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Gary Wayne Fillingim

Personal injury Attorney at Mobile/Montgomery/Birmingham, AL

5.0   32 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%

    31 years, 750 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Personal Injury Law Car Accidents Truck Accidents 18-Wheeler Accidents Slip and Falls Trip and Falls Motorcycle Accidents Bicycle Accidents Workers Comp Industrial Accidents

    31 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%

    31 years, 25 cases

  4. Slip and fall accident
    10%

  5. Trucking accident
    10%
    Trucking Accidents

  6. Workers compensation
    10%

IF YOU'VE BEEN INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT DON'T WAIT--CALL FILLINGIM LAW NOW!

I was born and raised in Mobile and attaended Mobile County Public Schools. After getting my degree in Electrical Engineering, I graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors) from the University of Alabama School of Law in May 1993. I was a member of the Alabama Law Review and was selected as a Hugo Black Scholar and I received the Dean M. Leigh Harrison award for superior academic achievement.

 

I have been successfully handling personal injury cases for over 22 years and have recovered Millions of Dollars for my clients in all types of personal injury cases. 

I have obtained numerous large verdicts and settlements on behalf of those injured or damaged as a result of the wrongful conduct of others. He has secured successful verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases of all types including aircraft accidents, 18-wheeler wrecks, car wrecks, slip and falls, medical malpractice, defective products and others. I was one of the lead lawyers in a large class action suit involving funeral homes in Alabama that were overcharging their customers who used burial policies sold to their loved ones many years before their death. This class action resulted in a $3,000, recovery for class members. I also represented the owner of a small airport against a company that placed aviation fuel in the wrong fuel tanks, causing airplane owners to get the wrong type of fuel. This case resulted in a recovery of almost $2,000,. Additionally, Gary recovered $3,000, for two victims of legal malpractice and over $1,000, for a paper mill employee injured as a result of defective equipment manufactured in a foreign country. All in all, Gary Fillingim has recovered over $10,000, in verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases in his 22 year career.

