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Attorney Tom Dutton
Tom was born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 4, 1952. He attended college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. Upon graduation, he entered Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and earned his J.D. Degree with honors (cum laude) in 1976. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama in 1976 and the State of Mississippi in 1977.
Tom is one of the founding partners of Pittman, Dutton and Hellums, P.C. His primary practice is in the areas of litigation involving medical malpractice, defective medical devices and equipment, nursing home malpractice and pharmaceutical mass torts. He represents injured clients not only in the State of Alabama but throughout the entire Country.
Tom is admitted to practice before the Alabama Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals as well as the United States District Courts. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Association for Justice and American Association for Justice. His published legal works include Potential Tort Liability of Alabama Law Enforcement Officials 7 Cumberland Law Review 107, 1976 as well as Representing the Victim of Medical Malpractice Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Journal, 1983.
He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of personal injury litigation. The selection process is based upon an exhaustive, detailed evaluation including peer review surveys. Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the profession and the public as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.
Tom has also been selected to Alabama Super Lawyers from 2008 to 2011. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In May of 2011, Tom was recognized by the American Registry as a Top Attorney in Alabama.
Additionally, he has been listed as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers in both The Birmingham Magazine and B-Metro, The Magazine of Birmingham Living.