Gerri L. Plain

Partner

-1 years experience

Phone: 256.532.1957

Fax: 256.532.1958

About

Gerri enjoys running and Alabama football. She lives in Huntsville with her husband, Jeff, and the boss of the house, their cat Shadow.

Practice Areas

Automobile litigation, general litigation, employment litigation, insurance defense, workers' compensation

Education

  • B.A., University of South Carolina-Upstate (1991)
  • M.S., Southern Wesleyan University (2006)
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, cum laude (2012)
Reported Cases & Notable Trials
Honors & Awards
Courts & Professional Associations
Speeches & Publications

Notable Trials

  • Cook v. State Farm, CV-11-900065, Circuit Court of DeKalb County

  • Obtained summary judgment as to wrongful death claim

  • Tittle v. Franks, CV-13-900379, Circuit Court of Lauderdale County

  • Obtained favorable verdict in matter where Plaintiff requested jury return award of $49,400; jury awarded $3,500

  • Daniels v. Price, CV-14-901569, Circuit Court of Madison County

  • Obtained defense verdict in disputed liability case

  • Lee v. Roden, CV-14-901005, Circuit Court of Madison County

  • Case dismissed.

  • Horton v. Baker, CV-15-900845, Circuit Court of Madison County

  • Obtained defense verdict in disputed liability action involving 4 plaintiffs.

  • Porter v. Harbin, CV-15-900075, Circuit Court of Franklin County

  • Defense verdict in rear-end motor vehicle accident with causation and liability disputes

  • Brewton v. Chess, CV-16-900055, Circuit Court of Madison County

  • Obtained defense verdict in case with disputed liability and causation

  • Gibbons v. Bailey, CV-17-901046, Circuit Court of Madison County

  • Obtained defense verdict in a case with disputed liability and causation

Professional

  • Appointed to the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Task Force

Cumberland School of Law

  • Editor in Chief, Cumberland Law Review

  • National Negotiation Team

  • Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities

  • Scholar of Merit for Lawyering and Legal Research I and II, Mediation Advocacy, and Client Counseling

  • Dean’s List

Professional

  • Madison County Volunteers Lawyers Program

  • Member of the Alabama State Bar Association

  • Member of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association

  • Member of the Madison County Volunteers Lawyers Program

  • Member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member – Young Lawyers Section)

  • Adjunct faculty at Samford University, Paralegal program

Courts

  • Admitted to practice in all state courts in Alabama and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama (2012)

Speeches and Publications

  • The National Labor Relations Board: Whether Unionized or Not, Your Policies May Be At Risk, HR Alabama, Vol. 3 (May 2013)

  • I’ll Get You My Pretty… And Your Little Associate Too: Expanding Retaliation Protection for Employees, North Alabama Society for Human Resource Management, HR in a Hand Basket Conference, 2013

  • National Business Institute, Employment Law Seminar, Best Practices in Records Management and Dealing With Difficult Employees (upcoming September 29, 2020).

  • CLE Alabama, Accommodating Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace (online CLE) (May 30, 2019).

  • National Business Institute, Human Resource Law from A to Z, Current Issues in Human Resources and Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations (May 8, 2019).

  • National Business Institute, HR Bootcamp, Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace and Employee Relations – Legal Solutions for Sensitive Employee Issues (September 11, 2018).