Call me for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015

Location

The Law Offices of Gary W. Fillingim, LLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Elaine | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy and great lawyer!
Attorney Gary Fillingim and his staff are the best at what they do! I hired Mr. Fillingim and his law firm to represent me and my husband after I seriously injured my back at work when the cleaning company mopped the floor to my office without my knowledge and without placing any warning signs. I was unable to return to work after having back surgery. The insurance company and its lawyers only offered me a small sum to settle my case and Mr. Fillingim advised me not to settle. We went to trial and we were awarded and a substantial verdict. All along the way Mr. Fillingim and his entire staff were so helpful. My husband has also hired Mr. Fillingim to handle his on the job injury case and we will definitely use him again and refer our friends and family to Mr. Fillingim.
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Posted by Howard | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your search for a personal injury lawyer is over!
Your search for a personal injury lawyer is over -- Attorney Gary Fillingim is an excellent lawyer! I am a Fireman and Mr. Fillingim represented me when I was seriously injured in a car accident with another driver who not only was drinking alcohol but also had no insurance. I was unable to work as a Fireman for several months and I was not able to work at my other part-time jobs either. My family and I put our trust in the Law Office of Gary Fillingim and Mr. Fillingim and his staff were tremendous. They always kept me up to date on my case and they were always willing to answer any questions that I had. We pursued a recovery against my uninsured motorist carrier insurance company and we were able to settle my case for a substantial sum of money.
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Posted by Edward | May 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp
Successfully settled my case after i was injured on the job while working as a granite installer for a local company i would highly recommend the law office of gary fillingim his office is in mobile alabama on government street
Posted by Barnard | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Gary
I appreciate the time Gary has put into my lawsuit. I’m very satisfied with the outcome of everything.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer hands down
Gary and Paula were very helpful with my case. They were very professional cared about my well being and updated me through the whole process in my car wreck. I highly recommend these guys for any case you may have.
Posted by Shi | August 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm
They were great. I would hire them again. They got me a great settlement. Xxxxxxxxcccccccccccxxxxxccccccc f$ffffg jjjjjjjhhhhhhhhhhjhhh hhhhhhhh bbbbbbbb nnnnnn jjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
Posted by Dena | July 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best injury attorney
Mr. Gary and his assistant Mrs. Paula handled everything from start to finish. I was super glad that I hired him.
Posted by Tasks Davis | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent
Best experience my family and I could have during these difficult times! We are grateful to have such a professional and kind lawyer assist us through everything, Will recommend to others!
Posted by Deidra | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!! AAA+++
Gary has been by my side fighting for my needs from day one. He continues to help even after he wins your case. Friendly, knowledgeable staff!! AAA+++
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great job on my worker's comp case. I would highly recommend Fillingim Law Office and Attorney Gary Fillingim and his staff.
Posted by Alycia | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workman's compensation case
Very direct and to the point of what to expect. He really knows all the ins and outs of the law. Thank you so much!!!!!
Posted by Jacynthia | November 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jacynthia Jackson
Fillingim Law Office is very dependable. They work hard to keep you informed about everything. They are very personable and professional. I love this law firm.
Posted by Theresa | June 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Want to win those tickets, please
Great attorney. When or if the need every arises, he will be the only attorney I will seek. I've know several people that have been very pleased with his representation. I called his office a few years back when I had a general law question and the paralegal was kind enough to answer it for me. She directed me where to go and to whom I should speak. Gary is a fine man and will have my business if I ever have a need. I'd also love to win the Rascal Flatts tickets. T.W.
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Posted by Nikki | April 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
My daughter and I were recently injured in an accident. I hired Gary Fillingim to represent us and it was the best decision I could have ever made. They helped me with all aspects of my case including, staying on top of our doctor's visits and physical therapy. The insurance company initially made a low offer but Mr. Fillingim knew exactly what to do to obtain a very good settlement even before a lawsuit had to be filed. I would highly recommend Mr. Fillingim and his law firm.
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Posted by Nathan | September 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My family and I are so grateful for Mr. Fillingim's service to us.
Mr. Fillingim represented me in a difficult injury case that occurred on my job. I was eventually able to go back to work but there were still things that I could not do. Mr. Fillingim hired a vocational expert to review my situation and we able to settle my case shortly after this for almost 3 times what the insurance company's lawyer had offered me and my family previously . I would hire Mr. Fillingim and his firm again and urge anyone else who suffers any kind of injury to hire him too.
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Posted by Gordon and Petra | July 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
We appreciated all of his hard work and we definitely made the right choice!
Mr. Fillingim and his office represented my husband who had a serious back injury that prevented him from ever returning to work. The folks at the Fillingim Law Office worked tirelessly for over a year to get my husband's case ready for trial after he was denied any benefits or recovery. During the trial Mr. Fillingim presented all the evidence necessary for my husband to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mr. Fillingim is very smart, very competitive and represented my husband zealously.
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Posted by Lorraine | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great personal injury lawyer
I hired Attorney Gary Fillingim to represent me in a personal injury case. I was hurt in a motor vehicle accident when a car slammed into the back of the car that I was riding in. I had to have shoulder surgery shortly after the accident. The insurance company for the other driver refused to fairly compensate me because they said that since I had complained about my shoulder in the past, it was a pre-existing condition that they were not responsible for. Mr. Fillingim filed a lawsuit and did a great job getting my doctor to agree that my surgery was necessary because of the accident. The insurance company finally offered me the compensation that I deserved and we were able to settle the case. If I ever need a personal injury attorney, I will definitely call the Fillingim Law Office.
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Posted by Darryele | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and law firm
I was injured in an accident with a drunk driver. Attorney Gary Fillingim not only handled my case but monitored the criminal case against the drunk driver. The insurance company for the drunk driver eventually settled my case for a premium over and above my damages for my medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and mental anguish. If I ever need a personal injury lawyer again, I will definitely come back to the Fillingim Law Office and I will refer my friends and family there too.
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Posted by Gene | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Gary Fillingim fought hard for me!
Attorney Gary Fillingim represented me in a case against the City of Frisco, Alabama. I live in Monroe County, Alabama. Before I found out about the Fillingim Law Office and Attorney Gary Fillingim, I contacted 7 or 8 other lawyers about my case. They all turned me down because they said proving liability was too difficult. Then a friend of mine who had been injured in an elevator accident told me about Gary Fillingim. Mr. Fillingim not only met with me immediately, he took my case and filed a lawsuit after it was clear the insurance company was not going to cooperate. Not only did we get my case resolved to my satisfaction and for way more money than I thought, I feel like I made a new friend. I will only use Gary Fillingim and the Fillingim Law Office if I ever need an injury lawyer in the future.
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Posted by Joe | March 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I hired the Fillingim Law Firm to represent me and my company in a business dispute. I own an irrigation and lighting company. My company did repair work on the irrigation system at an apartment complex. The work needed to be performed quickly before the end of the calendar year. When we finished the work, the manager refused to pay. Attorney Gary Fillingim initially attempted to resolve the case with the lawyers for the apartment complex. However, they did not make a reasonable offer and we filed suit and filed a lien against the property. Gary pushed the case hard and ultimately got the apartment complex to pay the contract amount plus all of the interest that had accumulated. Gary put a tremendous amount of time into resolving my case and he and his office kept me informed all along the way. Everyone at the Fillingim Law Office was very competent, efficient and very easy to work with. I highly recommend the Fillingim Law Office and will call them again if I ever need a lawyer for me or my business.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Gary Fillingim LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Burns, Cunningham, Mackey & Fillingim, PC
  • 1995 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal
  • 1993 - 1995

