Weathers P. Bolt

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Email Weathers wbolt@starneslaw.com

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11 North Water Street
Mobile , AL 36602

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Weathers P. Bolt
Associate

Practice

Weathers, a native of Mobile, is an associate at Starnes Davis Florie. His practice is devoted to general civil litigation with a focus in the areas of complex insurance and commercial transactions litigation.  He also handles financial services, bad faith, physician malpractice, nursing home malpractice, products liability, and personal injury claims.  He has tried numerous jury trials to a verdict and has experience compelling and defending claims in arbitration.

Highlights

* Obtained a defense verdict in an insurance coverage dispute alleging that the plaintiff qualified as a resident relative under his sister's UM/UIM insurance policy.

* Obtained a defense verdict, in Mobile, Alabama, for an OB/GYN in a case alleging misrepresentation of colposcopy findings as cancer resulting in an unnecessary hysterectomy.

* Obtained dismissal of a defamation suit against a corporate media defendant in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama for lack of personal jurisdiction.

* Obtained a defense verdict in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama in a personal injury case filed against an insured for damages allegedly sustained by Plaintiff as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

* Obtained a defense verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of  Alabama in a personal injury case filed against an insured for damages allegedly sustained by Plaintiff as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

* Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national grocery store chain on claims for negligence and wantonness arising out of a trip and fall incident on a floor mat at the store entrance.

Honors And Awards

While attending law school, Weathers served as Managing Editor of the Alabama Law Review, Senator of the Student Bar Association, and was a member of the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society. He received the Anna C. Curry Leadership Award, the Dean’s Community Service Award, the Alabama Law Review - Best Student Contribution award, the Judge Robert G. Kendall III Endowed Scholarship, and the W. Allen Cox Endowed Scholarship.

For undergrad, Weathers attended Emory University, where he was a member of the varsity swim team. At Emory, Weathers was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and received All-Academic Recognition for the University Athletic Association Conference.

Community Involvement

Weathers is active in the local bar as a member of the Mobile Young Lawyers Executive Committee.  In that capacity, he serves as the chairperson of the Young Lawyers Golf Tournament.  Weathers is also an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and recently received the Golden Hammer Award for his service.

Speeches And Publications

* Pleadings, Persuasive Briefs, and Protocol When You Arrive In Court: Practical Pointers and When and How to Present Exhibits and Witness Lists: Process, Procedure, and Practical Pointers, National Business Institute seminar, Mobile, Alabama on June 22, 2017.

* "Alabama Litigation Overview," Practical Law Litigation (Summer 2016).

* "Responding to a Complaint: Alabama Q&A," Practical Law Litigation (Summer 2015).

* UM/UIM Law in Alabama, a webinar for a national third-party claims administrator, May 5, 2015.

* “Much Ado About Nothing: The Effect of Manifest Disregard on Arbitration Agreement Decisions,” Note, 63 ALA. L. REV. 300 (2011).

Related News

7/25/2017 Starnes Davis Florie and Attorney John Scott Featured in BBJ's Table of Experts Series on Banking Deregulation

6/22/2016 Global Law Experts Names Starnes Davis Florie LLP Professional Medical Liability Law Firm of the Year in Alabama 2016

2/3/2016 Warren Butler & Weathers Bolt Obtain Defense Verdict on Behalf of National Insurance Company

3/20/2015 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Secure Defense Verdict for OB/GYN After Eight Days of Trial

11/21/2014 Starnes Davis Florie Attorney Weathers Bolt Obtain Defense Verdict in Personal Injury Trial

11/19/2014 Starnes Davis Florie's Banking & Financial Services Newsletter - Fall 2014

11/2/2012 Weathers Bolt Joins Starnes Davis Florie's Mobile Office as an Associate

Practices

Admiralty & Maritime Litigation
Automobile Liability Defense
Banking & Financial Services
Complex Insurance Litigation
General Civil Litigation
Long Term Care & Nursing Home Litigation
Medical Malpractice Defense

Education

J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (2012)

B.A., Emory University (2008)

Bar Admissions

Alabama

Courts

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama