T. Brian Hoven

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys
2900 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-558-9724
Fax: 205-983-8439
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A lawyer at Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, T. Brian Hoven devotes his entire practice to personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He provides representation to clients throughout the state of Alabama from the firm’s office in Birmingham.

Mr. Hoven majored in communications at the University of Alabama and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2003. He then went on to attend the Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 2007. While in law school, he also obtained a certificate in business law by studying abroad through the Tulane University Law School’s International Business Law Program. Mr. Hoven also received a Master of Laws cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Mr. Hoven uses his previous experience as an insurance company defense attorney to better represent his current clients who have been harmed as the result of the negligence or recklessness of other parties. His caseload since becoming a plaintiff’s attorney has encompassed medical malpractice, defective products, workplace accidents, and truck and other types of motor vehicle crashes, and he has been able to obtain significant amounts of compensation both through settlements that he has negotiated out of court as well as through jury awards at the conclusion of trials.

Mr. Hoven is held in high regard by his fellow attorneys for his successful track record and dedication to his clients, and this is reflected in his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well as his selection to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. He has been admitted to practice before all Alabama state courts since 2007.

*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
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

About T. Brian Hoven

Admitted: 2007, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://shunnarah.com/attorneys/thoven/


  • Mr. Hoven has successfully tried numerous cases to a verdict in courts all over Alabama. Mr. Hoven's most recent success came in March of 2018 when oven obtained a verdict of $500,000.00 in Jefferson County Circuit Court (Bessemer Division) for a client who was injured by the negligence of another motorist. Specifically, Mr. Hoven's client suffered a broken ankle that required surgery and several months of physical therapy. The defendant initially tried to contend that she was not responsible for injuries she caused. At trial, however, the defendant conceded liability and the jury ultimately awarded a verdict of $500,000.00 in favor of Mr. Hoven's client.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Greater Birmingham Humane Society
  • Associate Board, Alabama Arthritis Foundation, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Litigating Low-Impact Collision Cases,” National Business Institute, August 9, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Cumberland School of Law
  • “Complying with the Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethics during Litigation” & “Enhancing your Interview Techniques” given at Halfmoon LLC’s Litigation Skills seminar, March of 2010
  • “Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation,” National Business Institute, December 14, 2012
  • “Liens in Personal Injury Settlements,” IPE, August 13, 2013

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 2003
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Master of Laws, Cum Laude, 2014
  • Tulane University Law School International Business Law Program, Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary (London), Business Law Certificate, 2006


  • 2010 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter “Most Prolific Trial Attorney”
  • Most Prolific Trial Attorneys in Alabama, Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter, 2010
  • 2006 Trial Competition Team Best Advocate
  • 2007 Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Advocacy Award
  • 2013 Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney
  • 2010 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter “Most Prolific Trial Attorney”
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017 and 2018
  • 2006 Trial Competition Team Best Advocate
  • 2007 Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Advocacy Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013 Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney

Industry Groups

  • Trucking
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Office Location for T. Brian Hoven

2900 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: 205-558-9724

Fax: 205-983-8439

Last Updated: 12/8/2020

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