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James Lloyd - Retired Founder

Jim Lloyd was one of the founding Shareholders of LGWM.  Prior to his retirement, Jim lead LGWM’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and contributed to LGWM’s Construction, General Liability and Worker’s Compensation Practice Groups. Jim practiced for over thirty years in civil litigation in both State and Federal Courts representing local, state and national companies, as well as individual litigants, in matters involving black lung, construction defects, produ...( Read More )

James C. Gray III - Shareholder

Jim is one of the founding Shareholders of LGWM. He has over 31 years of experience in civil litigation and leads LGWM’s Medical and Health Care and General Liability Practice Groups. Jim focuses on litigation involving the defense of health care professionals and pharmaceutical and drug companies. Jim’s litigation experience also extends to matters involving products liability, trucking and workers’ compensation. Jim has tried dozens of jury trials in various State and Federa...( Read More )

Stephen Whitehead - Shareholder

Steve is LGWM’s Managing Shareholder and chairs LGWM’s Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability Practice Groups. Steve has 20 years experience as a defense lawyer defending and trying a variety of cases involving financial institutions, insurance agents and brokers, and insurance carriers. Over the past decade, Steve’s practice has focused primarily on insurance coverage related matters that involve the defense of insurance carriers, insurance agents and brokers, and thir...( Read More )

E. Britton Monroe - Shareholder

Britt is a Shareholder with LGWM, is head of LGWM’s Architect & Engineers, Construction and Environmental Law Practice Groups and is a member of LGWM’s Executive Committee. Britt primarily defends architects, engineers, design builders, construction managers and surveyors in design defect and construction defect cases and defends manufacturers, distributors, developers and general contractors with regard to environmental matters before the EPA and various state environmental agen...( Read More )

John C. Webb V - Shareholder

John is a Shareholder with LGWM, heads LGWM’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group and is a member of LGWM’s Executive Committee. John’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense, as well as ancillary claims of retaliatory discharge, outrage, bad faith and other tort claims that may arise out of claims for workers’ compensation benefits. John also works with risk managers, human resource professionals and executives on formulating strategies to prevent...( Read More )

Patrick Patronas - Shareholder

Patrick is a Shareholder with LGWM and practices in LGWM’s Architects and Engineers and Environmental Litigation Practice Groups. Patrick has over 20 years of experience litigating in state and federal courts and in arbitration. Patrick represents architects, engineers, design builders, general contractors, subcontractors and surveyors in both residential and commercial projects. Patrick also represents engineers, developers, general contractors and manufacturers in federal and state law ...( Read More )

Mickey B. Wright - Shareholder

Mickey is a Shareholder with LGWM, is head of LGWM’s Securities Litigation Practice Group and serves on LGWM’s Executive Committee. Mickey spends a substantial portion of his practice representing broker dealers and registered representatives in securities arbitrations and in state and federal court in claims involving allegations of sales practice violations, unsuitability, churning, misrepresentation and selling away. Mickey also handles regulatory matters before FINRA, the SEC and...( Read More )

William Hill Sewell - Shareholder

Hill is a Shareholder with LGWM and practices in LGWM’s Professional Liability and Medical and Health Care Practice Groups. Hill has over 25 years of experience as a civil litigator. Hill represents a number of professionals, including home inspectors, real estate agents and brokers, and title agents. Hill also has a wide variety of experience representing of health care professionals and facilities, including hospitals, nurses, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and ph...( Read More )

Taffi Smith Stewart - Shareholder

Taffi is a Shareholder and heads LGWM's Labor and Employment Practices Group. Taffi has a wide range of litigation experience in both state and federal courts throughout Alabama and before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Taffi has successfully represented non-profit organizations, municipal organizations, educational institutions, financial institutions, manufacturing facilities, professional employer organizations, franchise owners, general contractors, government contractors, security ...( Read More )

Brian M. McClendon - Shareholder

Brian is a Shareholder with LGWM and practices in LGWM’s Architect and Engineers and Environmental Law Practice Groups. Brian’s practice consists of defending architects, engineers and design builders in commercial and residential construction disputes throughout the Southeast United States. Brian also spends a substantial amount of time defending environmental tort claims on behalf of engineers, general contractors, chemical corporations and other entities involved in manufacture or...( Read More )

