Starnes Davis Florie

Michael T. Scivley

Hiring Partner

Michael T. Scivley

Michael T. Scivley

Hiring Partner

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Michael Scivley is a partner at Starnes Davis Florie and has been practicing law since 2006. 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 assisting health care providers on matters involving professional licensing and credentialing.  He is also a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, currently serving as the firm’s Hiring Partner.

Professional Recognition

  • Michael was named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2013 and 2014 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers® magazine

Community Involvement

  • Michael is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the American Bar Association.
  • He served as a member of the Birmingham Bar Association Medical Liaison Committee
  • He is a volunteer for the Brown University Alumni Schools Committee, where he interviews prospective college applicants.
  • He is a member of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.


  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a family medicine physician and his clinic in a 6-day jury trial for alleged medical malpractice causing personal injury and wrongful death.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a surgeon in a wrongful death case alleging negligent performance of a laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.
  • Obtained a favorable opinion from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals affirming the dismissal of a complaint arising from orthodontic care and treatment.
  • Obtained judgment as a matter of law in favor of a family medicine physician and his medical assistant following the trial of a combined personal injury and wrongful death case.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a general surgeon in a case involving laparoscopic cholecystectomy which resulted in a complete transection of the common bile duct.
  • Obtained defense verdict following a seven-day trial in federal court involving a psychiatrist accused of improperly prescribing anti-seizure/bipolar medication.
  • Successfully defended an ophthalmologist on a licensing matter involving the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama.
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Presentations and Publications

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

Fun Facts

  • While attending Cumberland School of Law, Michael was a member of the Cordell Hull Speaker’s Forum.
  • Michael played wide receiver for Brown University, where he earned multiple varsity letters and was a member of the 1999 Ivy League championship football team.
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