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  1. Appeals: 60%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    5 years
  3. Entertainment: 10%

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Christian & Small LLP

505 20th Street North
Suite 1800
Birmingham, AL, 35203


ALAuthorized to practice law200911/11/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateChristian & Small LLP2009 - Present
Law Clerk to the Honorable Karon O. BowdreUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
ABA - Council of Appellate LawyersRules Committee Member2012 - Present
Amici: Young Patrons of Opera BirminghamVice President2011 - Present
International Society of Primerus Law Firms - Young Lawyers SectionExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater BirminghamJunior Board Member2010 - Present
International Society of Primerus Law Firms - Young Lawyers SectionNewsletter Committee Chair2010 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
The Alabama LawyerShould the Exception Be the Rule? Advocating for Appellate Review of Summary Judgment Denials2011
Paradigm: A Primerus PublicationUS Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door to Potential Liability for Discrimination by Non-Decision Makers Who Influence Employment Decisions2011
IADC Environmental, Energy and Maritime Law Committee NewsletterKawasaki v. Regal-Beloit: The Supreme Court Resolves the Long-Standing Circuit Split Regarding the Law Applicable to Multimodal Shipping Contracts2010
Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin2010 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure2010
Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology LawYours, Mine, and Ours: The Joint Authorship Conundrum for Sound Recordings2008
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal"Get Ready 'Cause Here They Come": A Look at Problems on the Horizon for Authorship and Termination Rights in Sound Recordings2008
Tulane Maritime Law JournalGetting What You Bargained For?: The Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Apply the Carmack Amendment for a Through Bill of Lading Without a Separate Domestic Bill of Lading in Altadis USA, Inc. v. SeaStar Line LLC2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Birmingham-Southern CollegePhilosophy, FrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Birmingham Bar Association CLE SeminarCivil Appeals 101: What Every Litigator Should Know about Handling Appeals2011