Contact Us: (251) 432-5521

James B. Newman

Phone: (251) 432-5521
Fax: (251) 432-0633
Email: jbn@helmsinglaw.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Representation of businesses and individuals in disputes, litigation, trials and appeals in state and federal courts for over thirty years.

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University; Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 1976) Magna cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama; all courts of the State of Alabama, including the Alabama Supreme Court.

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATING

AV Preeminent

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Best Lawyers in America
- Commercial Litigation
- Litigation – Banking Finance
- Litigation – Construction
- Litigation – Labor & Employment
Super Lawyers
Benchmark Litigation
Alabama Law Foundation, Fellow

CLERKSHIP

Law clerk to Judge William Brevard Hand, United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

Past president of the Litigation Section of the Alabama State Bar
Member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Member of the Paul W. Brock Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Past Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Mobile Bar Association
Alabama State Bar
American Bar Association
Past President of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Mobile Bar Association

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Managing Editor, Cumberland Law Review
Curia Honoris
Phi Kappa Phi

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Chairman, Mobile Bar Association Grievance Committee
Legal Counsel and Board of Directors, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wilmer Hall, a home for children
Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mobile Mental Health Center
Chairman of the Cawthon Foundation, a charitable foundation

SIGNIFICANT CASES

Brady v. State Pilotage Comm’n, 2015 Ala. Civ. App. LEXIS 263 (Ala. Civ. App., Nov. 15, 2015)
Ex parte BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC, 2013 Ala. LEXIS 191 (Ala. Dec. 13, 2013)
Colony Ins. Co. v. Alabama Heat Exchangers, Inc., 23 So. 2d 677 (Ala. Civ. App. 2009)
Clanton v. Inter.Net Global, LLC, 435 F.3d 1319 (11th Cir. 2006)
American Commercial Barge Line Company, et al., v. Roush, 2000 WL 1563001 (Ala. 2001)
Ex Parte American National Property and Casualty Company, 742 So. 2d 1212 (Ala. 1999)
Grantham v. First Union Home Equity Bank, 685 So. 2d 748 (Ala. Civ. App. 1996)
Daughtery v. Mutual Life Ins. Co. of New York, 649 So. 2d 857 (Ala. 1996)

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