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11 years of experience




  • B.S., Auburn University at Montgomery (2007)
  • J.D., Birmingham School of Law (2013)

T.R. works in the fields of automobile litigation, insurance defense, premises liability, and other general litigation fields. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and a graduate of Birmingham School of Law, finishing 1st in his December, 2013 graduating class. While attending law school, T.R. clerked extensively with a firm practicing workers’ compensation defense. When not in the office, T.R. enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters and golden retriever, especially at Lake Martin.

Practice Areas

  • Automobile accident litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • General civil litigation
  • Workers’ compensation

Notable Trials

  • Sharp v. Benefield
    Obtained a defense verdict at jury trial in a case arising from an automobile accident and brought by a passenger by convincing the jury that the at-fault party was, in fact, the Plaintiff’s own driver, not the Defendant driver.
  • Clay v. Scott
    Obtained a defense verdict at jury trial in a case arising from an automobile accident by convincing the jury that the Defendant did nothing unreasonable despite the fact that she rear-ended the Plaintiff.

Reported Cases

  • McKee v. Lucas (Ex parte Lucas)
    Obtained a dismissal by Writ of Mandamus from the Alabama Supreme Court on an issue involving the substitution of a party and the relation back of claims against a fictitious party. The Alabama Supreme Court published an opinion in this case and issued the Writ of Mandamus.
  • Cook v. Lunsford – Pedestrian v. Vehicle case.
    Obtained a dismissal by Summary Judgment by proving that the Plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence as a matter of law. The confirmed medical specials in this case exceeded $750,000. On appeal, the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal with no opinion.

Birmingham School of Law

  • Dean’s List Graduate
  • Judge Hugh Locke Honor Society

Professional Associations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section)
  • Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


  • Admitted to practice in all state courts in Alabama

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama 2014
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