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Scott Holmes

sholmes@burgessroberts.com

Scott Holmes

“It’s not the will to win that matters– everyone has that. It is the will to prepare to win that matters.”

With his background as a high school football and basketball coach, Scott understands the importance of preparation. Scott has taken the lessons he learned in competition and applied them to his practice.  He believes the success he has achieved for his clients to be the direct result.

Scott practices exclusively in civil litigation. While successful resolutions may come in many forms (including negotiated or mediated settlement), Scott relishes the opportunity to try a case to verdict when advantageous for his client. Scott thas been recognized for his ability and dedication to his clients. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell. Other accolades include:

  • 2014 Super Lawyers “Alabama Rising Star”
  • 2011 Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney ~ Insurance”
  • 2009 Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney ~ Rising Star”

Scott has been admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in both Alabama and Mississippi.

LEGAL EDUCATION

Scott graduated with Honors from the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, Scott is proud to have been recognized as a Hugo Black Scholar. Other law school honors include:

  • Senior editor of the Alabama Law Review
  • Assistant Prosecutor for the UA Honor Court
  • Vice-President of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Lieutenant Governor for the American Bar Association’s Fifth Circuit
  • Member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society

RECENT NOTABLE RESULTS

  • Won summary judgment in a wrongful death case involving a workplace accident at a quarry
  • Won a defense verdict involving violations of the Federal Truth in Lending Act
  • Won summary judgment in a construction case involving water intrusion on neighboring properties
  • Won summary judgment in a catastrophic injury case involving the collapse of a trench during installation of conduit
  • Won numerous defense verdicts in serious injury cases involving vehicle accidents
  • Won summary judgment in a catastrophic workplace injury case involving the transport of steel tubing
  • Won a defense verdict in a serious injury case involving a dog attack after Alabama abrogated the long-standing “one bite” rule

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alabama and Mississippi State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association

PERSONAL

Originally from a small South Alabama community (Rose Hill), Scott has made his home in Gardendale with his wife, Crystal and two children, Kenley and Houston.  Scott spends his spare time shuttling his kids to sports’ games and practices.  However, he also makes time out to work out, run obstacle races and has recently begun practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.