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General Defense


3800 Colonnade Parkway, Suite 350, Birmingham, Alabama 35243

Established: 1999

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice

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About Us

Gray & Associates, L.L.C. handles a wide range of complex and multi-faceted cases, appeals, negotiations and mediations that call for an expert's understanding and focus on strategy, tactics, legal precedents and technology, as well as a full understanding of the community in which clients live and work.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Ameris Bank
  • Bill Lunsford Construction Co.
  • Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc.
  • Turner Pine, LLC

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Personnel Information

Owner


William P. Gray, Jr.

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 51

Admitted
  • Alabama, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
Additional Biographical Details:

Former Chief Legal Advisor to Governor of State of Alabama (1995-1998); He was involved in the completion of the Mercedes location in the State of Alabama and was instrumental in securing and bringing the $450 million Boeing Delta IV Booster Facility to Decatur, Alabama; Best Insurance Defense Lawyers in Birmingham by Birmingham Bar Association (2014)

Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery Bar Associations
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Publications:
  • "The Ten Commandments and the Ten Amendments: A Case Study in Religious Freedom in Alabama," Alabama Law Review (Volume 49, Winter 1998, Number 2)
Reported Cases:
William P. Gray, Jr. has been involved in hundreds of litigated cases, having tried around 100 jury cases to conclusion having won an overwhelming number of them. Numerous Appellate Cases, the two most recent appeals to the Alabama Sup.Ct. resulted in reversals on all counts and verdicts being rendered on behalf of our defendants saving multi-millions of dollars.
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1965
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1968
Fraternity Information:
Kappa Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
Military:
U.S. Air Force Captain, Staff Judge Advocate, Lockbourne AFB, Ohio

Born: 1943

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Associate Counsel


Douglas N. Robertson

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 15

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • Supreme Court of Alabama
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Publications:
  • Duty to Read: The Impact of Alfa Life Ins. Co. v. Colza on claims for Negligent Failure to Procure Insurance, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, Fall 2014, Vol. 30, No. 2
Education:
  • Samford University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2000
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2004

Born: 1977


John David Gray

Birmingham, AL

Years of Experience: 10

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama
  • Supreme Court of Alabama
Memberships:
  • American and Birmingham Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Young Lawyers Division)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.S., 2006
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2009
Fraternity Information:
Lamda Sigma Phi
Language:
  • Spanish

Born: 1983

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Alabama Insurance Law Digest

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High Profile Cases

Southland Bank v. A & A Drywall Supply Co., Inc., 21 So.3d 1196 (Ala. 2008); Alfa Life Ins. Corp. v. Lewis, 910 So. 2d 757 (Ala. 2005); Ex Parte The Cincinnati Insurance Company, 51 So. 3d 298 (Ala. 2010); Alfa Life Insurance Corp. v. Colza, 159 So. 3d 1240 (Ala. 2014); Alfa Life Ins. Corp. v. Reese, 185 So. 3d 1091 Mutual Ins. Co., No. 1141038, 2016 WL 3215612 (Ala. June 10, 2016)

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(Revisors of the Alabama Insurance Law Digest for this Publication)


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