Ridge Park Place, Suite 3000
1130 22nd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 259-1037 (direct)
(205) 251-5479 (fax)
Jennifer Fox, Legal Assistant
(205) 328-6643


James L. Pattillo

Practice Areas:

  • Bad Faith Litigation; Business and Commercial Litigation; Insurance Litigation and Coverage and Transportation Litigation


  • Furman University, B.A. in Business Administration (1997)
  • University of Florida, M.A.M.C. (1999)
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D. (2002)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • All U.S. District Courts in Alabama

Professional Affiliations:

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Alabama Policy Institute
  • Birmingham American Inn of Court

Mr. Pattillo has tried over 50 cases to verdict in courts throughout Alabama. He practices in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith, professional liability, product liability, transportation, and mass and toxic torts. Mr. Pattillo was honored to be named to the Alabama Super Lawyer list in 2011 and 2012 and listed in Birmingham Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” in 2012 and 2013. He is the chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Young Lawyers Committee and was a featured presenter at DRI’s 2010 Annual Meeting. He is also a regular columnist for Claims Management magazine. He serves on the Associate Board of the Alabama Policy Institute and is a frequent speaker and commentator on legal issues.