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Ricardo A. Woods

Ricardo A. Woods

Partner - Mobile, Alabama
PH: (251) 345-8257
Fax: (251) 344-9696
Email: Ricardo
PH: (251) 345-8248
Legal Secretary
Sheryl Everett ()
PH: (251) 345-8259

Ricardo practices in Burr & Forman’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Group (TIPS), with an emphasis on product liability litigation and insurance litigation.

Ricardo’s insurance litigation experience includes issues related to defalcation, bad agents, fraud and coverage agents.  His product liability experience includes industrial grade machinery, automobile components, toxic torts and chemical agents. Ricardo is a creative problem solver who provides his clients with innovative and cost effective solutions and strategies. He is no stranger to the courtroom and he is experienced in handling all stages of complex litigation. Ricardo has first-chair jury trial experience, as well as extensive pre-trial litigation experience. He has successfully defended matters, which included allegations of wrongful death, paralysis, severe bodily injuries, and catastrophic property loss.

Ricardo was selected as one of Alabama’s Rising Stars by Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2009, Mobile Bay Monthly included him on its inaugural list of “Mobile’s To...

  • Retained to defend boiler manufacturer and maintenance company in wrongful death case of boiler operator.
  • Retained to defend insurance company in an a law suit that included claims of defalcation and loss of coverage.
  • Retained to defend State operated facility in wrongful death action involving the drowning death of a minor.
  • Retained by oil and gas provider to investigate multiple deaths in an industrial setting.
  • Retained to defend title insurance company against allegations of fraud arising from a commercial real estate transaction.
  • Retained as trial counsel in product liability action involving hand held cigarette lighter.
  • Retained as medical counsel in mass tort action involving air filtration system on an aircraft.
  • Retained by shipping company to defend a wrongful death action involving a sailor.
  • Retained to defend natural gas pipeline owner in wrongful death case of pipeline construction worker.
  • Retained to defend an owner in a catastrophic loss case involving alleged design defect of multilevel collar system.
  • Retained to defend house hold product manufacturer in triple death case. 
  • Retained to defend a highway contractor in wrongful death action arising from the death of a law enforcement officer.
  • Retained by and successfully defended against personal injury claim filed by a law enforcement officer who was struck by another driver.
  • Retained as counsel by defend involved in a double homicide in a liquor liability action in rural Alabama.
  • Retained to defend trucking company in wrongful death action arising from multi-vehicle accident in rural Alabama.
  • Retained and successfully represent defendants in double homicide related to liquor liability claims. 
  • Retained in multi district litigation/product liability action arising from the installation of "Chinese Drywall" in residential homes.
  • Retained to defend a drug screening laboratory in a defamation action filed by third party test subject.
  • Retained by industrial printing company to defend a wrongful death action involving the death of a subcontractor's employee.
  • Retained to defend in a vehicle rollover case involving tires manufactured outside of the United States.
  • Retained to defend in a product liability action involving a seatbelt manufacturer where a minor suffered permanent paralysis.
  • Retained as trial counsel in wrongful death case involving a homicide inside a State operated facility.
  • Retained as local counsel in a product liability lawsuit involving chemical burns associated with product misuse.
  • Retained as trial counsel to defend wrongful death action involving a third party criminal act in Escambia County, Florida.
  • Retained by distributor of manual engine lift in product liability suit arising from product misuse.
  • Retained by defendant in multi district litigation/products liability suit arising from the use a of the manufacturer’s clothing near secondary heat sources.
  • Retained to defend product liability a manufacturer in law suit arising from the use of a portable breathable air system in an industrial setting.
  • Retained as trial counsel to defend against claims of real estate fraud in Clarke County, Alabama (summary judgment).
  • Retained as counsel for financial institution to defend against breach of contract and fraud claims.
  • Retained as counsel by a multi-national corporation to investigate and defend claims associated with occupational injuries.
  • Retained by product manufacturer to defend product liability action arising from explosion of mobile gas unit.


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