E. Allen Dodd Jr.

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

A partner of Scruggs, Dodd & Brisendine Attorneys, P.A., Allen Dodd has practiced law for 25 years. Among his notable recognitions are his selections into Super Lawyers and the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He also served as an Annual ADLA Trial Academy faculty member for seven years and served on the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Standing Committee.

The primary focus of his practice is civil litigation along with a substantial emphasis on appellate casework.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Class Actions
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Personal Injury

Education

  • J.D. Cumberland School of Law (1987)
  • B.A. Samford University, magna cum laude (1983)

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar (1987)
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for The Northern District of Alabama Eastern Division
  • United States District Court For the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Appointments and Memberships

  • Special Master, by Order of Circuit Court, DeKalb County, Alabama Ashley, et al. v. Archer Daniels Midland Co., et al., CV-95-336, Circuit Court, DeKalb County, Alabama
  • Faculty Member 2004-2011 Annual ADLA Trial Academy
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Standing Committee for 2004-2005

Recognitions

Appellate Decisions

  • Jefferson County Com’n v. Edwards, 32 So.3d 572 Ala., 2009
  • Jefferson County Com’n v. Edwards, 49 So.3d 685 Ala., 2010
  • City of Rainsville v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 716 So.2d 710 (Ala.Civ.App. 1998)
  • Ex parte Mitchell, 690 So.2d 356 (Ala. 1997) Bank of New York, et al. v. AmSouth Bank of Alabama, et al., Docket No. 1961566 (Ala.1997)
  • Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Bd. v. Walker, 1997 WL 754803 (Ala.Civ.App. 1997) Wooten v. Mitchell, 696 So.2d 1092 (Ala.Civ.App. 1996) Grider v. McKenzie, 659 So.2d 612 (Ala.Civ.App. 1994)
  • Rutledge v. City of Hueytown, 11 F.3d 168 (C.A.11 (Ala.) 1993) McCloud v. City of Irondale, 622 So.2d 1272 (Ala. 1993)
  • Friddle v. Raymond, 575 So.2d 1038 (Ala. 1991)
  • Mayes v. City of Irondale, 577 So.2d 556 (Ala.Cr.App. 1990)
  • Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Stryker, 723 So.2d 585 (Ala. 1998)
  • Parsons v. Aaron, 2002 WL 31225798 (Ala. 2002)
  • Exxon Corp. v. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 2002 WL 31845900 (Ala. 2002)

Representative Cases

  • Edwards v. Jefferson County, et al., $51 million judgment for plaintiff class entered by trial court.
  • Gregory, et al. v. Chemical Waste Management, Inc., CV-93-2343, U.S. District Court, Western District, Tennessee; represented plaintiff, judgment for plaintiff for $101 million
  • Stryker, et al. v. Phillips Petroleum Corp., Circuit Court, Washington County, Alabama; represented plaintiffs, judgment for plaintiffs for $27 million
  • Higginbotham v. The BOC Group, Inc., et al., CV-97-471, Circuit Court, DeKalb County, Alabama; represented plaintiff, judgment for plaintiff for $2.58 million.
  • Bank of New York, et al. v. AmSouth Bank of Alabama, et al., CV-95-1252-RSM, Circuit Court, Etowah County, Alabama; represented defendant, claim against defendant for $8 million liquidated damages, judgment for defendant at trial, affirmed on appeal.
  • Hundleys v. ABC Pest Control, Inc., Circuit Court, Marshall County, Alabama; represented plaintiffs in claim for damages from exposure to pesticides; judgment for plaintiff for $1.4 million.
  • Ragland v. FoodCraft Industries, Inc., et al., Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama; represented defendant, plaintiff sought damages of $3 million, verdict returned for the defendant.
  • Lowe v. Triad, et al, Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama; represented plaintiff in a case regarding defective waterproofing in a residence. Jury verdict in plaintiff’s favor of $700,000.00.
  • Forester v. Textron, Inc., Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Alabama; represented defendant in a products liability case regarding defective golf cart design. Jury returned verdict for defendant.
  • Matthews v. LaPenna, Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama; represented plaintiffs, beneficiaries of undivided interest in 12,000-acre trust estate in south Alabama, in a three-week bench trial regarding trust construction and roper administration of the $30 million trust estate. Judgment for plaintiffs on all issues.
  • Cooper Hosiery v. Renfro Corporation, In the United States District Court For the Northern District of Alabama Middle Division, CV-02-C-42-M, represented plaintiff Cooper Hosiery, judgment for the plaintiff $300,000.00.
  • Keller v. NCAA, Circuit Court, Jackson County, Alabama; represented defendant NCAA in 4 week jury trial, $5 million verdict for plaintiff reversed and judgment entered for defendant on post-judgment motions.