Marcus A. Jaskolka

Partner

-1 years experience

Phone: 205.980.5888

Fax: 205.980.1098

About

Marc’s practice is focused primarily on defending personal injury cases arising out of trucking and automobile accidents, premises liability, and complex commercial general liability (CGL) litigation. He has nearly twenty years of experience in representing contractors in the telecommunications infrastructure construction and maintenance industry. A member of the firm’s 24/7 Trucking Accident Response Team, Marc is experienced in the coordination of early response and investigation of accidents of varying size and severity. Marc is an accomplished trial lawyer having tried several cases to verdict.

In addition to having won a national championship in trial advocacy in 2000 as a student advocate at the Cumberland School of Law, Marc has served his alma mater as a trial team instructor and helped coach two additional national champion law school teams in 2011 and 2012.

Marc is admitted to practice in the state of Alabama and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern District of Alabama as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Birmingham Bar Association.

Marc belongs to professional organizations such as the Defense Research Institute (DRI) where currently, he serves as Vice Chair of the Insurance Coverage Specialized Litigation Group of DRI’s Trucking Law Committee. He is also a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

Marc is an avid baseball fan, enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, coaching youth baseball and spending time with his wife and family.

Practice Areas

Automobile litigation, complex & commercial litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation, general civil litigation, insurance defense, insurance fraud & bad faith, premises liability, trucking litigation, workers’ compensation.

Education

  • B.S., cum laude, The University of Tennessee at Martin (1997)
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (2000)
Reported Cases & Notable Trials
Honors & Awards
Courts & Professional Associations

Reported Cases & Notable Trials

  • Robinson v. Young’s Plant Farm; Circuit Court of Lee County, Alabama; CV-07-277

  • Brock v. P R Hughes Trading Co.; Circuit Court of Winston County, Alabama; CV-03-188

  • Springer v. Jim n Nick’s Bar B Q; Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama; CV-01-4944

  • Whitehead v. Empire Express, Inc., et al; Circuit Court of Walker County, Alabama; CV-01-920

Cumberland School of Law

  • National Champion – 2000 ATLA Student Trial Advocacy Competition

  • Winner – 2000 Southeast Regional ATLA Student Trial Advocacy Competition

  • National Trial Team Member (1998-2000)

  • Dean’s List

  • The Order of Barristers

  • Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board

Professional Associations

  • Adjunct Faculty, UAB, Department of Justice Sciences.

  • Member, UAB Pre-Law Advisory Board

  • Trial Team Instructor, Cumberland School of Law

  • American Bar Association

  • Alabama State Bar Association

  • Birmingham Bar Association

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

  • Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law Committee, Vice Chair, Insurance Coverage Specialized Litigation Group

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Courts

  • Admitted to practice in all Alabama state courts

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama (2000)