Burr & Forman

Gerald P. Gillespy

Gerald P. Gillespy
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1991)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Hampden-Sydney College (1988)
  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh 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

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Litigation Section; Torts, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS); Business Torts Litigation Committee; Commercial and Business Litigation Committee; Business Litigation Committee; and Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law Committees
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2012-2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2013-2017)

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes Director & Officer Liability Insurance Litigation & Coverage Financial Institution Disputes Lender Liability Bankruptcy Litigation

Gerald counsels and represents clients in commercial and insurance disputes, as well as class actions and coverage litigation.

Gerald is a partner in the firm’s Litigation section. His practice has focused on commercial/corporate litigation, including business tort claims, shareholder and securities actions, partner disputes, insurance litigation, D & O claims , lender liability claims, bank and financial institution disputes, contract and fraud claims, and intellectual property disputes, as well as class actions and insurance coverage litigation.  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.

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