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Alan Baty

also known as John Alan Baty

About me

An accomplished trial attorney, Alan Baty handled over a thousand criminal cases ranging from drug possession to capital murder while serving more than eleven years as a Deputy District Attorney. He tried over 75 felony jury trials, litigated hundreds of drug and gambling asset forfeiture cases in civil court, and oversaw numerous investigations and prosecutions of white collar and high profile violent crimes. Alan also prosecuted cases involving complex criminal enterprises, uniquely qualifying him to serve clients in his private practice with Frohsin & Barger focusing on criminal defense, white collar cases, internal corporate investigations, and fraud victim assistance. Alan believes that the most effective attorneys are those that recognize not only the value of studying the law but also the importance of developing relationships with other attorneys, law enforcement and the judiciary.


In each of his last four years as a prosecutor, Alan’s fellow Birmingham attorneys voted him one of the top five state and federal prosecutors in Birmingham. Alabama judges and prosecutors have trusted Alan to brief them on new case law at annual conferences for their statewide associations. During his tenure as a prosecutor, law enforcement agencies regularly relied upon Alan to train officers and detectives on constitutional issues involving interrogations and search and seizure. Alan also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for a multi-agency law enforcement initiative.


Prior to his work as a prosecutor, Alan practiced as an associate at a major Birmingham law firm. While there, he handled mass insurance sales fraud litigation and assisted in obtaining a $3,000,000 judgment in an estate embezzlement case in which he spearheaded subsequent collection efforts.


Alan serves as an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law where he teaches basic trial advocacy skills. He also taught Legal Ethics at the Birmingham School of Law.


Disclaimer: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. White Collar Crime: 20%
  4. Consumer Protection: 10%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Michael Aaron

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Alan on several cases. He has always shot straight with me regarding the merits of his case. He has always fought for the side he represented.

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    John Aaron Criminal defense Attorney
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  • James Jewett Ransom III

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable, and fair minded attorney.

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    James Ransom DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Frohsin & Barger, LLC

2421 2nd Ave. No. Suite One
Birmingham, AL, 35203

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law199707/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
One of Top Five Prosecutors in BirminghamBirmingham Magazine2013
One of Top Five Prosecutors in BirminghamBirmingham Magazine2012
One of Top Five Prosecutors in BirminghamBirmingham Magazine2011
One of Top Five Prosecutors in BirminghamBirmingham Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselFrohsin & Barger, LLC2013 - Present
Adjunct Professor - Basic Trial SkillsCumberland School of Law2005 - 2015
Deputy District AttorneyJefferson County District Attorneys Office, Birmingham, Al2002 - 2013
AssociateMaynard, Cooper & Gale, PC1997 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama State Bar, Criminal Justice SectionMember2013 - Present
Alabama State Bar, Leadership ForumMember2010 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Alabama State BarMember1997 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Alabama Law ReviewAlabama's Stalking Statutes: Coming Out of the Shadows1997
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Auburn UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Alabama Association of Circuit JudgesCriminal Law Update2015
Alabama Association of Circuit JudgesCriminal Law Update2014
Alabama District Attorneys AssociationCriminal Law Update2013
Alabama Association of Circuit JudgesCriminal Law Update2013
Alabama District Attorneys AssociationCriminal Law Update2012
Alabama Association of Circuit JudgesCriminal Law Update2012
Alabama District Attorneys AssociationCriminal Law Update2011
Alabama Association of Circuit JudgesCriminal Law Update2011
Alabama District Attorneys AssociationCriminal Law Update2010
Alabama Association of Circuit JudgesCriminal Law Update2010
Alabama District Attorneys AssociationCriminal Law Update2009
Alabama Association of Circuit JudgesCriminal Law Update2009
Alabama District Attorneys AssociationCriminal Law Update2008
Alabama Association of Circuit JudgesCriminal Law Update2008