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Thomas Lawson Selden
Thomas Lawson Selden
Thomas Lawson Selden
Birmingham, AL
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About Thomas Lawson Selden

 

 

 

Tom is a partner at Starnes Davis Florie, and has been with the firm since 1986.

PRACTICE

Tom devotes 100% of his practice to civil
 

litigation. He has extensive experience with construction litigation, surety and fidelity claims, probate and bankruptcy litigation, and the defense and prosecution of business and commercial claims. Tom has represented various national and regional companies, including Liberty Mutual Insurance, CNA Surety, Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, Hartford Insurance Company, Insurance Company of the West, and Old Republic Surety Company.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Prevailed in jury trial in Jefferson County Circuit Court brought by sub-subcontractor against surety under various payment bonds.

• Successfully defended sureties that issued bonds on behalf of former conservator who was accused of misappropriating assets of living and deceased wards in multiple probate estates.

• Successfully defended notary public in will contest in which plaintiff claimed signature to will was forged and/or decedent lacked requisite mental capacity to execute will.

• Successfully argued that performance bond surety was not conclusively bound by a default judgment entered against a bonded contractor and prevailed at trial on merits in action brought by owner.

HONORS AND AWARDS

As a student at The University of Alabama School of Law, Tom was the recipient of the Walter Gwin Best Brief Award in the 1985 Moot Court Competition. Tom also served as a member of the International Law Moot Court Team which competed successfully in Miami, Florida. Tom further was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and Order of Barristers.

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

• Defenses of Indemnitors, Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, New Orleans, LA (April 2014).

• Objecting to Discharge of Debt Due to Defalcation by Debtors, Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Charleston, SC (April 2013).

• Underwriters in the Claims Process, Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Clearwater, FL (April 2012).

• Dealing with Your Principal's Affirmative Claims, Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Clearwater, FL (April 2012).

 

 

 

Areas of Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Professional Licensing Defense
Thomas Lawson Selden Experience & Credentials
Position
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Partner
Legal Education
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N.A
Admission Details
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Admitted in 1987, Alabama U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama United States Court of Claims
Payment Information
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Fixed Hourly Rates
Law School Attended
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University of Alabama School of Law Class of 1986 J.D.
University Attended
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The University of the South Class of 1983 B.A.
Birth Information
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9 July 1961 in Birmingham, AL
Associations & Memberships
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Tom is actively involved at Trinity United Methodist Church where he served as a member of the Administrative Board and has been a mentor for confirmation classes. Tom has also served on various committees of the Birmingham Bar Association, worked on numerous cases on a pro bono basis through the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Association and regularly serves meals at local community shelters with his wife, Kristi, and six children.
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Contact Information
Mailing Address
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Starnes Davis Florie LLP 100 Brookwood Place, 7th Floor, Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone
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Fax
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205-868-6099
Email
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