Contact Us: (251) 432-5521

R. Alan Alexander

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

More than 25 years experience representing health care providers in the defense of medical liability claims, including over fifty cases tried.

EDUCATION

B. S. (Accounting) 1978, University of South Alabama
J. D. 1983, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Alabama
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATING

AV Preeminent

SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS

“Anatomy of a Lawsuit”

  • A primer on medical liability claims for health care professionals (1986; 1990; 1997; 2000; 2002; 2005; 2008; 2009; 2010).

“Anatomy of a Podiatry Malpractice Case”

  • A primer on podiatric medical negligence cases for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons (2001; 2005).

Author and frequent lecturer on hospital/medical liability issues, health care risk management, witness effectiveness training, and health care fraud and abuse.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Best Lawyers in America

  • Health Care Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 1982-1983
  • Cumberland National Mock-Trial Team, 1982
  • Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board, 1982-1983
  • Associate Justice, Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, 1983
ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
  • Alabama State Bar, Former Member, Disciplinary Rules and Enforcement Committee
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Litigation Section
  • Mobile Bar Association, Past Chairman, Inter-Professional Relations Committee, Past Chairman, Ethics Committee, Member and Past Chairman, State/County Court Civil Practice Section, Past Member, Grievance Committee
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
    Past Chairman, Personal Injury Section
    Board Member, 2002 – 2006
    President, 2006 – 2007
    Past President, 2007 – 2008
    Chairman, Nominations Committee 2008, 2009
    Chairman, Executive Director Succession Committee 2009 – 2010
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    Member, Professional Liability Defense Committee
    Member, Health Law Committee
    Graduate, 1987 Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Defense Research Institute
    Member, Medical Liability Committee
    Member, Professional Liability Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    Member, Fraud & Abuse Substantive Law Committee
    Member, Professional Liability Committee
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Explore Center, Inc., d/b/a Exploreum Children’s Museum of Discovery
    Board Member
    President
    Past President
  • University of South Alabama National Alumni Association
    Board Member
    President
    Past President
    Executive Director Search Committee Member
  • University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business
    Chair, Capital Fund Raising Committee
  • Leadership Mobile
    Class of 1988
  • Camp Rap-A-Hope Children’s Oncology Summer Camp
    Board Member
    President
SIGNIFICANT CASES

Ex-Parte Atmore Community Hospital, 719 So. 2d 1190 (Ala. 1998)
Olsen v. Rich, 657 So. 2d 875 (Ala. 1995)
Miller v. Santiago, 642 So. 2d 446 (Ala. 1994)
Hutchinson v. Attorneys Insurance Mutual of Ala., 631 So. 2d 975 (Ala. 1994)
Jordan v. Brantley, 589 So. 2d 680 (Ala. 1991)
Bodiford v. Lubitz, 564 So. 2d 1390 (Ala. 1991)
Holderfield v. Helton, 549 So. 2d 79 (Ala. 1989)
Langley v. Mutual Fire, Marine & Inland Ins. Co., 512 So. 2d 752 (Ala. 1987)
Walker v. Majors, 496 So. 2d 726 (Ala. 1986)

 

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