Starnes Davis Florie

Stephen Wright Still, Jr.

General Counsel

Stephen Wright Still, Jr.

Stephen Wright Still, Jr.

General Counsel

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Stephen serves as General Counsel of the firm. Prior to that, Stephen has served as the firm’s Hiring Partner.

A majority of Stephen’s practice is devoted to defending malpractice claims against long term care providers and claims against insurers, third party administrators, and employers for breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, and the tort of outrage. Stephen also devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing healthcare providers in a variety of regulatory matters. Since 2012, Stephen has represented several attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice lawsuits and investigations before the Alabama State Bar Association.  Stephen has recently assisted healthcare providers in investigating and litigating Qui Tam (false claims) and Stark Law matters.  He has recently defended several church conferences in litigation.

Professional Recognition

  • Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Litigation and Legal Malpractice – Defendants
  • Named a Super Lawyer for the State of Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine
  • An AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
  • Served on the faculty at the 2013, 2015 - 2019, and 2021-2023 Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association Deposition Boot Camp
  • Previously served as President of the Alabama Defense Lawyers’ Association

Community Involvement

  • CCA, Board Member
  • Youth basketball and baseball coach

Highlights

  • Secured a defense verdict in nursing home wrongful death medical malpractice case alleging the defendant failed to properly diagnose and treat a resident for Clostridium Difficile Colitis.
  • Secured Rule 12 dismissal of False Claims Act Complaint against medical provider.
  • Secured a defense verdict in a medical malpractice wrongful death suit following a five-day jury trial, involving allegations of improper administration of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (“TPA”) to a stroke patient by the defendant Emergency Room nurse and hospital.
  • Obtained a defense award, after a three-day Arbitration, on behalf of a nursing home in a personal injury and wrongful death case arising from resident falling from a wheelchair.
  • Obtained a favorable ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court, affirming summary judgment on tort of outrage claim against third party administrator arising from administration of workers’ compensation claim.
  • Secured a favorable ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court affirming a Rule 12 dismissal for our client on Tort of Outrage and Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy claims.
  • Secured a dismissal of nursing home personal injury malpractice case.
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Presentations and Publications

  • Defending Abuse of an Aged Individual Claims, the Alabama Nursing Home Association Annual Meeting, Orange Beach, AL (April 24, 2018).
  • Professionalism to the Court, Your Client, and to Opposing Counsel, moderator of a panel discussion presented on to new admittees to the Alabama State Bar at the University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL (January 26, 2018).
  • Overview of Alabama Legal Services Liability Act and Avoiding Suits for Legal Malpractice, Birmingham Bar Association, Birmingham, AL (December 5, 2017).
  • Alabama State Bar Mandatory Professionalism CLE for New Admittees, University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL (January 22, 2016).
  • Ethics:  Avoiding a Suit for Legal Malpractice, Marshall County Bar Association, Guntersville, AL (April 25, 2014).
  • Trends in Nursing Home Litigation – Avoiding the Multi-Million Dollar Mistake, Senior Care Pharmacy Conference, Birmingham, AL (April 10, 2014).
  • Are You As Guilty As The Criminal?  Liability For Criminal Acts Of Third Parties And Employees,  Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly Publication, FDCC Quarterly (Fall 2013).
  • Moderator, Voir Dire and Jury Selection, American Bar Association Symposium Teleconference (Fall 2010).
  • Are Marketing Tactics of Pharmaceutical/Device Manufacturers Helping to Erode the Learned Intermediary Doctrine?, Defense Research Institute’s The Voice (July 2010).

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