Richard W. Lewis

Richard Lewis








Richard W.  Lewis

Birmingham Office


December 11, 1957; Port Arthur, Texas

Admitted to Bar:
September 1985, Alabama

University of Alabama (B.S. 1981)

Cumberland School of Law (J.D.  1985)

∙           American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Member

∙           Trial Advocacy Board

∙           Authored “Opening Statement: a Constitutional Right”  published in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell.

*          Practiced law for three years as an associate with the firm of Smith & Taylor,  Birmingham, Alabama  (1985-1988).

*          Practiced law for five years as an associate and five years as a shareholder with  the firm of  London & Yancey, L.L.C., Birmingham, Alabama (1988-January, 1999).

*          Currently practicing law as a shareholder with Austill Lewis  Pipkin & Maddox, P.C.  (February 1999).

Professional Associations:
Counsel on Litigation Management (CLM); Defense Research Institute (DRI); Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA); American Transportation Association (ATA), Alabama Transportation Association, Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar Association and Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

Specific Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation in all State and Federal Courts; Products Liability Defense (including aircraft litigation), Professional Malpractice Defense,  Construction Defect Litigation, Transportation Litigation and Insurance Coverage as well as standard insurance defense matters.  Trials in all State and Federal Courts in Alabama.  Appeals in both State and Federal Courts.

Reported Opinions:
Moore v. Cullman County Comm’n, 2006 WL 952276 (11th Cir. 2006); Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London v. Southern Natural Gas Co., 939 So.2d 21 (Ala. 2006); King v. Cape, 907 So.2d 1066 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005); Royal Ins. Co. of America, Inc. v. Whitaker Contracting Corp., 295 F.3d 1381 (11th Cir. 2002); Royal Ins. Co. of America, Inc. v. Whitaker Contracting Corp., 824 So.2d 747 (Ala. 2002) (on certified question from Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals); Royal Ins. Co. of America, Inc. v. Whitaker Contracting Corp., 242 F.3d 1035 (11th Cir. 2001); EBSCO Indus. Inc. v. Royal Ins. Co. of America, Inc., 775 So.2d 128 (Ala. 2000); Waikar v. Royal Ins. Co. of America, Inc., 765 So.2d 11 (Ala. Civ. App. 1999), cert. denied, No. 1990117 (Ala. Feb. 25, 2000).

Principal’s Agency and Punitive Damage Liability in Light of Daisy Johnson II, Richard W. Lewis (2000); Alabama Law Update, Richard W. Lewis (1999-2012); Batson Update, Richard W. Lewis (1998 Steamboat Springs ADLA Seminar); Conflict of Laws, Richard W. Lewis (1997 Lake Tahoe ADLA Seminar).