Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D.
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.S., Pi Sigma Alpha

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Professional Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar (Member: Litigation Section; Labor and Employment Law Section; and Construction Industry Section)
  • Mobile Bar Association

Experience

Mr. Hale is a partner in the firm’s Mobile, Alabama, office, with over 15 years of litigation and trial experience. He has a diverse practice, though a great portion of his time is concentrated on defending complex product liability cases; wrongful death actions; employment discrimination charges and suits; professional liability claims; and design, engineering and construction defect cases in state and federal courts throughout Alabama.

Mr. Hale has built a wide-ranging client base – from individuals and small businesses to national companies – by drawing from experience and a clear understanding of each client’s unique needs, objectives and values. His focus on gaining a deep-rooted knowledge of each client’s interests, risks, and philosophies through effective communication, while establishing a chemistry and bringing new ideas and perspectives to the table, has enabled him to accomplish favorable outcomes for his clients and forge long-term professional relationships with them, as well as a network of trusted colleagues, contacts and resources. He is admitted to practice in Alabama state and federal courts; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; and has been admitted pro hac vice numerous times in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans Parish, and the State of Mississippi.


Practice Areas

Civil defense litigation and trial counsel, with practice areas in state and federal courts including:

  • Construction Litigation
    Complex commercial (including condominium) design, construction and remediation; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) issues; as well as residential design and construction, including claims against home inspectors
  • Labor and Employment Litigation and Counseling
    Representation of employers in developing and implementing risk-management policies and procedures; responding to charges of discrimination and representation during the EEOC’s investigation process; and defending discrimination lawsuits involving claims of retaliation; ADA violations; age, race and gender discrimination; sexual harassment; and unlawful termination
  • Products Liability
    Product design, manufacturing and marketing (failure-to-warn/inadequate warning) defect claims; pharmaceutical and medical device litigation
  • Professional Liability
    Architects, engineers, medical and other professionals
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
    Complex mass tort litigation; MDL practice