Alicia Medders Harrison
Alicia began practicing law in Birmingham in 1999, and joined Starnes Davis Florie LLP in 2002. She is a partner in the firm.
Alicia’s practice is currently devoted to the defense of long-term care/nursing home facilities in wrongful death and negligence actions. For more than six years she represented physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases, participating in several jury trials. More recently, Alicia defended financial institutions, including banks and mortgage companies, in commercial litigation matters.
Prior to joining Starnes Davis Florie, Alicia defended employers in labor and employment matters, including sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and lawsuits brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Alicia also represented financial institutions in adversary proceedings and creditors in collection matters.
Honors And Awards
Alicia is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM and is listed in the 2016 - 2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury Litigation.
Alicia is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Alicia is also a member of the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association, including the Women Lawyers Section. She has served on the Public Service, Grievance, Medical Liaison and Membership committees of the Birmingham Bar.
While in law school, Alicia served as an editor of the Alabama Law Review and was a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board.
Speeches And Publications
* Every Day Decisions That May Affect The Outcome of Litigation, Labor & Employment Disputes, And Your Surveys, 2015 Alabama Nursing Home Association Mid-Year Convention, Orange Beach, FL, April 27-28, 2015.
* The Triple Threat of Drafting, Executing and Enforcing the Perfect Arbitration Agreements, and Considerations Once You Get There, presented at the American Conference Institute's 5th Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation, January 30, 2015 (Miami, FL).
* "Types of Damages in an Injury Suit," a publication presented at two seminars hosted by the National Business Institute, October 22, 2014 (Huntsville, AL) and October 23, 2014 (Birmingham, AL).
* "Waiving Your Right to Arbitration: An Overview of Legal Actions that May Be Considered an Invocation of the Litigation Process and Result in Prejudice to the Opposing Party," The Defense Research Institute's Medlaw Update Newsletter, Vol. 17, Issue 1, February 2012.