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Michael K. Beard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.
800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 600-D
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: 205-879-1981
Fax: 205-879-1986
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2011 - 2021
Licensed in Alabama Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%), Business Litigation (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Insurance Coverage (20%)
Attorney Profile

Michael (Mike) K. Beard is a partner with Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., a Birmingham, Alabama, law firm focusing on plaintiff's personal injury litigation, business litigation and insurance disputes. Mike's own practice centers on product liability, business and medical-related torts and on insurance fraud and insurance bad faith claims.

Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law in 1980. While in law school, he was elected to the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and Curia Honoris society. Mike is currently an active member of the Alabama Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the Birmingham, Alabama, State and American Bar Associations. He has also been listed in the last two editions of Woodward & White's “Best Lawyers in America” publication, and is the author of the article "The Impact of Changes in the Health Care Provider Reimbursement Systems on the Recovery of Damages for Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Suits," published in the spring 1998 issue of The American Journal of Trial Advocacy and co-author of "Arbitrary Healthcare Pricing and the Misuse of Hospital Lien Statutes by Healthcare Providers," published in the Fall 2014 issue of The American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

Montgomery Office

445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050
Montgomery, AL 36104

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008, 2011 - 2021

About Michael K. Beard

First Admitted: 1980, Alabama

Professional Webpage: http://www.mrblaw.com/Who-We-Are/Michael-K-Beard.shtml

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Honors/Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Transportation Law, 2007 - Present

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, B.S., 1977

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Alabama, 1980
  • Member, Executive Committee, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama Association for Justice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
  • Member, Alabama State Bar
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1981
  • Member, American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Impact of Changes in Health Care Provider Reimbursement Systems on The Recovery of Damages For Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Suits, 21 Am. J. Trial Adv. 453, Spring, 1998
  • Who Is a Proper Defendant Under the "Alabama Extended Manufacturer's Liability Doctrine?", 40 Alabama Lawyer 359, July, 1979
  • Arbitrary Healthcare Pricing and the Misuse of Hospital Lien Statutes by Healthcare Providers, 38 Am. J. Trial Adv. 2, Fall, Co-Author, 2014
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Office Location for Michael K. Beard

800 Shades Creek Parkway
Suite 600-D
Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-879-1981

Fax: 205-879-1986

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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