Michael T. Scivley

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205-868-6039 - Direct
205-868-6099 - Fax
Email Michael mscivley@starneslaw.com

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
P.O. Box 598512
Birmingham, AL 35259

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Michael T. Scivley


Michael Scivley is a partner at Starnes Davis Florie and has been practicing law since 2006.  He is a member of the firm's recruiting committee.  His practice is primarily devoted to defending physicians and other health care providers in a variety of matters involving alleged medical malpractice and wrongful death.  He also has significant experience in both state and federal courts with matters involving commercial litigation, insurance, banking, and consumer finance.


* Obtained a defense verdict in favor of an urologist who performed a microwave procedure to relieve symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate.

* Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of two cardiologists on a wrongful death claim following a cardiac catheterization procedure

* Secured the dismissal of a wrongful death claim against a urologist following resection of a bladder tumor

* Secured the dismissal of a medical malpractice claim against a family practitioner for alleged abandonment of his patient

* Secured the dismissal of a medical malpractice claim against a dentist for alleged failure to complete a root canal

* Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of a national insurance company on claims for breach of contract, bad faith, and failure to investigate, settle, or defend.

* Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of a physician in a case involving an alleged retained foreign object.

* Obtained complete summary judgment and an attorney fee award in favor of a national bank accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Honors And Awards

Michael has been named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2013 and 2014 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers® magazine.

While attending Cumberland School of Law, Michael was a member of the Cordell Hull Speaker's Forum. Michael was a Varsity Letterman at Brown University and a member of the 1999 Ivy League Championship Football Team.

Community Involvement

Michael is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is a volunteer for the Brown Alumni Schools Committee, a member of the Brown Alumni Bar, and a member of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.

Speeches And Publications

* Lectured on Dram Shop Litigation at the Tort Law Update presented by CLE Alabama/The University of Alabama School of Law

Related News

7/7/2017 SDF Attorneys Mike Wright & Michael Scivley Obtain Defense Verdict in Med Mal Trial

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

8/1/2015 Wright & Scivley Obtain Defense Verdict for Psychiatrist in Seven Day Trial

4/29/2014 Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014

5/2/2013 Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013

1/23/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Announces Its New Partners


General Civil Litigation
Medical Malpractice Defense
Professional Licensing Defense


J.D., Cumberland School of Law (2006)

B.A., Brown University (2002)

Bar Admissions




U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit