Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


Smith | Bahakel, P.C.

2000A SouthBridge Parkway, Suite 405, Birmingham, Alabama 35209

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Truck Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Extra-Contractual Liability
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Excess and Umbrella
  • Automobile
  • Property Damage
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Product Liability
  • Marine
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Fraud/Bad Faith
  • Employment Liability
  • Harassment/Discrimination
  • Municipal

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About Us

SMITH & BAHAKEL, P.C. is a litigation firm with broad experience in insurance and claim litigation across multiple lines of business. We provide aggressive representation to insurance companies, insureds, self-insured corporations, businesses, and individuals. We have distinguished ourselves by responsive service, innovative and cost effective solutions, and exceptional results. Our clients bring us matters in all state and federal trial courts in Alabama, Alabama appellate courts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • FedEx Freight
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


Carol Ann Smith

Birmingham, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1971
  • The University of Alabama, J.D., 1975
  • New York University, LL.M., 1977

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A. Mark Bahakel

Birmingham, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 2000
  • The University of Alabama, J.D., 2003

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Associates



Christopher Doty

Birmingham, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2018
Memberships:
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Montevallo, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2002
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2014

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Adelaide M. Clarke

Birmingham, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 2017
Education:
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 2014
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 2017

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Of Counsel



Lisa B. Singer

Birmingham, AL

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Education:
  • Brown University, A.B. (with honors), 1987
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1990

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