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Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, P.C. is proud to announce that five of our attorneys were recognized for the 2020 Super Lawyer Awards in varying capacities. Four of our attorneys were selected as 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers, one as a 2020 Mid-South Rising Star, and another on two Top 50 lists. The Super Lawyer award is an honor our attorneys have been privileged to be chosen for in years past and one that speaks of our accomplishments and valued relationships with countless colleagues.

Attorneys Lee Pittman, Tom Dutton, Chris Hellums, Mike Bradley were all chosen for the 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list, attorney Jon Mann was chosen for the 2020 Mid-South Rising Star List, and attorney Chris Hellums made the Top 50 list for both Alabama and Birmingham. The Mid-South list is comprised of attorneys in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Our attorneys received this distinction for the following practice areas:  Class Actions & Mass Torts, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Products Liability. 

Lee Pittman: Personal Injury
Tom Dutton: Medical Malpractice
Chris Hellums: Class Actions & Mass Torts
Mike Bradley: Products Liability
Jon Mann: Class Actions & Mass Torts

What is the Super Lawyer Award?

The Super Lawyers Award is a prestigious title given by Thomson Reuters. It is primarily a peer-recognition award that considers attorneys from over 70 different practice areas across all 50 states. Out of thousands of attorneys, only the top 5% in each state are selected as Super Lawyers. 

Lawyers are nominated by their peers for consideration. While the selection process relies heavily upon peer evaluation, Super Lawyers also chooses winners based on independent research. 

Attorneys can nominate fellow colleagues based on their personal, first-hand observations. They are also discovered in the independent research phase conducted by the research department at Super Lawyers. Candidates are considered based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

The list of winners and their bios are featured annually in the Super Lawyers Magazine, which is distributed to law firms and ABA-accredited libraries nationwide. It is also published as a special section in other select magazines. Those with the highest point totals are recognized on Top lists, as Chris Hellums was listed on the Top 50 list twice for the 2020 year.

It is the 13th consecutive year for both Lee Pittman and Tom Dutton, as well as the ninth year for Chris Hellums and the second year for Mike Bradley to receive the Super Lawyers Award.

What is the Rising Star Award?

With the Super Lawyers Award going to the top 5% of attorneys in each respective state, the Rising Star Award is given to only the top 2.5%. As the site notes, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less in order to be eligible for a Rising Star Award.

This year, Pittman, Dutton & Hellums attorney Jon Mann was selected as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. It is his sixth year receiving the award.

Who We Are

Pittman, Dutton & Hellums was founded in 1986 by Lee Pittman and Tom Dutton. We began with the foundational goal of providing passionate legal representation to people in need. Since then, we have grown to be one of Alabama’s most successful plaintiffs’ firms.

Our attorneys are adept and experienced in handling complex, contentious personal injury and product liability matters on behalf of injured Americans. We have seen great success in trials and also mediations.

At Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, we believe the best possible results are achieved by putting our clients’ interests first. This shows in our high-quality service and personalized attention. Our high standards have helped us earn the respect of peers and clients alike, including the Super Lawyers Award.

Why Choose Pittman, Dutton & Hellums

As one of Alabama’s most respected personal injury law firms, we have helped secure over $1 billion for injured Americans since our founding. Each case is litigated with an aggressive representation style that prompts many opponents to settle before ever resorting to trial. However, we are decisively ready to take insurers to court when they refuse to make adequate offers in negotiations.

More than just lawyers, our people are widely recognized as pillars of integrity in both the legal realm and the local community. Consider working with us for the following reasons:

  • $1B in total recovery since 1986
  • Experience representing injured Americans in all 50 states
  • Seasoned trial lawyers with results to prove it
  • Multiple record-breaking verdicts in the state
  • Awarded 2020 Best Lawyers in America for five attorneys
  • Most Prolific Trial Law Firms by the Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter for 14 consecutive years

This year’s Super Lawyer Awards are yet one more distinction that helps make Pittman, Dutton & Hellums one of the nation’s top personal injury law firms.

Cases We Accept

We represent victims of complex catastrophic injury in the following practice areas:

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by another’s negligence, we can help you receive fair compensation for your losses. Contact the Super Lawyers at Pittman, Dutton & Hellums today to receive a free, no-obligation legal consultation at (205) 322-8880. We are available to answer your questions in a confidential, complimentary phone call.