Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100
Law School - Alabama, University of
Bar Admission - 9/24/1982
Law Office Locations:
Geographic Areas Served:
Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee
Defending claims arising out of the workplace is the focus of Edward Starnes’ practice.
As the designated lead counsel for a number of insurance carriers and self-insured corporations, Edward Starnes is responsible for defending serious commercial and personal injury claims against domestic and foreign companies throughout the northern half of Alabama.
Areas of Practice:
Products Liability Litigation
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Courts
Northern District of Alabama
All Alabama State Courts
American Bar Association
Tort and Insurance Section
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
J.D., 1982, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
B.S., 1979, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Honors and Awards:
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. Listed in the area of workers’ compensation defense.
Edward Starnes, as a shareholder in the firm of Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, has defended employment claims for the past 30 years. His experience in handling employment-related matters includes an active trial practice throughout Alabama. Mr. Starnes regularly lectures on employment- related issues.
As the designated lead counsel for a number of insurance carriers and self-insured corporations, Edward Starnes is responsible for defending serious commercial and personal injury claims against domestic and foreign companies throughout the northern half of Alabama. He has defended multi-party claims (blasting, flooding), wrongful death (industrial accidents, tractor-trailer fatalities), defective products (mobile homes, houses, cars), fraud (car sales and leases, commercial sales), and product liability (consumer products, chemicals, electrical wiring, food processing equipment, printing and punch presses, and so forth).
Defending claims arising out of the workplace is the focus of Edward Starnes’ practice. He has extensive experience in defense of employment-related economic and personal injury claims, including workers’ compensation, retaliatory discharge and employment discrimination claims against employers, willful conduct claims against supervisors and managers, and product-liability claims against manufacturers of industrial equipment. In addition to serving as lead trial counsel, Edward Starnes has resolved claims through mediation and arbitration, and has counseled clients in coordination of their defense of tort claims with corollary matters, including OSHA investigations, EEOC claims, and other governmental investigations.