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15 years of experience




  • B.S., Business Management, University of Alabama
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Birmingham School of Law

Charley has a diversified insurance defense and litigation practice, with a focus on workers’ compensation, insurance coverage, automobile liability, and commercial liability. Charley also serves as general counsel for several Alabama businesses, where he utilizes his unique experience in assisting his clients with contracts, general employment matters, and OSHA and FMCSA compliance matters.

A large part of Charley’s practice is devoted to representing employers and insurers in workers’ compensation cases. Charley has specialized experience representing clients involved in complex multi-party litigation where the workers’ compensation subrogation rights are at stake. He also serves as an independent mediator in such cases. Charley is a recent past-President of both The Alabama State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section and The American Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability Committee.

Charley has a passion for teaching the law and mentoring young lawyers. He is a former adjunct professor of Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law at Birmingham School of Law, and is a frequent presenter at seminars for claims adjusters, risk managers, attorneys, and judges.

Outside of work, Charley enjoys raising his two sons, Will and Jett, traveling, and performing volunteer work with Muscular Dystrophy Association of Alabama.

Practice Areas

  • Automobile litigation
  • Complex and commercial litigation
  • Contracts litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • General civil litigation
  • Insurance coverage and litigation
  • Premises liability
  • Trucking and transportation litigation
  • Workers’ compensation

Professional Associations

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization
  • Montgomery Claims Association


  • Admitted to practice in all state courts in Alabama and in the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

Notable Decisions

  • Ex parte Fairhope Health & Rehab, 175 So.3d 622 (Ala. Civ. App. 2015)
  • Enterprise Leasing Company-South Central v. Drake, 298 So. 3d 1107 (Ala. Civ. App. 2019)
  • Pilgrim’s Pride v. Smith, 329 So. 3d 1272 (Ala. Civ. App. 2020)
  • City of Guntersville v. Looney, 357 So. 3d 1180 (Ala. Civ. App. 2021)
  • Ex parte Mobile Public Library, 372 So.3d 234 (Ala. Civ. App. 2022)
  • Ex parte Rock Wool Mfg. Co., 202 So. 3d 669 (Ala. 2016)
  • King v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 380 So. 3d 1003 (Ala. 2022)
  • W.C.D v. United States Food & Drug Administration (D.C. Cir. 2016)

Birmingham School of Law

  • Lanny S. Vines Outstanding 1L Scholarship
  • President’s List
  • Valedictorian
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