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About Connie Ray Stockham
Connie Ray Stockham is the managing partner of Stockham, Cooper & Potts, P. C. of which she was a founding member. Upon her entry to the practice of law in the late 1970’s, Connie learned she thrived on the challenging and rapidly evolving torts of bad faith, fraud and products liability in her home state. Fresh out of completing a federal clerkship with U. S. District Judge James Hancock, Connie was entrusted with handling the appeal of one of the first bad faith verdicts in the State of Alabama, which was also the largest verdict in the rural county where it had been rendered. With its reversal, Connie embarked on what has been a career of handling not only matters from the lower court filing but also being the lawyer who is called on an early Saturday morning after a client receives a bad verdict. On the heels of the early bad faith reversal, Connie became involved in the 11th Circuit landmark trigger of coverage litigation, Commercial Union v Sepco. Along the way, she was able to dispense with the bad faith claim in Sepco on summary judgment. Not one to refuse a challenge, Connie represented one of the firm’s long standing insurance clients in a politically charged invasion of privacy case that she took from a $15 million verdict to a $5 million remittitur to a reversal to zero on appeal.
Having founded and successfully led a trial and appellate firm for almost twenty years, Connie thought it was time to take a backseat in the active practice of law and focus more on her role as an adjunct professor in the Honors College at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She and her clients quickly realized that she was not ready for such a move. Therefore, she recruited a group of seasoned trial lawyers and formed a new law firm that continues to provide the level of excellence and service that her clients have come to expect over the years.
Now having practiced law for more than thirty-nine years, Connie has served as lead attorney in a broad range of complex litigated matters, ranging from bad faith to invasion of privacy, insurance coverage and contractual disputes, reinsurance, construction matters, medical, nursing home and pharmaceutical malpractice products liability, mass tort and environmental actions, personal injury and death cases of many types. Having handled over forty appellate cases, she is called on regularly to take on cases after an adverse judgment to handle appeal and retrial. As one of the Best Lawyers in America, Connie realizes that years of experience now inform the counsel her clients seek and the advocacy she vigorously practices.
About Stockham, Cooper & Potts, P.C.
Stockham, Cooper & Potts, P.C. is a consulting and litigation firm formed by a group of AV–rated trial and appellate lawyers. The Firm’s wide practice areas include: complex insurance and reinsurance coverage matters, contractual disputes, bad faith, invasion of privacy, products liability, premises liability, mass tort and environmental actions, construction matters, medical and pharmaceutical malpractice, as well as various types of personal injury and death cases. Combined, the lawyers of the Firm have tried countless cases to verdict and have handled an extensive number of appellate matters throughout the state and federal courts of Alabama.
For the past years, bad faith claims have been added as part of coverage cases against insurers. This “bad faith set-up” provides leverage to plaintiffs because it allows them to use aggressive litigation tactics by creating claims by design. In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent trends and developments surrounding “Bad Faith Set-Up” in Insurance Litigation. Speakers will discuss the mechanisms of “bad faith set-up” in insurance litigation. They will also provide the audience with practical tips and best practices to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.
Key topics include:
– Bad Faith Set-Up in Insurance Litigation: Legal Framework
– Common “Red Flags” in a Bad Faith Set-Up
– Opportunities and Challenges
– Recent Case Decisions
– 2018 Trends, Developments and Updates
– What Lies Ahead
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