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Leigh King Forstman

LeighF@pittmandutton.com
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Phone: (205) 322-8880
Fax: (205) 328-2711

1100 Park Place Tower
2001 Park Place North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

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Current Employment Position(s):
Partner
Areas of Practice:
Consumer Protection
Environmental Law
Health Care Law
Appellate Practice
Medical Malpractice
Auto Accidents and Injuries
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Toxic Torts
Workers Compensation
Aviation Law
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Alabama, 1991
Tennessee, 1991
Supreme Court of Alabama
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
Education:
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1990
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Vice Chairperson (Education), John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, 1989-1990
Honors: John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition-Quarter Finalist, 1989
Honors: Jessup International Moot Court Team-Manager, 1989-1990
Honors: Recognized among Outstanding Oral Advocates
Honors: Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society
Honors: First Year Moot Court Program, 1988
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 1987
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Jeffrey F. Stein Award (Most Outstanding Sophomore student)
Honors: Squires-President (Ten Most Outstanding Freshmen)
Honors: Lambda Sigma (Sophomore Honorary) Chapter Editor, Jr. Advisor, Sr. Advisor
Honors: Talons (Junior Honorary)
Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa (Junior/Senior Leadership Honorary)
Honors: Mortar Board (Senior Honorary)
Honors: Pi Lambda Sigma (Pre-Law Honorary)
Honors: Sigma Tau Delta (English Honorary)
Honors: Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
Major: Pre-Law/English
Minor: Russian Language
Minor: Piano/Vocal Performance
Published Works:
"Self-Advocacy: Petitioning the Court for a Writ of Habeas Corpus in Alabama", Law and Psychology Review, Vol. 14, Spring, 1990
"Law After Medtronic: State Law Product Liability Claims," Leader's Product Liability Law and Strategy, Vol. XV, No. 2, August, 1996
"State Law Product Liability Claims Prevail Over Preemption,", Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, Fall, 1996
Under the Brush Arbor (135 year history of Canterbury United Methodist Church), Co-Editor
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Speaker, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Education Program, 2004 - Present
Speaker, Cumberland Continuing Legal Education Seminar -1992, 1995, 1997 and 2004
Speaker, Alabama Trial Lawyers Continuing Legal Education Seminar - 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2004
Speaker, Birmingham Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1996 - Present
Speaker, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Speakers Bureau
Honors and Awards:
2002 Woman of the Year, Network Birmingham
Leadership Birmingham, Class of 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Founding Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Executive Committee, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Alabama State Bar

Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Member Fellow, Roscoe Pound Institute

Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Member, Birmingham Bar Association - Women's Section

Past President, Network Birmingham

Member, The Women's Network

Outstanding Young Women of America

International Who's Who of Professionals

Life Member, The National Registry of Who's Who

Canterbury United Methodist Church
Trustee
Pathways
Board of Directors
Forstman Foundation
Founder and President
Canterbury United Methodist Church Worship Committee
former Chair
Canterbury United Methodist Church Administrative Board/Church Council
Former Member
Canterbury United Methodist Church Choir
Member
Junior League of Birmingham (Editor of Newsheet Magazine)
Member
Birmingham Bar Association Cabaret (benefiting Children's Hospital)
Performer