Class Action

Burr & Forman litigators have assisted a variety of clients with class actions at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts around the country.

Our experience includes: attacking the merits of the named plaintiff’s claims, litigating class certification issues under the class action rules, advising in regard to publicity and public relations issues, handling appeals of class certification rulings, conducting merits and class discovery, negotiating class-wide settlements, overseeing the process for court approval and notice to the class, and handling objector’s claims, and collateral challenges to certification.

Our Attorneys

Nicholas Agnello
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6202
(954) 414-6201
Nicholas
W. Michael Atchison
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5168
(205) 278-5842
Bryan Balogh
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5469
(205) 278-9764
Bryan
Stephen Bumgarner
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5355
(205) 244-5611
Stephen
Martin Burke
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5447
(205) 244-5613
Martin
Jennifer "Ginger" Busby
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5341
(205) 244-5614
C. Paul Cavender
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5350
(205) 244-5618
C. Paul
John Chiles
Managing Partner ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6203
(954) 414-6201
John
John Coleman, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5167
(205) 244-5623
John
Graham Cotten
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5259
(205) 244-5604
Graham
Benjamin Coulter
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5420
(205) 458-5643
Benjamin
Daniel Dietrich
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5710
(813) 357-3508
Daniel
David Elliott
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5324
(205) 244-5631
David
Ashby Fox
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4294
(404) 214-7927
Ashby
Lisa Geiger
Staff Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6644
(321) 249-0522
Lisa
Gerald Gillespy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5348
(205) 244-5644
Gerald
Gregory Harley
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4243
(404) 817-3214
Gregory
Tony Harlow
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5122
(205) 278-9795
Tony
Victor Hayslip
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5255
(205) 244-5656
Victor
Brent Hitson
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5391
(205) 244-5649
Brent
Kwende Jones
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4242
(404) 214-7393
Kwende
Justin Kelly
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5452
(205) 244-5610
Justin
Michael Lucas
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5204
(205) 244-5673
Michael
Zachary Miller
Associate ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3216
(615) 724-3316
Zachary
Briana Montminy
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3249
(615) 724-3394
Briana
Stephen Price
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3223
(615) 724-3290
Stephen
J. Mitchell Relfe
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5318
(205) 244-5622
Robert Rutherford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5286
(205) 458-5100
Robert
Shea Sullivan
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4268
(404) 214-7924
Shea
Joshua Threadcraft
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5132
(205) 413-8701
Joshua
Rik Tozzi
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5152
(205) 278-6948
Rik

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Class Action

    Lead counsel for health insurer in defense of putative class action by a group insurance subscriber alleging unfair denial of claims by women seeking certain cancer screening and treatment. Dismissed and affirmed on appeal.
  • Class Action

    Co-counsel in defense of no-injury consumer class action alleging False Advertising Litigation against producer of drink products. Dismissed.
  • Insurance - Coverage and Bad Faith

    Lead counsel for general liability insurer in claim by policyholder for denial of coverage for defense of class action claims by persons claiming injury from a Louisiana chemical spill. Dismissed.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented defendants in a 10b-5 securities class action. Court allowed plaintiff to amend and case was settled on favorable terms.
  • Securities Litigation

    Counsel for Respondent in the 2008 United States Supreme Court decision, where the Supreme Court held against private "scheme liability" claims under the federal securities laws. Public commentators call it the most important Supreme Court business decision in a decade.

Events

December 17, 2014
Bryan Balogh to Co-Chair and Speak at the Cumberland School of Law Class Action and Business Litigation Seminar
September 22, 2014
Rik Tozzi to Speak at the Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference
April 13, 2015
Speaker, American Conference Institute's 22nd National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation
October 23, 2014
Rik Tozzi to Speak at the National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation