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"Dada's two girls." -- That's what my two-year-old says when I pick her and the baby up at the same time.  Along with my wife, those are the only 3 things in the world more important to me than your case. 

I had somewhat of a strange upbringing -- the poorest kid in a wealthy suburb -- and here's what I learned.  Fairness is the belief that everyone should play by the same rules, but justice is different.  Justice is the active participation in making sure that happens.  

I believe in justice, and I am passionate about holding accountable folks who break the rules.  We can all see, and the statistics bear this out, that our country is more and more out of balance.  A smaller and smaller elite group holds more and more of the power.  Our local courthouses, I feel, are the only places left where the rest of us can take a stand.

Everyone who walks into our office has a story to tell, if someone will just listen.  That's what we do.  We use our experience and our resources to level the playing field, give you a voice and tell your story -- so that whoever wronged you HAS to listen.  At the very least, they have to listen.


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    8 years, 100 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    8 years, 15 cases
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    7 years, 5 cases
  4. Defective Products: 20%
    8 years, 25 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    8 years, 150 cases



Contingent (33-50%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Byron Woodrow Ketcham III

    Rip is one of the finest people you will meet and he is an even better attorney. I would recommend Rip to anyone I know.


    Byron Ketcham Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Alan Bart Lasseter

    Rip is easily one of the most talented lawyers litigating cases here in Alabama. I think what sets him apart is his ability to connect his clients' stories to the juries that hear about them. He is exceptionally smart, but more than that, he relies on his an unusual desire to do what is right in all circumstances.


    Alan Lasseter Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Marsh Rickard & Bryan, PC

800 Shades Creek Pkwy
Suite 600 D
Birmingham, AL, 35209-4562


ALAuthorized to practice law200708/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneysBirmingham Magazine2015
LitigationAlabama Super Lawyers2015
LitigationSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMarsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Alabama State BarLeadership Forum2015 - 2015
Alabama State Bar, Young Lawyers SectionMember2007 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sutton Chandler$10 million verdict
Adrian Christian$2.5 million verdict
Applied SurgicalConfidential settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Alabama Association for Justice JournalDefeating Immunity in Suits Against Law Enforcement in Alabama Courts2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Birmingham Bar Association CLEUse of Force: Excessive or Justified2015
Alabama Association for Justice Annual ConventionThe Other Animals in the Jury Box2015
Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section, Annual ConventionHow to Handle the Old Lawyer2011
Alabama Association for Justice Annual ConventionGen Y Plaintiff or Defendant2010