Mr. Lamberth attributes his passion for the law to his grandfather, who although not a lawyer, had profound impact on his life. His grandfather was the assistant superintendant of schools in Norfolk, Virginia at the time the United States Supreme Court handed down Brown v. Board of Education, the case that held that forced segregation in schools or elsewhere is illegal. After becoming superintendant of schools, his grandfather was charged with carrying out the mandates of the Supreme Court, and integrating Norfolk’s schools, which he did with great courage and commitment to the law. He was later honored by local lawyers and politicians for “changing things through law and reason,” by providing “intelligent and compassionate answers to the needs of citizens which will provide an alternative to violent protests.”
Today, Mr. Lamberth strives to carry forth, on behalf of his clients, this same sense of justice, integrity, and commitment. These characteristics have served him well as he was named co-lead counsel in several class actions against the nation’s largest automobile loan companies relating to their discriminatory lending policies. Working for small business and individuals victimized by corporate wrongdoing, he has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in various types of complex litigation and personal injury cases.
He is dedicated to his community and church. He has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Mobile Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides literally thousands of hours of free legal assistance in Mobile County to those who cannot afford it. As an avid outdoorsman, he has volunteered his time to protect the environment, serving on the Board of the Alabama Rivers Alliance and is past the Chairman of the Coastal Conservation Association Alabama. He is a member of the 2010 Class of Leadership Mobile, and currently serves as an Executive Committee member of the Alabama Association for Justice. He, his wife Kelley, and his children Key, Libba, and Win attend Covenant Presbyterian Church in Mobile, where he currently facilitates an adult Sunday school class.
Mr. Lamberth grew up and went to high school in Mobile. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. He then attended Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. While in law school, he served on the Cumberland Law Review and participated in numerous mock trial and moot court competitions. He graduated from Cumberland in 1998 with honors. After graduating, he served as law clerk to Justice Champ Lyons, Jr. of the Alabama Supreme Court. He then entered private practice in 1999.
Mr. Lamberth is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Mississippi and has been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as all federal district courts in Alabama and Mississippi. He has handled cases all across the United States. His areas of practice include personal injury, complex business litigation, product liability, industrial, trucking and automobile accidents, class actions, environmental and toxic torts, admiralty (injuries on or near our navigable waters), oil and gas litigation, and insurance fraud and bad faith.
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