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10 years of experience

gplain@ggh-law.com

256.532.1957

256.532.1958

Education

  • B.A., University of South Carolina-Upstate (1991)
  • M.S., Southern Wesleyan University (2006)
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, cum laude (2012)
ABOUT

Gerri enjoys running and Alabama football. She lives in Huntsville with her husband, Jeff.

Practice Areas

  • Automobile litigation
  • General litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • Workers’ compensation

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 Associations

  • Madison County Volunteers Lawyers Program
  • Member of the Alabama State Bar Association (Committee Member – Quality of Life, Health & Wellness Committee)
  • 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 Tennessee as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama 2012
  • Tennessee 2021
  • 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)
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