Lloyd W. Gathings

Top rated Products Liability attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

Gathings Law
Lloyd W. Gathings
Gathings Law

Practice Areas: Products Liability, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 1976

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2023

Gathings Law

2140 11th Ave S
Suite 210
Birmingham, AL 35205 Visit website


The founding partner at Gathings Law, Lloyd W. Gathings focuses his practice on complex civil litigation at both the individual and class action level. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Alabama and Florida, Mr. Gathings is also admitted to practice before several federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 6th, 7th and 11th Circuits.

Mr. Gathings provides advice and counsel for people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have included toxic torts, medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, workplace accidents, and defective products, and his background also includes business torts. Mr. Gathings has acted as lead or co-counsel in many trials that have resulted in negotiated settlements or jury awards greater than $1 million, and his colleagues have taken note of his successful track record and his superb ethics. Among the accolades that he has received are an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Majoring in chemistry, Mr. Gathings attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a bachelor's degree in 1972. He then pursued his legal education at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, and he served on the Cumberland Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor summa cum laude in 1976. Mr. Gathings is frequently asked to deliver presentations to groups of fellow attorneys on topics related to his practice area, and he has had several articles published. A member of the Alabama Association for Justice and other legal groups, he is active in several community organizations as well.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Class Actions, Construction Accident, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Toxic Mold, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30% Environmental Litigation
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1976, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://gathingslaw.com/our-attorneys/lloyd-gathings/

  • Recognized as one of Birmingham Biz Magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyers
  • Featured in Newsweek magazine and Fortune Magazine as one of America’s Premier Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who
  • Voted as AV Peer Review Rated
  • Voted by peers for Alabama Super Lawyer Status
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Continuing Legal Education courses for Cumberland School of Law, Presenter
  • Continuing Legal Education courses for Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Presenter
  • Continuing Legal Education courses for Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Presenter
  • The Cumberland Law Review, Author
  • Continuing Legal Education courses for Birmingham Bar Association, Presenter
  • Continuing Legal Education courses for Alabama School of Law, Presenter
  • The Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Author
  • The Alabama Lawyer, Author
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Directors and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alabama Lawyers for Children
  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts in Tennessee
  • United States District Courts in Illinois
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the 5th Circuit
  • United States District Courts in Mississippi
  • United States District Courts in Florida
  • United States District Courts in Alabama
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the 7th Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the 6th Circuit
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the 11th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member

Office location for Lloyd W. Gathings

2140 11th Ave S
Suite 210
Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-725-6733


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2023

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