I have handled a wide variety of cases over the years, including car wreck, death cases, divorce and criminal defense.
I was born and raised in Decatur. After practicing law for 17 years, I decided to give back to my community and, as a result, I ran for city council.
I was elected with 80% of the vote and, then, was elected city council president. During the next 4 years, the City of Decatur experienced unprecedent growth and progress, even though we experienced a severe economic downturn.
For the past 3 years, I have served as a staff member of a nationally reknown trial lawyer's college, a non-profit, volunteering my time to help other attorneys.
I have tried approximately 20 jury trials and I served as the lead counsel in a capital murder case that resulted in an acquital, said to be the first in the history of Morgan County. I was 30 years old at the time.
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Greg is an experienced, respected attorney with an excellent track record in the court room. He is responsive, practical and cares for his clients. Greg is held in high regard for trial work and, in particular, for handling personal injury and wrongful death cases in Alabama. He puts his client's needs first and foremost and is quick and communicitive with both his clients and opposing counsel. Greg is a smart, affable and forward thinking lawyer who comes from a well-regarded family in Decatur. I strongly endorse him.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1991||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Accredited Business A+||BBB||2012|
|Political Service Award||University of North Alabama||2011|
|Council Member||City of Decatur, Alabama||2010 - 2012|
|President, City Council||City of Decatur, Alabama||2009 - 2011|
|Adjunct Professor||University of Alabama School of Law||2004 - 2004|
|Partner||Edwards Mitchell & Reeves||1995 - 2008|
|Associate||Brown Wilman & Craig||1993 - 1995|
|Associate||Chenault Hammond Hall & Reeves||1991 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Faculty||2010 - Present|
|Alabama Association for Justice||Executive Committee||2001 - Present|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Graduate||1998 - Present|
|Morgan County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Hammond v. Priceville||Reversed|
|Oden v. Morgan County Bd of Educ||Reversed|
|Williams v. State of Alabama||Reversed|
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|The Warrior||Book Review: Choose Yourself||2014|
|ABICLE||Legal Counseling and Interviewing||2014|
|Self||Voir Dire: Suggestions for a Dialogue||2013|
|University of Alabama School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of North Alabama||English||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|Voir Dire in San Diego||Voir Dire||2015|
|Melvin M. Belli Society||Less is More||2015|
|Catalyst in Huntington Beach, CA||Maximizing Your Case||2015|
|Morgan County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Making the Most of Your Case||2014|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Georgia Regional Conference||Discovering the Story||2014|
|Emerging Leaders||Less is More||2014|
|Bridge the Gap||Legal Counseling & Interviewing||2014|
|Morgan County Young Lawyers Association||Voir Dire||2013|
|January 24 - 26: Florida Regional Seminar: Discovering the Story||Discovering the Story||2013|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, July 3 Week||Voir Dire||2013|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 3 Week Course||Direct Examination and Cross Examination||2012|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 3 Week Fall Course||Discovering the Story||2011|