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27 years of experience

mprine@ggh-law.com

205.980.5888

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Education

  • B.A., magna cum laude with honors, University of Alabama (1992)
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1995)
ABOUT

Marie joined Gaines Gault Hendrix as a partner in 2021. She grew up all over the United States and Europe, as the child of an Air Force pilot. After graduating from high school in Germany, she attended the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law. She then began a career focused on litigation and trial advocacy.

Outside of the office, Marie and her husband, Ronnie, have one daughter. Marie is very active at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, serving on the church council and as a lay worship assistant. Her other hobbies including watching Crimson Tide football, baking, cooking and traveling.

Practice Areas

  • Automobile litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • General civil litigation

Notable Trials

  • State of Alabama v. Lee Ross, CC 1998-137, Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • State of Alabama v. Autman Boatner, CC 2001-1071, Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • Christian v. Kirkpatrick, CV 2015-900563, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, affirmed 278 So. 2d 487 (Ala. Civ. App. 2018)
  • Stewart v. Fagan, CV 2015-903160, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama
  • Godber v. Cadillac, CV 2015-903552, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama
  • Hopper v. Russell, CV 2016-900933, Circuit Court of Shelby County, Alabama
  • Edwards v. Kincaid, CV 2016-902757, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama
  • Morgan v. Woolridge, CV 2016-902363, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama
  • Odom v. Purner, CV 2018-000371, Circuit Court of Shelby County, Alabama
  • Green v. Ramer, CV 2018-901201, Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Professional

Named by The Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter as one of the Most Prolific Trial Attorneys in Alabama:

  • #1 Most Prolific Trial Attorney in 2013
  • #2 Most Prolific Trial Attorney in 2017
  • #1 Most Prolific Trial Attorney in 2019
  • #1 Most Prolific Trial Attorney in 2020

University of Alabama

  • Graduated with honors and magna cum laude
  • President’s List
  • Dean’s List
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Mortar Board

Past Career Experience

  • 1995 – 1996 George Nassaney and Associates, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1996 – 2005 Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 2005 – 2008 Law Office of Dale Sherman (Allstate Staff Counsel), Chicago, Illinois
  • 2008 – 2021 Varner and Associates (Allstate Staff Counsel), Birmingham, Alabama

Professional Associations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers 
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Courts

  • Admitted to practice in all Alabama state courts
  • Admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama (1995)
  • Illinois (2005)
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