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Gerald Gillespy

Gerald P. Gillespy

PH: (205) 458-5348
Fax: (205) 244-5644
Email: Gerald
PH: (205) 458-5312
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Gerald counsels and represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters as well as class action defense and insurance coverage litigation.

Gerald is a partner in the firm’s Litigation section. His practice has focused on complex commercial litigation, including business tort claims, shareholder and securities actions, contract and fraud claims, intellectual property disputes, as well as class action defense and insurance coverage litigation. He has also litigated construction and real estate claims. Gerald has over 20 years of experience litigating in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in Alabama and throughout the nation. He has led clients to successful results through summary adjudication, mediations, arbitrations, settlement, and trials.  Gerald has represented individuals, and represented companies in several different industries, from sole proprietorships to publicly held corporations.

Recent Decisions: Altrust Financial Services, Inc. v. Adams, 76 So. 3d 228 (Ala. 2011). Shareholders of a bank holding company brought direct claims against company, and its officers...

  • Successfully defended bank and holding company directors and officers in a shareholder lawsuit. All claims were dismissed, and the dismissal was affirmed by the Alabama Supreme Court.
  • Successfully represented a minority shareholder against a majority shareholder of a produce company.
  • Successfully represented shareholders in a family ownership dispute.
  • Successfully represented D&O carriers in coverage litigation brought by the company and its directors and officers in connection with the HealthSouth and Richard Scrushy litigation.
  • Successfully defended a distributor of goods against allegations of false labeling in a purported nationwide consumer class action case, and obtained dismissal of the suit.
  • Successfully represented a large regional bank in a lender dispute related to Master Trust and bond indentures.
  • Served as chief litigation counsel for the debtors in the Bruno's Supermarket and Bill Heard Enterprises bankruptcies.
  • Successfully defended a non-profit corporation in a quo warranto action.
  • Successfully represented an automobile manufacturer in relation to contract and tort claims brought by a vendor.
  • Successfully defended developers in suits and liens brought by tenants, condominium associations and vendors.
  • Successfully represented a staffing agency in connection with a contract dispute.


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