Alex Terry Wood

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Mobile, AL 36602

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Alex Terry Wood
Partner

Alex Wood, a native of Mobile, is a partner at Starnes Davis Florie. Before joining the firm, Alex clerked for The Honorable Charles A. Graddick, Presiding Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Mobile County, Alabama.

Highlights

*Obtained complete dismissal of a personal injury action filed against a national grocer on claims for negligence and wantonness for damages allegedly sustained by Plaintiff when she tripped and fell over a parking block in a handicapped parking space outside the store. Plaintiff alleged the subject handicapped parking space violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and asserted a cause of action for negligence per se for the alleged violation of the statute.

* Obtained complete dismissal of a personal injury action filed against a national retailer on claims for negligence related to a slip and fall incident in front of a water fountain.

* Obtained complete dismissal of a national rental car company on claims for negligent entrustment and agency related to a motor vehicle accident involving the owner of one of its franchisees.

* Obtained a defense verdict in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama in a personal injury case filed against a regional grocer for damages allegedly sustained by Plaintiff when she allegedly slipped and fell in water in the store.

* Obtained complete dismissal of a personal injury action filed against a national grocery store chain on claims for negligence related to a slip and fall incident.

* Obtained complete dismissal of personal injury action filed against 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.

* Obtained dismissal of a personal injury action for lack of jurisdiction filed against a resident of Mississippi related to a motor vehicle accident that took place in Mississippi.

* Obtained a summary judgment in favor of a nursing home in a wrongful death case where the plaintiff's decedent alleged that the nursing personnel breached the standard of care in their treatment of the resident .

* Obtained summary judgment in favor of a global insurance carrier seeking recovery of unpaid deductibles owed by their insured construction company/developers as a result of the defense and indemnity provided to these insureds resulting from alleged defects in Chinese Drywall litigation.

* Obtained complete dismissal of a personal injury action filed against a blood donor center related to a syncopal episode following a donation by a patient who collapsed and sustained bodily injuries.

* Obtained summary judgment on behalf of three co-employee defendants on claims asserted against them for wilful misconduct by their fellow employee for the alleged failure to install, repair and/or maintain a safety device while operating a forklift in a plant for a national paper mill factory.

Honors And Awards

Alex was named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2014 - 2016 editions of Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine.

While attending the University of Alabama School of Law, Alex was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, the Trial Advocacy Competition Team, the Student Bar Association, the Student Judicial Board for the Student Government Association, and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association’s Student Division, where she served as Secretary and Vice President. She also received the George Peach Taylor award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

Community Involvement

Alex is a member of the Mobile Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Section Executive Committee, the Mobile Young Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute's Young Lawyers and  Retail & Hospitality Committees.  Alex attends St. Ignatius Catholic Church.

Speeches And Publications

* Documentation: Just Do It, Pensacola, Florida, (February 25, 2016).

* "Responding to a Complaint: Alabama," Practical Law Litigation (Spring 2015).

* M. Warren Butler and Alex T. Wood, "Initial Considerations in Defending a Lawsuit," DRI: A Young Lawyer’s Guide to Defense Practice Chapter 8, 2015.

* "Caught on Camera - Now What?," For the Defense, Feb. 2013, at 29.

*The Witness Stand, presented to Supervisors and Human Resource Managers in Pensacola, FL, February 24, 2015.

Related News

6/1/2017 SDF Labor & Employment Practice Group Alert:Trump Budget Proposes Paid Family Leave

1/24/2017 Starnes Davis Florie Names Four New Partners to the Firm

11/23/2016 Labor & Employment Client Alert: Federal Court Issues Emergency Injunction Blocking Changes To Overtime Exemption Rule

11/9/2016 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers

5/18/2016 Labor & Employment Bulletin on New Increase to the Salary Threshold to be Exempt from Overtime

3/22/2016 Labor & Employment Bulletin - March 22, 2016

11/11/2015 Labor & Employment Practice Group Bulletin - November 2015

7/16/2015 Starnes Davis Florie Labor & Employment Practice Group Bulletin - July 2015

6/1/2015 Butler and Wood Publish Article in DRI: A Young Lawyer's Guide to Defense Practice

5/1/2015 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers

4/25/2015 Butler and Wood Obtain Defense Verdict for Regional Grocer in Personal Injury Case

2/6/2015 Starnes Davis Florie's Labor & Employment Practice Group Bulletin

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

3/28/2014 Labor & Employment Bulletin - March 2014

12/18/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Labor & Employment Bulletin (December 2013)

10/14/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Obtain Summary Judgment in Nursing Home Case

10/1/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Labor & Employment Bulletin (October 2013)

7/29/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Labor & Employment Bulletin (July 2013)

3/1/2013 Starnes Davis Florie's Labor & Employment Bulletin (March 2013)

2/1/2013 Starnes Attorney Alex Terry Publishes Article Titled "Caught on Camera - Now What?"

9/10/2010 Starnes Davis Florie Welcomes Alex Terry

Practices

Complex Insurance Litigation
Fidelity & Surety Litigation
General Civil Litigation
Hospitality & Retail Litigation
Labor & Employment

Education

J. D., University of Alabama School of Law (2009)

B.A., summa cum laude, University of Alabama (2006)

Bar Admissions

Alabama

Courts

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama