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Devin Dolive

Devin C. Dolive

PH: (205) 458-5332
Fax: (205) 244-5630
Email: Devin
PH: (205) 458-5454
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Devin's law practice covers a broad-range of business disputes and employment matters, from the outset of the dispute to the final appeal.  Whether it is a business-deal "gone bad," a shareholder-derivative claim, or a collective-bargaining matter, Devin helps businesses in managing their legal risks and in resolving complex disputes.

Devin practices in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group and has litigated many types of business disputes, ranging from contract questions and business torts to pricing and antitrust matters. Devin also represents employers, providing advice on employment laws and  collective bargaining and litigating employment claims and ERISA matters.  His clients include manufacturers, service providers, banks, and insurance companies.  Devin is a contributing author to Burr's "Trade Secret and Non-Compete Law" blog. 

Devin speaks German and has advised US companies doing business overseas and foreign-owned companies doing business in the US.  His passion for understanding international business and comparative law began when he was an undergraduate.  He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Amherst College, majoring in political science and German, and studied at the G...

  • Obtained dismissal of shareholder-derivative claims and breach-of fiduciary-duty claims in proceedings in Alabama Circuit Court and on appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.
  • Obtained a federal court's dismissal of nationwide consumer class-action claims based on the court's lack of jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant.
  • Successfully argued for ERISA preemption of employee-benefit disputes.
  • Assisted employers in defense of unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a financial institution in a complex trust dispute in Alabama Circuit Court.
  • Obtained reversal from the Alabama Supreme Court of a trial court's Orders compelling arbitration in a manner contrary to the parties' arbitration agreement.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Enjoy! This is the only time that you will be asked to comment on the facts and holding in A.A. Poultry Farms, Inc. v. Rose Acre Farms, Inc., without having also to explain how the holding applies to your client's particular situation. Only law students and legislators get asked to think about what the law should be, not what it is.

What community projects are you involved in?
I serve as an officer of the Alabama-Germany Partnership and on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Wildlife Center, and have served on the governing board of my church.


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