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Chris Estes

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Mobile, AL

Estes Law Firm LLC
105 North Conception Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: 251-476-9009
Fax: 251-445-3269
Email: Chris Estes
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Alabama Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%), Insurance Coverage (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Former Injury Defense lawyer NOW dedicated to solely representing individuals and their families throughout Alabama and Mississippi who have been injured, harmed or damaged in any way. The mission of the Estes Law Firm is to provide individuals and their families with the same representation and resources as the corporations and insurance companies demand from the big defense law firms they retain. 

Prior to founding the Estes Law Firm, Chris Estes defended insurance companies, corporations, nursing homes and trucking companies for 16 years.  Chris even served as the Managing Partner for a large defense firm and was on a Regional Panel Counsel for what was then the largest nursing home chain in the world. Chris knows first-hand how corporations handle claims when individuals and their families are injured, damaged and even wrongfully killed.  The Estes Law Firm was founded with one simple and straightforward purpose – to represent real people who have been injured, damaged or harmed in any way.

Chris Estes serves as the Managing Partner of the Estes Law Firm and also serves as a Temporary Judge (on a part time basis when needed by the Court) for the Probate Court of Mobile County, and has presided on over 200 cases in Mobile County since accepting the appointment as a Judge in 2018.

The Estes Law Firm is dedicated to helping real people and their families with cases involving wrongful death, serious personal injury, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, car and big truck accidents, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice and class actions.

Bar Requirement: No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

About Chris Estes

First Admitted: 1998, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://esteslegal.com/firm/

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1998
  • University of Fribourg School of Law, Switzerland, 1996
  • Spring Hill College, B.S., cum laude, 1991

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Judge Pro Tempore for Probate Court of Mobile County, Alabama. In 2018, Chris Estes accepted an appointment to serve as a Temporary Judge (on a part time basis when needed by the Court in Mobile County).  Since 2018, Chris Estes has presided on over 200 cases in Mobile County, Alabama., 2018
  • George P. Taylor Outstanding Advocacy Award, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1996
  • Alabama Bar Association - licensed to practice in all state courts in Alabama, 1998
  • Mississippi Bar Association - licensed to practice in all state courts in Mississippi, 2000

