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When national and multi-district litigation comes to Alabama, trial lawyers from other parts of the country want an Alabama lawyer who can add value and – equally important – they want an Alabama lawyer who can get along with their national trial team. That’s me. I can deliver your message so that Alabama courts, judges and juries hear it clearly.

Stephen A. Rowe advises clients on complex litigation in state and federal courts in Alabama. In the course of his 40 years practicing law, he has tried more than 100 cases to conclusion. He has handled securities, health care, products liability, personal injury, professional liability and insurance disputes. He currently provides counsel in the largest class action lawsuit pending in the United States, the Blue Cross MDL in Birmingham.

Steve has experience representing clients multiple times in securities matters before FINRA. He has also defended banks and broker/dealers, health care companies in complex litigation.

Steve is a certified mediator and a National Board of Trial Advocacy-certified civil trial advocate. With this training, he is able to offer his clients alternatives to litigation that can generate better results with lower costs, including mediation, arbitration agreements, and modification of business practices.

Some lawyers are going to be known for fighting about everything. And sometimes that’s necessary. But I’m much more of a conciliator. I’m a trained mediator and when I bring that mindset to litigation, I’m able to make peace because people don’t see me as disagreeable about everything.

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of Alabama, B.A., 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

Court Admissions

  • Alabama

Acknowledgements

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers® - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Alabama and Mid-South Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) Business Litigation 2008-2018
  • Fellow, Birmingham Bar Foundation, 2013 Fellows Class
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Advocate in Civil Law
  • “Top Attorneys” - B-Metro and BHM Biz, 2016, 2017

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • International Association of Defense Counsel