Obtained dismissal of product liability wrongful death action against aircraft manufacturer. United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, Southern Division.
Chris Rodgers has always had a client-first mindset. The son of an attorney, Chris learned first-hand what it takes to create the best possible outcomes for those he defends. He witnessed the results of hard work, longer hours and strategic planning. He learned the value of building quality relationships and the personal reward of advocating for others.
When Chris joined the firm in 1988, he brought with him the same dedication. Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of general liability, product liability, personal injury, trucking litigation, aviation defense, commercial law, employment litigation, insurance coverage litigation, professional liability and tort litigation. He has had numerous favorable decisions rendered by the Alabama Supreme Court and has tried to verdict decisions for major automotive manufacturers, as well as agricultural, logging and construction equipment manufacturers. One of the aspects of practicing law that Chris enjoys the most is the opportunity to interact with people on a daily basis. He collaborates closely with his clients and leverages the wisdom and winning trial experience of his law partners and associates to build the most solid case possible.
When he’s not working, Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, Alabama football and spending time with his wife, Kimberly, and their two daughters, Anna Wynn and Abbie.
Chris earned his BS from The University of Alabama and his JD from The University of Alabama School of Law.
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar
United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Aviation Insurance Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Obtained dismissal of product liability wrongful death action against aircraft manufacturer. United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana.03
Obtained dismissal of product liability wrongful death action against aviation engine manufacturer. United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana.04
Obtained dismissal of a centrifuge manufacturer in a multiple death claim involving an explosion. Alabama State Court.05
Obtained Summary Judgment for a manufacturer of equipment utilized in an Air Traffic Control Simulator where it was alleged the plaintiff was electrocuted/shocked by the equipment receiving disabling injuries. Alabama State Court06
Obtained Summary Judgment for a corporation sued when an employee was involved in a severe automobile collision with the plaintiff family while operating a vehicle owned by the Corporation. Alabama State Court.07
Obtained a dismissal in a wrongful death claim involving a manufacturer of agricultural equipment. US District Court Southern District of Alabama
Resources & News
Distinctions & Contributions
Listed by The Best Lawyers in America for Aviation Law and Transportation Law (2018)02
Listed by Super Lawyers (2012-2016)03
Lectured at Trucking Industry Defense Association and Defense Research Institute meetings