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Barry Hair represents clients both directly and as panel counsel from Fortune 500 companies to smaller Alabama based corporations, often on a statewide basis.

Mr. Hair’s litigation experience ranges from a simple slip and fall to litigating high exposure lawsuits such as a catastrophic injury, electrical accidents. For some clients, Mr. Hair is also used as a rapid response attorney who is known for his hands-on accident scene investigations and to then provide guidance on directing the investigation and evaluating a claim well before it becomes a lawsuit.

Mr. Hair at times is retained by clients with a nationwide scope of operation to consult on catastrophic or wrongful death actions in various jurisdictions throughout the United States to formulate defensive strategies, retain appropriate experts, and evaluating liability exposures. Mr. Hair has also been retained by nationwide operating entities acting as a consultant in analyzing risk exposures based on past claims history and/or changes in the law or regulations.

Earlier in his career Mr. Hair was claims counsel for Nationwide Insurance Company for the state of Alabama managing its first party and the more serious third party litigated claims as well as serving as a consultant to the company’s claims department.

Barry Hair has extensive litigation experience in the following insurance defense areas:

  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Premises liability
  • Transportation litigation
  • Telecommunications litigation
  • Water damage and mold litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Employment law
  • Fraud defense
  • Products liability
  • Toxic torts
  • Motorsports litigation

He is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Admission Details
  • 1987, Alabama
  • 1987, U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Law School Attended
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, Class of 1986, J.D.
University Attended
  • Augusta College, Class of 1983, B.B.A.
Professional Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Author: "Commentary: Adoption of Comparative Negligence in Alabama: A Needed Judicial Reform," American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Spring 1991