In August 2017, secured an appellate win in an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.
Jeremy Gaddy brings an arsenal of industrial knowledge to the companies he represents. He earned his engineering degree from Georgia Tech and combines his technological training with his highly analytical approach to add a unique perspective to every case.
Since joining the firm in 2009, he has established mutually respectful relationships with clients, allowing him to immerse himself in their operations and processes. He represents product manufacturers and distributors in both product liability and breach of warranty cases throughout the Southeastern United States and has been instrumental in multiple trials resulting in defense verdicts. Jeremy has a broad spectrum of client experience and defends each one with tenacity, adaptability and precision to understand the client’s goals and resolve the issues at hand. In addition to his litigation practice, Jeremy frequently lectures to insurance groups on liability and risk management issues that arise in Alabama.
In his free time, Jeremy enjoys running, serving on the Holy Family Cristo Rey Advisory Council and spending time with his wife, Margaret, and daughters, Alice and Virginia.
Jeremy earned his BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his JD from The University of Alabama School of Law.
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar
Mississippi State Bar
United States District Court - Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
United States District Court - Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
United States Supreme Court
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
In March 2017, obtained summary judgment for a restaurant where plaintiff claimed he suffered injuries from food poisoning.03
In November 2016, secured a defense verdict for a national restaurant client in Shelby County, Alabama.04
In October 2016, secured a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a local contractor.05
In April 2016, he was part of the team that tried a three-week product liability case to a defense verdict in Greene County, Alabama. In this wrongful death case, Plaintiff alleged a motor vehicle was defective and unreasonably dangerous because of the particular seatbelt design and because it lacked a side curtain airbag.06
In April 2016, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted Defendant’s Motion to Exclude Plaintiff’s expert in a case wherein plaintiff alleged breach of warranty against an auto manufacturer.07
In June 2014, the Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, granted summary judgment as to all of plaintiff’s claims. Plaintiff appealed, and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals upheld the summary judgment with no opinion.08
In June 2014, the Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, granted the defendant auto manufacturer’s Motion for Summary Judgment, dismissing all of Plaintiff’s product liability claims.09
In May 2014, he tried a bench trial to a defense verdict. In the case, Plaintiff alleged breach of contract and bad faith against an insurance company for failure to pay benefits under a policy of insurance.10
In March 2014, the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama, dismissed all of Plaintiff’s claims against a restaurant on defendant’s motion.11
In February 2014, the Court granted defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a case wherein Plaintiff alleged breach of warranty against an auto manufacturer.12
Hosea O. Weaver and Sons, Inc. v. Balch, 142 So.3d 479 (Ala. 2013), the court applied the “accepted-work doctrine” that was proposed to the court by the Amicus Curiae, Alabama Road Builder’s Association, represented by Joe Duncan and Jeremy Gaddy. The accepted-work doctrine states an independent contractor is not liable for injuries occurring to a third person after the contractor has completed the work and turned it over to the owner, and it has been accepted by him, even though the injury results from the contractor's negligent performance of the contract or his failure to perform it properly, at least if the defect in the work is not hidden, but is readily observable on reasonable inspection.13
Lain v. Navistar, Inc., 2013 WL 8022977 (S.D. Ga. March 19, 2013), the Court granted, in part, defendant’s Daubert Motion to exclude expert testimony14
In February 2013, he represented a defendant trucking company on the appeal of a defense verdict. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the defense verdict without an order.15
Laurel Ford Lincoln-Mercury, Inc. v. Blakeney, 81 So.3d 1123 (Miss. 2012) (overruling trial court’s denial of motion to transfer venue and defining proper venue locations for breach of warranty cases in Mississippi)16
In October 2012, the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama, granted defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment dismissing all of Plaintiff’s claims in a premises liability case.17
In September 2012, the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mississippi, granted defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment. The Plaintiff alleged product liability claims against an outboard motor manufacturer, and all of Plaintiff’s claims were dismissed on the Court’s Order.18
In November 2011, the Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama, granted defendant’s Motion to Dismiss. In that case, plaintiff alleged product liability claims against a utility terrain vehicle manufacturer.19
In October 2010, he was part of the team that tried a three-week product liability case to a defense verdict in Montgomery, County Alabama, wherein the Plaintiff alleged a utility terrain vehicle was laterally unstable and caused her injuries.20
In September 2010, the Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, granted a heavy truck manufacturer’s Motion for Summary Judgment dismissing all of Plaintiff’s claims against it.21
In August 2010, he was part of the team that tried a two-week product liability case to a defense verdict in Tallapoosa County, Alabama wherein the Plaintiff alleged a utility terrain vehicle was laterally unstable and caused his injuries.
Resources & News
Distinctions & Contributions
Co-Author, “The ABCs and 123s of the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018: Will Your Company Be Compliance Ready by June 1, 2018?"; Alabama Construction News, April-June 201802
Faculty, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Deposition Boot Camp (January 2018)03
Co-author, "General Jurisdiction Challenges and Jurisdictional Discovery Post Daimler AG v. Bauman", For The Defense, a DRI publication, April 2017040506
Listed by Super Lawyers (2014-2017)07
Named as one of Birmingham's Rising Star Lawyers for 2016 by the Birmingham Business Journal08
Co-authored “Location Matters: Venue Can Play a Big Role in Corporate Suits”, Birmingham Business Journal, 201109
Co-authored “Alabama’s 2011 Tort Reform Laws”, The Alabama Roadbuilder, Fall 2011