Starnes Davis Florie

Randal H. Sellers (Randy)

Of Counsel

Randal H. Sellers

Randal H. Sellers (Randy)

Of Counsel

Randy Sellers practiced law at Starnes Davis Florie from 1981 – 2016 and is currently on sabbatical attending Virginia Theological Seminary. Randy’s practice has been devoted to civil litigation including healthcare, professional medical liability, long-term care, intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. He has tried more than 200 complex civil cases to a jury verdict.

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is past Chair of the ACTL Legal Ethics & Professionalism Committee and the ACTL Alabama State Committee.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
  • Past Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), where he served on the Faculty of the 2011 IADC Trial Academy at Stanford Law School.
  • Top Leading Litigator by Chambers USA (2008 -2016 editions).
  • Super Lawyer in Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine (2008 – 2017 editions).
  • "Litigation Star" for the state of Alabama in Benchmark Litigation (2008 – 2016 editions).
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for seventeen consecutive years (2001 – 2018).

Community Involvement

  • Randy has served on the Vestry and numerous committees at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, including Chancellor to the Church and Chairman of the Outreach Committee.
  • He has been active in several outreach ministries, including prison ministry
  • He served on the Board of an interfaith network dedicated to assisting temporarily homeless families.
  • Randy is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of PreSchool Partners, an organization dedicated to preschool education of underprivileged inner-city children.
  • In 2004, he completed the Education For Ministry Program through the University of the South School of Theology


  • Obtained a defense verdict for an internist in a wrongful death case involving an allegation that the internist failed to diagnose an esophageal perforation following gastrointestinal surgery.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of nurse practitioner in a Memphis, Tennessee medical malpractice case involving endophthalmitis and loss of left eye.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for an emergency room physician in a wrongful death case involving complications due to bowel obstruction.
  • Successfully represented UAB and UAB Research Foundation in litigation concerning inventership of new device to assist surgeons during laparoscopic surgery.
  • Represented Marshall Investments Corporation in litigation stemming from the large-scale fraud at Le Natures Inc.
  • Successfully represented Eton Park Capital Management in hedge fund/private equity litigation involving Latin American energy assets.
  • Represented UAB and the UAB Research Foundation in a patent dispute relating to antiviral compounds used to treat Hepatitis B and helped UAB obtain a settlement with a minimum value of $15 million.
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Presentations and Publications

  • Fundamentals of Voir Dire, Defense Research Institute Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire For The Defense Lawyer Seminar, Boston, MA (January 13, 2015)
  • Defending Fetal Death Cases,  Defense Research Institute Complex Medicine Seminar, San Diego, CA (November 13, 2014)
  • Joint Defense Strategies, Oklahoma Defense Lawyers Association, Dallas, TX (June 20, 2014)
  • Effective Use of Technology at Trial, DRI Trial & Tactics Seminar, Las Vegas, NV (March 22, 2013)
  • Randal H. Sellers and Thomas J. Hurney, Jr., “Picking Juries: Questionnaires and Beyond”, IADC Defense Counsel Journal, Vol. 75, No. 4, Pages 370-377 (October 2008) *Please Note: this article was reprinted with the permission of the IADC Defense Counsel Journal

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