Burr & Forman

Madeline E. Hughes

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  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law (2018)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Auburn University (2015)
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Alabama

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Alabama Law Review, Vol. 69, Articles Editor; Vol. 68, Junior Editor
  • John. A. Campbell Moot Court: Board Co-Chair (2017-2018), Board Member (2017-2018)
  • Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society: Young Professionals Board (2018-present), Governance Chair

Associate | Birmingham, AL

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Transportation and Logistics Admiralty and Maritime Railroads Personal Injury

Maddie is a litigation associate in Burr & Forman’s Birmingham office, where she is part of the firm’s Transportation & Maritime practice group. Her practice is focused on serving clients on a range of legal issues directly affecting the transportation, maritime, logistics, and manufacturing industries.

She regularly represents Class 1 and short-line railroads in cases involving the Federal Employers Liability Act, the Federal Railroad Safety Act, whistleblower claims, trespasser injuries, and other third-party injuries.

Additionally, Maddie represents heavy manufacturers and industry employers, litigating a variety of disputes involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, toxic exposure, property damage, products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, and commercial motor vehicle accidents.

She is experienced in a wide range of commercial and business litigation issues in both state and federal courts. She regularly handles complex discovery matters and has experience drafting and arguing appeals on behalf of her clients before the Alabama Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.