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Elizabeth B. Shirley

Elizabeth B. Shirley
  • J.D. magna cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law (1997-2000)
  • English Ph.D. program, University of Alabama (1996-1997)
  • M.A. English, Virginia Tech (1994-1996)
  • B.A. English, Virginia Tech (1990-1994)

Alabama, Mississippi

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Mississippi

  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2014-2015)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Business Litigation (2010-2013)
  • Birmingham's Best Lawyers
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Order of the Coif
  • Top Attorneys in Alabama
  • Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, IP Star Attorney
  • American Heart Association
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in franchise dispute against franchisor, which went to a jury trial.

  • Represented private equity company in dispute over control, which went to arbitration hearing.

  • Represented accounting firm in accounting and breach of fiduciary disputes with former partners.

  • Represented companies in disputes with software developers over nature and quality of software, as well as full access to software functionalities.

  • Represented company against former investment banking firm and former auditing firm for fraud, malpractice and breach of contract.

  • Represented companies in commercial collection actions.

  • Represented financial institutions in suits by consumers alleging violations of federal and state laws.

  • Represented municipality in defense of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 brutality claims, as well as state law claims, which went to jury and bench trials.

  • Represented companies in disputes with software developers over nature and quality of software, as well as full access to software functionalities.

  • Represented minority ownership interests in attempted (failed) squeeze-out, which went to a bench trial.

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Elizabeth's practice includes commercial litigation, franchise litigation, intellectual property, governmental investigations and enforcement; civil rights and family law. Elizabeth represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of business and personal disputes.

She has represented companies, including healthcare entities, private equity firms, automotive dealerships and manufacturers, investment banking firms, municipalities, lending institutions, accounting firms, and start-up companies.  She has also represented individuals in business disputes, intellectual property matters, and divorce.  Prior to entering private practice, Elizabeth clerked for the Honorable U.W. Clemon of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

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