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of South Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Miles v. United States
  • Verdict in Plaintiff's favor.
  • Thrash v. SCI Funeral Homes
  • $4,000,000 in favor of class
  • Williams v. SCI
  • $4,000,000 in favor of class
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Associations

  • Baldwin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Court for Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States Court for Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Poarch Creel Indian Tribal Court
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Alabama
  • 1993
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Alabama
  • 1993
  • Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award
  • University of Alabama
  • 1992
  • Law Review - Sr. Editor
  • University of Alabama
  • 1990
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Publications

  • 73 So.3d 714
  • Superior Wall and Paver, LLC v. Gacek, 73 So.3d 714 (Ala.Civ.App. 2011)
  • 2011
  • 12 So.3d 652
  • Henriksen v. Roth, 12 So.3d 652 (Ala. 2008)
  • 2008
  • 949 So.2d 117
  • Prowell v. Children's Hosp. of Alabama, 949 So.2d 117 (Ala. 2006)
  • 2006
  • 951 So.2d 638
  • Mantiply v. Mantiply, 951 So.2d 638 (Ala. 2006)
  • 2006
  • 2:94cv35
  • In re Employment Discrimination Litigation, Civil Action 2:94cv356-MHT
  • 2005
  • 896 So.2d 385
  • Valentine v. Watters, 896 So.2d 385 (Ala. 2004)
  • 2004
  • 344 F.Supp.2d 686
  • In re Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) Products Liability Litigation, 344 F.Supp.2d 686 (W.D.Wash. 2003)
  • 2003
  • 869 So.2d 446
  • Morgan v. Exxon Corp., 869 So.2d 446 (Ala. 2003)
  • 2003
  • 289 F.3d 715
  • Miles v. United States, 289 F.3d 715 (11th Cir. 2002)
  • 2002
  • Northern District of Florida, Judge Roger Vinson
  • Miles v. United States, (N.D. Fla. 2002)
  • 2002
  • 833 So.2d 1
  • Bethea v. Springhill Memorial Hosp., 833 So.2d 1 (Ala. 2002)
  • 2002
  • 186 F.3d 717
  • United States ex rel. Burns v. A.D. Roe Co., Inc., 186 F.3d 717, 725 (6th Cir. 1999)
  • 1999
  • Association of Legal Secretaries
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam case
  • 1997
  • 919 F.Supp 255
  • United States ex rel. Burns v. A.D. Roe Co., Inc., 919 F.Supp. 255 (W.D.Ky. 1996)
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oral Argument, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Miles v. United States, 289 F.3d 715 (11th Cir. 2002)
  • 2002
  • Oral Argument, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States ex rel. Burns v. A.D. Roe Co., Inc., 186 F.3d 717, 725 (6th Cir. 1999
  • 1999
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • False Claim Act and Qui Tam cases
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (1)
Endorse Gary
Car accident Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. Mr. Gary is a the top notch attorney in his areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend his quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gary is an outstanding attorney. We have known each other for over 25 years, and i can say without hesitation that he works hard for his clients, and gets excellent results."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gary for over 15 years. He has an excellent reputation and provides quality representation for his clients. He is persistent in representing his clients and driven to achieve the best possible results."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary does great work for his clients. He is hard working and persistent, and he gets the best results possible for those he represents."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on several matters with Gary, He is a talented and thorough attorney. He is an asset to have as counsel on cases."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is an excellent attorney who obtains great results for his clients. Gary is extremely thorough, thoughtful, and hard working."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Not only is Gary a great lawyer but he is also a great person who cares about his clients. Gary works hard for all of his clients and it shows in the results that he obtains for them."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary Fillingim works hard for his clients and gets results."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gary Fillingim is an excellent lawyer. He cares about his clients and he works hard to pursue their cases for them. I give Gary my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Gary used to be a partner in our firm. We are all friends and continue to work on cases together. Gary is extremely bright and committed to his client's best. You can't go wrong hiring Gary."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is known by his peers to be an exceptional lawyer. I endorse him."
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Mobile/Montgomery/Birmingham Personal injury Lawyer Gary Wayne Fillingim
Gary Wayne Fillingim
Personal injury Attorney
Mobile/Montgomery/Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 30 years
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