Burr & Forman

Michael W. Ray

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  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1982)
  • B.S., summa cum laude, University of Alabama (1979)
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, "Lawyer of the Year," Railroad Law, Birmingham, Alabama (2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Railroad Law (2008-2020), Transportation Law (2010-2020)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Participated in Habitat for Humanity projects
  • Supporter of community and high school sports

Counsel | Birmingham, AL

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Mike is Counsel in the firm's Birmingham office and practices general civil litigation with an emphasis on Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) cases, insurance defense, and products liability actions.

Mike has defended Federal Employers Liability Act cases, crossing accidents and environmental matters brought against various railroads including BNSF Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Corporation, CSX Transportation, Inc., Kansas City Southern Railway, NC, OmniTRAX, RailAmerica, and various short line railroads during his career. He has also represented the insured’s of a variety of national insurance companies. In matters ranging from construction accidents, automobile/trucking accidents to environmental litigation.

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