Lawyer Profile

Law School - University of Alabama School of Law

Bar Admission - 9/26/1997

Law Office Locations: Birmingham, Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: All Counties in Alabama

Tommy James

The Law Offices of Tommy James

4220 Cahaba Heights Court, Suite 204

Birmingham, AL 35243

Phone: 205-259-1725


Tommy James' practice focuses on cases where children, the elderly, the mentally ill and those with special needs have died or been seriously injured as a result of abuse or neglect. These cases have been against state agencies, local government agencies, private entities and their employees. By focusing primarily on these types of cases, Tommy James has gained expertise in this very specialized area of the law involving difficult immunity, coverage and other issues. Tommy's efforts have resulted in recoveries, both settlements and verdicts, totaling over $20 million during the last few years. In addition to his abuse and neglect cases, Tommy also handles other types of wrongful death and personal injury cases against government and corporate entities.

Areas of Practice:
Abuse & Neglect Cases- in state facilities, nursing homes and group homes
Victims of Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Assault and Rape- these types of cases often occur in schools         Victims of Physical Abuse
Families of Individuals who Have Been Incapacitated or Killed as a Result of Abuse or Neglect
Personal Injury Claims Against State and Local Government Entities and Employees        
Wrongful Death
Child Abuse
Personal Injury
Elderly Neglect


Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama and American Associations for Justice


Tommy James received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University in 1993. He later graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997, where he was a Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association and the Alabama and American Associations for Justice. Tommy James is also on the advisory board of the Alabama Family Trust.


Noteworthy Settlements & Verdicts

$16 million recovery - Wrongful Death
$5 million recovery - Rape of Mentally Disabled Individual in Group Home
$3 million recovery - School Rape Case
$1,250,000 recovery - Defective Gun Case
$1,050,000 recovery - State Institution Neglect
$825,000 recovery - State Institution Neglect
$800,000 recovery - Wrongful Death
$700,000 recovery - State Institution Neglect
$700,000 recovery - Death of Youth Services Inmate
$600,000 recovery - Abuse & Neglect in State Institution
$600,000 recovery - Rape in State Institution


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