many criminal cases in Conecuh County to not guilty verdicts, including a complete acquittal on all counts in a murder/manslaughter case. In 1996, he filed a fair housing case that attacked systematic discrimination against blacks in West Mobile apartment complexes. The United States Justice Department intervened and the case settled for a then national record $1.8 Million. (Mobile Press Register, June 19, 1996). He successfully defended a municipal judge accused of legal malpractice related both to his duties as a judge and as a private lawyer. In 1995 in State v. Bonner, Mr. Cassady defended a battered woman in a murder cas in which Harper Lee, the writer, was on the venire from which a jury was selected. Ms. Lee was struck by the State for its 6th strike and she did not serve on the jury. The jury convicted the battered woman of manslaughter, but Mr. Cassady appealed and the conviction was reversed. His client spent a total of two days in jail during the process. (Bonner v. State, 740 So. 2d 439 (Ala. Crim. App. 1998)) To see the strike list, click here.)
Legal Malpractice Results.
$2,500,000 recovered where a personal injury attorney committed mass tort legal malpractice.
$1,700,000 recovered where a personal injury attorney committed mass tort legal malpractice.
$750,000 recovered where attorney committed legal malpractice in a wrongful death case.
$500,000 recovered where attorney commmitted gross trust account negligence in handling money of investors.
$250,000 value recovered where attorney deeded present life estate in property to himself in violation of fiduciary duty.
Judgment in excess of $1,000,000 judgment on legal malpractice claim arising out of estate matter.
Reported Cases: Ex parte Partners in Care, Inc., 2007 Ala. LEXIS 267 (Ala. 2007)(Conecuh County); Padgett v. Conecuh County Comm'n, 901 So. 2d 678, 2004 Ala. LEXIS 254 (Ala. 2004)(Conecuh County); S. Pine Elec. Coop. v. Burch, 878 So. 2d 1120, 2003 Ala. LEXIS 326 (Ala., Oct. 24 2003); Prescott v. Baker, 644 So. 2d 877 (Ala. 1994); Bonner v. State, 740 So. 2d 439 (Ala. Crim. App. 1998)(Monroe County); Boykin v. State, 698 So. 2d 241 (Ala. Crim. App. 1996); BancTrust Co. v. Griffin, 963 So. 2d 106 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007); Ex parte Ala. Power Co., 863 So. 2d 1099 (Ala. Civ. App. 2003); AAA Cooper Transp. V. Philyaw, 842 So. 2d 689 (Ala. Civ. App. 2002); Register v. McGloon, 771 So. 2d 488 (Ala. Civ. App. 2000); Ponder v. Lincoln Nat'l Sales Corp., 612 So. 2d 1169 (Ala. 1992); Bledsoe v. Cleghorn, 2007 Ala. Civ. App. LEXIS 225 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007); Elliott v. International Paper, Supreme Court of Alabama (2011)(Conecuh County).
Links with Conecuh County Information:
State Archives on Conecuh County
Conecuh County, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1881 Publication on History of Conecuh County
Public Schools in Conecuh County
Census Facts on Conecuh County
Conecuh County Public GIS Website
Conecuh County Landfill Dispute
Conecuh County Sausage
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