Conley W. Knott

Conley Knott








Conley W. Knott

Birmingham Office

April 2, 1968; Charlottesville, Virginia

Admitted to Bar:
September 1994, Alabama

Birmingham-Southern College (B.A. 1990)

University of Alabama School of Law (J.D. 1994)

∙ Best Brief in Class – First Year Moot Court

Rated BV in Martindale-Hubbell.

*          Judicial Clerk and Junior Staff Attorney, Judge John Patterson, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals (1994-1996).                                

*          Currently practicing law as a shareholder with Austill Lewis  Pipkin & Maddox, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama (with the firm since September 1996; a shareholder since January 1, 2001).                                 

Professional Associations:
Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar Association; Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association; American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; Alabama Self-Insurers Association.

Specific Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation: Insurance Defense, Insurance (Bad Faith, Fraud, Coverage Issues), Litigation, Personal Injury, Consumer Fraud, Products Liability, Malpractice/Errors and Omissions, Employment Practices, Workers’ Compensation. Trials in all State and Federal Courts. Appeals in both State and Federal Courts. Arbitration.

Reported Opinions:
Sasser v. Ryder Truck Rental, 2008 WL 45736 (M.D.Ala., 2008); Ex parte Holton, 886 So.2d 83 (Ala. 2003); Steadman v. Central Alabama Title Co., Inc., 812 So.2d 296 (Ala.Civ.App. 2001), rev’d Ex parte Steadman, 812 So.2d 290 (Ala. 2001); EBSCO Industries, Inc. v. Royal Ins. Co. of America, 775 So.2d 128 (Ala. 2000); Smith v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 730 So.2d 125 (Ala. 1999); Ex parte Boles, 720 So.2d 911 (Ala. 1998); Flowers Specialty Foods of Montgomery, Inc. v. Glenn, 718 So.2d 1137 (Ala.Civ.App. 1998); Lee v. Burdette, 715 So.2d 804 (Ala.Civ.App. 1998), cert. denied No. 1970990 (Ala., May 22, 1998); Canal Indem. Co. v. Regency Club Owners Ass’n, [2013 WL 68933] ___ F.Supp.2d ___ (M.D.Ala., 2013); Nuss Lumber Co., Inc. v. Estate of Monghan ex rel. Monghan, 91 So.3d 90 (Ala.Civ.App.,2012); Canal Indem. Co. v. Regency Club Condominium Owners Ass’n, Inc., [2011 WL 5557379] ___ F.Supp.2d ___ (M.D.Ala., 2011).

Publications & Speeches:
“In Plain Language: Medicare and the Secondary Payer Statute,” For the Defense, with William E. Pipkin, Jr. (March 2006); “Road Map for Workers’ Compensation Claims in Alabama – From Hiring through Trial” with William A. Austill (August 2005); “Tort Liability in the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Industry,” with William A. Austill (July 2004); “Managing the Medicals in an Alabama Claim,” July 2004; Automobile Claims in Alabama – 2003 (April 2004); Alabama Workers Compensation Law – A Manual for Employers and Claim Handlers, with William A. Austill (2001 and 2002l); “Little Things That Can Save A Lot,” with William A. Austill (February 2002); “Successful Settlements Under Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Act” (May 1999); “Recent Developments: Willful Misconduct” (December 1998).

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (Vestry Member; Sunday School Teacher; Children’s Chapel Leader; Education for Ministry).