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Smith & Bahakel, P.C.
2000A SouthBridge Parkway, Suite 405
Birmingham, Alabama 35209Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 205-802-2214
Fax: 205-879-4445
E-Mail: receptionist@sblegalteam.com
www.sblegalteam.com
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Client Information
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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
AFLAC, Inc.Crum & Forster/United States Fire Insurance Company
First Mercury Insurance CompanyThe ILM Group
Liberty MutualMarkel Corporation
North River Insurance CompanyProSight Specialty Insurance Company
RLI/Mt. Hawley Insurance CompanyTravelers
Non-Insurance Clients
FedEx FreightTyson 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
Justin B. Lamb
Birmingham, AL
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
Memberships:
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 2000
  • The University of Alabama, J.D., 2003
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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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