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.
& Business Litigation
United States District Court Northern District
United States District Court Middle District of
United States District Court Southern District
Defense Lawyers Association
State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, Volunteer
Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter
Housing and Development Law Institute
County Bar Association
County Bar Pro Bono Clinic, Volunteer
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
Jim Beck has represented clients in
numerous cases involving business litigation, governmental entities, employer
defense, insurance defense, and general litigation.
Noteworthy cases include:
Daniel Rodgers v. Lavern Dale Gustum – obtained jury
verdict in favor of defendant in clear liability “T-Bone” automobile accident
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.
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.
Tate v. Montgomery Housing Authority – obtained complete
dismissal on behalf of housing authority in suit alleging due process
W. Couch v. Mance Westbrooks – obtained trial
verdict in favor of client in automobile accident case.
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