CHARLENE P. FORD
Ms. Ford concentrated her practice in the areas of class actions, complex litigation, small business law and business litigation as well as appellate practice. She is a member of the Alabama Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association.
Ms. Ford is a graduate of the University of Montevallo (B.S., summa cum laude, 1982) and Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., summa cum laude, 1993) where she was a Member (1991-1993) and Comment Editor (1992-1993) of the Cumberland Law Review. Following law school, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge William M. Acker, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. Ms. Ford is the author of “Rule 11: Due Process Reconsidered,” 22 Cumberland Law Review 729, 1991-1992. She was born in Limestone County, Alabama.
Reported Cases: PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. v. Book, 538 U.S. 401, 123 S.Ct. 1531 (2003); Klay v. Humana, Inc., 382 F.3d 1241 (11th Cir. 2004); McFarlin v. Conseco Services, L.L.C., 381 F.3d 1251 (11th Cir. 2004); In re Humana Inc. Managed Care Litigation, 333 F.3d 1247 (11th Cir. 2003); In re Humana Inc. Managed Care Litigation, 285 F.3d 971 (11th Cir. 2002); In re Managed Care Litigation, 246 F.Supp.2d 1363 (Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2003); In re Managed Care Litigation, 236 F.Supp.2d 1336 (S.D. Fla. 2002); In re Managed Care Litigation, 209 F.R.D. 678 (S.D. Fla. 2002); In re Managed Care Litigation, 135 F. Supp.2d 1235 (S.D. Fla. 2001); Moore v. Liberty Nat. Ins.Co., 108 F.Supp.2d 1266 (N.D. Ala. 2000); Avis Rent A Car Systems, Inc. v. Heilman, 876 So.2d 1111 (Ala. 2003); Yeager v. General Motors Acceptance Corp., 719 So.2d 210 (Ala. 1998); Johnson v. Garlock, 682 So.2d 25 (Ala. 1996). Ms. Ford is Of Counsel to the Firm.