Jennifer W. Wall - Shareholder

Jennifer is a Shareholder with LGWM and serves on LGWM's Executive Committee.  Jennifer practices in LGWM’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group. Jennifer counsels insurance clients on a wide variety of complex coverage issues, including matters arising from directors and officers claims, professional liability claims, errors and omissions claims, and commercial property and casualty claims. She also assists insurers in policy drafting and interpretation, case and reserve evaluation, and...( Read More )

Graham R. Pulvere - Shareholder

Graham is a Shareholder and practices in LGWM's Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability Practice Groups. His practice is devoted to a broad scope of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including insurance coverage and bad faith actions and a variety of professional liability matters. Graham has experience litigating first and third party insurance claims, including prosecution of declaratory judgment actions. Graham has litigated complex coverage issues arising f...( Read More )

Christopher D. Cobb - Of Counsel

Chris practices in LGWM’s General Liability, Construction and Professional Liability Practice Groups. Chris’s litigation experience covers a wide variety of cases from construction related matters to trucking litigation to personal injury claims. Chris has represented general contractors and trade contractors in construction related matters, home inspectors and commercial real estate inspectors in property damage cases and transportation companies in personal injury cases and cargo a...( Read More )

Laura C. Nettles - OF COUNSEL

Laura practices in LGWM’s Labor and Employment and Professional Liability Practice groups. Laura’s practice is divided between employment practices liability and debtor/creditor disputes. Laura handles cases involving all facets of Title VII, both at the EEOC administrative level and in federal court. Laura also handles administrative due process proceedings involving municipal employees who are terminated or disciplined. Laura’s consumer financial litigation practice include...( Read More )

Karen M. Ross - OF COUNSEL

Karen practices in LGWM’s Heath Care Practice Group. Karen’s practice is concentrated on the defense of physicians, hospitals, clinics and long term facilities. She also has experience in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Karen worked as a Registered Nurse in a hospital setting before attending law school. Karen’s education and work experience as a nurse offer a unique perspective and understanding of Health Care litigation. Given her unique perspective, Karen is a...( Read More )

Brianne Biggiani - Associate

Brianne practices in LGWM’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group. Brianne represents insurance carriers in a wide range of insurance coverage matters involving Directors and Officers and Corporate Securities Liability policies, Errors and Omissions policies, Mutual Fund/Investment Adviser Liability policies, Broker/Dealer and Registered Representative Liability policies, Lawyer and Accountant Professional Liability policies, Insurance Company and Insurance Agency Professional Liability polic...( Read More )

Aaron D. Ashcraft - Associate

Aaron is a member of LGWM’s Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Practice Groups. Aaron has experience defending workers’ compensation disputes, including claims under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act, ancillary outrage and retaliatory discharge claims and claims under the Federal Black Lung Act. The remainder of Aaron’s practice is spent defending various general liability matters. Aaron clerked for the Alabama Supreme Court and has experience in appel...( Read More )

Bryan A. Grayson - Associate

Bryan is a member of LGWM’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Bryan has broad experience defending employers against lawsuits brought in state and federal court and in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Bryan defends clients in discrimination claims arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state anti-discrimination statutes. Bryan also has experience litigating...( Read More )

Shirley Brice - Associate

Shirley practices in LGWM’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group. Shirley primarily serves in a claims monitoring counsel capacity for a variety of complex directors and officers claims, professional liability claims, errors and omission claims, and commercial property and casualty claims. Prior to joining the firm, Shirley worked as an Independent Adjuster handling a variety of claims including Property, Fire, Marine, Casualty/Surety and Vehicles. She has experience in conducting investigati...( Read More )

Heather R. Demyan - Associate

Heather practices in LGWM’s Securities Litigation Practice Group. Heather spends a substantial portion of her practice representing broker dealers and registered representatives in securities arbitrations and in state and federal court in claims involving allegations of sales practice violations, unsuitability, churning, misrepresentation and selling away. Heather also handles regulatory matters before FINRA, the SEC and state securities agencies. The remainder of Heather’s practice...( Read More )

Leslie M. Hand - Associate

Leslie practices in LGWM’s Architects and Engineers and Environmental Litigation Practice Groups. Leslie represents architects, engineers, design builders, general contractors, subcontractors and surveyors in both residential and commercial projects. Leslie also represents engineers, developers, general contractors and manufacturers in federal and state law claims involving environmental and toxic tort litigation....( Read More )

