James Pratt


Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP

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Areas of Practice
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, General Litigation, Construction Accidents, Fraud, Commercial and Complex Civil Litigation

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama; Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Member, Trial Advocacy Board; Member, Moot Court Board
Auburn University, Lettered in Track, Member of “A” Club, Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Society

Bar Admissions
Alabama, 1978; 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. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships
Inner Circle of Advocates; International Society of Barristers, Fellow; International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; American Board of Trial Advocates, Member; Alabama Trial Lawyers, Past President; American Trial Lawyers of America, Past Chairman Products Liability Section & Member of Board of Governor; Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member of Board of Directors; Birmingham Bar Association, Member and Former Member Executive Committee; Alabama State Bar, Member; American Bar Associations, Member; American Law Institute, Member

Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America; The Recipient of the Sansone Service Award, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; Diplomate of Trial Advocacy in the American College of Advocacy

Classes/Seminars Taught
Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Alabama in Birmingham’s Injury Control Center; Faculty, National College of Advocacy in both Basic and Advanced Courses; Lecturer, Cumberland School of Law; Lecturer, The University of Alabama School of Law; Lecturer, Alabama Trial Lawyers; Lecturer, American Trial Lawyers

Representative Cases
Burgess v. Ford, ( )
Edwards v. General Motors, ( )
Beyer v. Beech, ( )
McDonald v. Luxaire, ( )
Marinelli v. Volkswagen, ( )