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Scott D. Stevens

Partner

Scott D. Stevens

Scott D. Stevens

Partner

11 North Water Street
Suite 20290
Mobile, AL 36602

Scott’s practice is devoted primarily to civil litigation. He is licensed to practice in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, and regularly handles matters along the Central Gulf Coast. He represents business clients and professionals in a broad range of practice areas, including defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims, defense of corporate directors and officers, labor & employment, and defense of retail and premises claims. Scott is also a registered Mediator on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.

Professional Recognition

  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings.
  • Rising Star for the State of Alabama by the 2011 - 2017 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers and Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine.
  • Graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy.
  • Board Member for CLM's Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Board.
  • Certified Litigation Management Professional .
  • Graduate of the CLM's Litigation Management Institute.

Community Involvement

  • Scott is a member of the Mobile Bar Association and has served on the Young Lawyers Executive Committee and the Professional Relations and Entertainment Committees.
  • He regularly handles assigned cases for indigent clients through the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.
  • Scott serves on the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama and the Board of Directors for Eye Heart World, Inc.
  • Scott resides in Mobile with his wife and two sons.

Highlights

  • Obtained an order denying a class certification attempt against a major tourist development client in Northwest Florida that was alleged to be responsible for class allegations relating to violations of the Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for the Board of Directors of an Alabama condominium association in jury trial involving alleged failure to comply with the Alabama Uniform Condominium Act and Declaration of Condominium.
  • Obtained complete summary judgment and affirmance and opinion by Eleventh Circuit on behalf of national grocery chain as to claims for negligence and wantonness arising out of personal injury sustained by Plaintiff in Alabama store.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of marine construction company in federal district court by successfully proving that the defendant’s vessel was not in “marine peril,” where plaintiff had asserted a claim for maritime salvage award for saving vessel that was allegedly adrift.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of gymnastics facility in Alabama in a personal injury jury trial wherein Plaintiff claimed the facility was unreasonably unsafe.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national paper products manufacturer in Choctaw County on third-party claims for indemnity and insurance coverage arising out of personal injury incident at manufacturer’s plant in Choctaw County.
  • Obtained recovery on behalf of marine services client after filing suit under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA”) for damages relative to an Oil Spill that occurred on the Mobile River during a tank-to-tank transfer on defendant’s property.
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Presentations and Publications

  • Recent Development in Production & Preservation of Surveillance Video, 2016 CLM Restaurant, Retail, and Hospitality Conference, Tampa, Florida (2016).
  • Handling Internal Employment Investigations, Florida (2015).
  • Legal Overview and Update – Employment Law Issues (FMLA and ADA), Florida (2014).
  • Defense of Restaurant and Retailer Claims in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, Kansas City, MO (2012).
  • “Insurers Beware: Defending Claims Under Alabama’s Direct Action Statute,” Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) Journal, 2012 Spring Edition
  • A Comparative Look at Alabama’s Stance on Ethical Issues Faced by Insurance Defense Lawyers, 30 J. Leg. Prof. 159 (2005-2006).
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