Claire F. Martin - Associate

Claire is a member of LGWM’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Claire has experience defending employers against lawsuits brought in state and federal court and in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Claire defends clients in discrimination claims arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state anti-discrimination statutes. Claire also has experience litigating ...( Read More )

Devon Rankin - Associate

Devon practices in LGWM’s Medical and Health Care and Workers Compensation Practice Groups. Devon’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense, as well as ancillary claims of retaliatory discharge, outrage, bad faith and other tort claims that may arise out of claims for workers’ compensation benefits. Devon’s practice is also concentrated on the defense of physicians, hospitals, clinics and long term facilities. Prior to attending law school, Devon worked...( Read More )

Mary Brunson Salser - Associate

Mary Brunson practices in LGWM’s Architect and Engineers and Environmental Law Practice Groups. Mary Brunson’s practice consists of defending architects, engineers and design builders in commercial and residential construction disputes throughout the Southeast United States. Mary Brunson also spends a substantial amount of time defending environmental tort claims on behalf of engineers, general contractors, chemical corporations and other entities involved in manufacture or distribut...( Read More )

Brett Chessin - Associate

Brett practices in LGWM’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group. Brett counsels insurance clients on a wide variety of complex coverage issues, including matters arising from directors and officers claims, professional liability claims, errors and omissions claims, and commercial property and casualty claims. He also assists insurers in policy drafting and interpretation, case and reserve evaluation, and regulatory compliance. Brett has represented insurers in insurance-related litigation, arb...( Read More )

Carrie Motes - Associate

Carrie practices in LGWM’s Heath Care Practice Group. Carrie’s practice is concentrated on the defense of physicians, hospitals, clinics and long term facilities. Outside the Office Chair of Charity Committee, Ballet Guild of Birmingham Member, Junior League of Birmingham Member, Junior Executive Board of the American Cancer Society ...( Read More )

Carleton "Put" Ketcham, III - Associate

Put is a member of LGWM's Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability Practice Groups. He litigates a broad array of cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including insurance coverage and bad faith actions and a variety of professional liability matters. Put has experience litigating complex coverage issues arising from general liability claims, professional liability claims, errors and omissions claims, and property and casualty claims.  Throughout his career, Put has a...( Read More )

Michelle McClafferty - Associate

Michelle is a member of LGWM’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Michelle  has experience defending employers against lawsuits brought in state and federal court and in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Michelle defends clients in discrimination claims arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state anti-discrimination statutes. Michelle also has experienc...( Read More )

Daniel Pickett - Associate

Dan Pickett practices in LGWM’s General Liability and Workers Compensation Practice Groups. Dan’s practice focuses on litigation defense of product defect, premises liability, and personal injury claims. Dan also devotes a significant part of his practice to defending automobile liability claims. Additionally, Dan works with automobile insurance carriers in making coverage determinations and conducting special investigations of potentially fraudulent claims. Dan also defends worke...( Read More )

Scott Connally - Associate

Scott practices in LGWM’s Architect and Engineers Practice Group. Scott’s practice consists of defending architects, engineers and design builders in commercial and residential construction disputes throughout the Southeast United States.  ...( Read More )

F. Todd Weston - Associate

Todd is a member of LGWM's Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability Practice Groups and litigates a broad array of cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including insurance coverage, bad faith actions and a variety of professional liability matters.  Todd has experience litigating complex coverage issues arising from general liability claims, professional liability claims, errors and omissions claims, and property and casualty claims.  Todd defends clie...( Read More )

Paige Casey - Associate

Paige practices in the Professional Liability and General Liability Practice Groups.  Paige has a varied practice and has successfully defended clients in cases involving commercial disputes, trucking, and medical malpractice.  The rest of Paige’s practice is devoted to representing other professionals, including appraisers, surveyors, accountants and real estate agents.  Prior to joining Lloyd, Gray, Whitehead & Monroe, Paige practiced extensively in banking l...( Read More )

Athanasia "Sia" Newman - Of Counsel

Sia has experience in general insurance defense litigation; however, she specializes in Workers Compensation insurance defense litigation.  She is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association Workers Compensation Section and was an Executive Committee member of the Section from 2000 – 2014.  Sia was elected Chair/President of the Birmingham Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section in 2014.  She has participated in workers compensation employer training sem...( Read More )