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James P. Pewitt, LLC

Two North Twentieth

2 20th Street North, Suite 925

Birmingham, Alabama  35203

205.874.6686

jim@jamespewitt.com

About Jim

Experience you can trust


Jim has almost 30 years of experience as a lawyer, handling a wide variety of lawsuits and legal problems for clients just like you.  Rated AV Preeminent®  by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating, Jim is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Alabama School of Law.  He is admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in the state of Alabama.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  Jim has co-authored the Alabama chapter of the American Bar Association's Survey of State Class Action Law, which is published in the authoritative treatise Newberg on Class Actions, and he recently served on an Alabama Law Institute committee that drafted Alabama's Right of Publicity Act.  Jim has considerable experience in the areas of libel and privacy.  His volunteer work has included service on the Board of Visitors for the School of Communication of the University of Alabama, as well as participation in the projects of organizations dedicated to the protection of First Amendment rights.

Representation you need


Jim is ready to help you and your business.  His practice areas include business litigation, shareholder disputes, probate and trust litigation, real estate and commercial lease disputes, claims involving libel and invasion of privacy, health care regulatory matters, trademark, copyright, trade secret, trade dress, unfair competition/false advertising and publicity rights litigation, wholesaler rights and regulation.

Results you can see

  • Scott-Hall Partners v. Summa Technology, Inc., Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama (obtained successful resolution of a multi-million-dollar sales commission claim)
  • Singletary, et al. v. WVTM-TV, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama (obtained successful resolution of mult-plaintiff libel claim)
  • Hillman v. Cullman Times, Circuit Court of Calhoun County, Alabama (obtained successful resolution of libel claim)
  • McKinney v. Carecorps Management, Circuit Court of Franklin County, Alabama (obtained directed verdict in a libel trial)
  • Harbor Pointe, LLC v. B.F.A. Liquidation Trust, Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County, Alabama (obtained successful resolution of fraud and related claims arising from the sale of a condominium development)
  • Buchanan, et al. v. Fontaine Truck Equipment Co., Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama  (obtained successful resolution of multi-plaintiff stormwater claim)
  • Eric S. Esch, a/k/a Butterbean v. Universal Pictures Co., Inc., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (obtained dismissal of a misappropriation of name or likeness claim based on character in animated film)
  • Johnson v. WAAY-TV License, LLC, Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Alabama (obtained successful resolution of libel claim)
  • Cross v. Haas Outdoors, Inc., et al. (a/k/a "Mossy Oak"), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (obtained successful resolution of a shareholder claim against company and its officers)
  • Johnson v. Haas Outdoors, Inc. (a/k/a "Mossy Oak"), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (obtained successful resolution of contract and fraud claims asserted by franchisee against company and its officers)
  • J.W. v. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, DHS Departmental Appeals Board (obtained successful resolution of administrative appeal, resulting in reinstatement of physician billing privileges)
  • Athens Nursing Homes, Inc., et al. v. Athens Convalescent Centers, Inc., et al., Circuit Court of Limestone County, Alabama (obtained successful resolution of a seven-figure repair and replacement damage claim under a commercial lease)
  • American Income Life Insurance Co. v. Google Inc., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (obtained dismissal of libel claim against internet services provider)

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James P. Pewitt, LLC

2 20th Street North, Suite 925, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

205.874.6686