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  1. Insurance: 20%
    37 years, 250 cases
  2. Media: 20%
    37 years, 200 cases
  3. Construction: 15%
    31 years, 50 cases
  4. Defective Products: 15%
    36 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 30%
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184 Commerce Street
Montgomery, AL, 36111


ALAuthorized to practice law197908/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Montgomery Product Liability Litigator of the YearBest Lawyers in America2011
Communications LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Distinguished AU Journalism AlumnusAuburn University Journalism2006
All-SEC Academic Baseball TeamSoutheastern Conference1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderRushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama Law FoundationMember2011 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2009 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Alabama chapter)Member2007 - Present
Media Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel SectionMember2005 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1985 - Present
Curia HonorisMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wyerhauser v. Southeastern CraneDefense verdict for Southeastern Crane
Lampkin v. Media GeneralDefense verdict for newspaper.
Smith v. Randolph LeaderDefense verdict for newspaper
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Publication nameTitleDate
Alabama Attorney General's OfficeAlabama Open Meetings Act: A Manual for Public Officials2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor- Juris Doctor- Juris Doctor1979
Auburn University, AuburnJournalism and Mass CommunicationJournalism1975