Lawyer Profile

James Beck
Hill Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black, P.C.
425 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL, 36104
 
Phone | 334-834-7600
Toll Free | 888-447-9620
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Law School - University of Alabama School of Law
Bar Admission - 9/25/2009

Law Office Locations: Montgomery, Birmingham, Fairhope

Geographic Areas Served: All Counties in Alabama

Overview

James Beck represents governmental entities, corporations, and insurance companies in federal and state courts and in front of various administrative bodies. His practice focuses on general and complex civil litigation as well as administrative law matters. Mr. Beck has extensive experience in matters related to public procurement, Alabama’s Open Meetings Act, and the Alabama Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Areas of Practice:
Commercial & Business Litigation
General Litigation
Governmental Entities
Insurance
Labor & Employment

Admissions:     
United States District Court Northern District of Alabama
United States District Court Middle District of Alabama
United States District Court Southern District of Alabama
Alabama  

Memberships:
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Alabama State Bar
Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, Volunteer
American Bar Association
American Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter
Defense Research Institute
Federal Bar Association
Housing and Development Law Institute
Montgomery County Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Pro Bono Clinic, Volunteer 

Biography

Jim Beck joined Hill, Hill, Carter in 2009 after he received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.  During law school, he competed on the University of Alabama’s Trial Advocacy Team and participated in the University’s Criminal Defense Clinic.   

Prior to law school, Jim graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with a B.A. in History.  During college, he was listed on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, and was inducted into Sewanee’s Order of the Gownsmen Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. 

Experience

Jim Beck has represented clients in numerous cases involving business litigation, governmental entities, employer defense, insurance defense, and general litigation.   

Noteworthy cases include:

Jacob Daniel Rodgers v. Lavern Dale Gustum – obtained jury verdict in favor of defendant in clear liability “T-Bone” automobile accident case.

The Estate of Billy Ray Farris v. City of Troy et al.
– obtained summary judgment in favor of city, police department, and police officers in jail suicide case alleging wrongful death.

Rita Jones et al. v. Larry Teel – obtained summary judgment in favor of school board in suit where AEA claimed board failed to follow mandatory salary schedules and pay raises.

Julius Tate v. Montgomery Housing Authority – obtained complete dismissal on behalf of housing authority in suit alleging due process violation. 

Eddie W. Couch v. Mance Westbrooks – obtained trial verdict in favor of client in automobile accident case.  

Wiregrass Wood v. American National General Insurance Co. – obtained summary judgment in favor of insurance company in suit where insured was accused of over-harvesting timber

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