Videos

  • Chris Estes of Estes Law firm in Mobile, Alabama announces that the firm will be releasing Internal Firm Videos in 2020 to provide On-Demand Answers to common legal questions. The series of On-Demand Video Answers will cover various questions and issues posed to the firm over the last several years. The Videos will be made available at NO CHARGE for viewing. Video Answers by Attorney Chris Estes will be released throughout the year on questions that are submitted to The Estes Law Firm covering legal questions for the State of Alabama and Mississippi. Bar Req't: Video answers provided by attorney Chris Estes. Videos are solely for educational purposes, not intended to be legal advice and do not create an attorney client relationship. Videos are no substitute for consulting an attorney. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers, Estes Law Firm to Release Series of VIDEO answers to common legal questions, Attorney, Plaintiffs, , 2019
  • Rule #1 - Watch for SCREWS in your hamburgers. Rule # 2- If you bite down on a screw, you better ... Get Estes!!! A Real Client of Estes Law Firm gives some Real Advice on a Real Case and a Real Review of Estes Law Firm and Attorney Chris Estes. AL Bar Requirement: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. Background information available upon request., Better Get Estes!!! Real Client gives some Real Advice., Attorney, Plaintiffs, , 2021
  • ACTUAL Client Review of Estes Law Firm and of Attorney Chris Estes of Mobile, Alabama. This in NOT a paid advertisement. These are NOT an actors. These are ACTUAL clients of the Estes Law Firm sharing ACTUAL results from their cases and ACTUAL reviews of attorney Chris Estes and The Estes Law Firm. These clients were NOT PAID to give the lawyer reviews or client testimonials contained in these videos. These are REAL people sharing REAL results and REAL attorney reviews from REAL cases. AL Bar Requirement: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. Background information available upon request., REAL Clients of Estes Law Firm share REAL Results - Review of Attorney Chris Estes, Attorney, Plaintiffs, , 2020
  • Attorney Chris Estes of the Estes Law Firm in Mobile, Alabama explains how to settle a damage claim with an insurance company without having to hire or pay a lawyer. Attorney Chris Estes shares the # 1 tip on video that should be done to protect property in the event a claim has to be made with an insurance company for a loss or damage in Alabama or Mississippi. Attorney Chris Estes also shows how to use a simple phone to document and preserve evidence to support an insurance claim. The Estes Law Firm in Mobile, Alabama regularly represents individuals, families and small businesses with claims made with insurance companies in Alabama and Mississippi. In his prior practice, Attorney Chris Estes defended insurance companies for 16 years. Attorney Chris Estes now explains the process step-by-step an individual can use to collect the evidence necessary to submit a damage claim to an insurance company. The following steps, if followed, will make submitting a claim to an insurance company much more successful: Steps: 1. Make a phone camera video of each room of the property that is insured NOW - do not wait until a loss has occurred. The video should be made now with the property owner narrating what is being seen on the video. Attorney Chris Estes of the Estes Law Firm explains each step to properly document the property, its age, value, etc. 2. Save the video footage to the cloud, on a disc, on a thumb drive or somewhere that is separate from the property that is insured. Attorney Chris Estes explains that the video should be stored offsite to protect the footage in the event of a complete destruction of the property. 3. Use the video footage to substantiate a claim with an insurance company. Attorney Chris Estes explains that video footage of the property that was damaged or lost will go a long way in convincing the insurance company of the value of the property. AL Bar Requirement: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. Background information available upon request., How to Settle WITHOUT Paying a Lawyer - #1 Tip explained by Attorney Chris Estes, Attorney, Plaintiffs, , 2020
  • 5 RULES OF COURTROOM DRESS - What Should and Should NOT be worn to Court. What to Wear to Court, to a deposition, to a hearing or to a mediation is explained by Mobile, AL attorney Chris Estes of The Estes Law Firm. ***WARNING*** The images and commentary in this video are NOT intended to make fun of the way some people dress. Attorney Chris Estes of the Estes Law Firm provides the non-sugar-coated TRUTH about what should and should NOT be worn to Court. This video and the commentary are based on 20+ years of Courtroom experience throughout the southeast. Attorney Chris Estes explains and gives specific examples of what to wear to Court and examples of what you should not wear to Court. Attorney Chris Estes of The Estes Law Firm explains the following 5 Rules for what should be worn to court and what should NOT be worn to court: 1. No screen prints should be worn to Court. Attorney Chris Estes gives colorful examples of the types of screen prints that have been observed in Court and explains why it is not a good idea to wear such clothing to court. 2. No excess jewelry should be worn to court. Attorney Chris Estes explains why large amounts of jewelry can be distracting to a jury. 3. As best as possible, Attorney Chris Estes explains how some people on a jury could make a negative inference based on tattoos. Attorney Chris Estes advises to cover up tattoos as best as possible while at court. 4. No Club Clothes should be worn to court. Attorney Chris Estes gives rather unique examples of what has been observed at Court and advises clients to leave those type clothes at home when going to Court. Save them for the club! 5. What should be worn to Court is what is often referred to as your Sunday Best or your Church Clothes. Attorney Chris Estes explains what is meant by that term and how to look your best for Court.  Bar Req't: Video answers provided by attorney Chris Estes. Videos are solely for educational purposes, not intended to be legal advice and do not create an attorney client relationship. Videos are no substitute for consulting an attorney. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers., 5 Rules Of Courtroom Dress - What To Wear To Court | Examples, Attorney, Plaintiffs, , 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Chris Estes serves as a Temporary Judge for the Probate Court of Mobile County. At this seminar, Chris presented Practical Tips to the seminar attendees for the handling of cases on the Involuntary Commitment Dockets., Presenter, Partner, Mobile County Probate Court, Attorneys, 2019

Honors/Awards

  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Lawyers, Partner, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
  • 2019 Top 100 National Trial Lawyers Association, Partner, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Lawyer, Partner, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2020

Representative Clients

  • 5 Star Google Review by Robert:  "Chris was more than helpful when explaining certain class action lawsuits in both Mississippi and Alabama. He took the time to thoroughly explain what the next steps I need to take and who to contact for consumer protection in my area. He was extremely knowledgeable and was very familiar with the details of my issue. I would highly recommend Chris Estes for any class action or complex litigation cases.", 2021
  • Ruth:  Honesty, integrity -definitely 2 things hard to come by these days, and to find both in Mr Estes... don't look any further, if he cannot help you or he does not feel he could do the very best for you, he will find you someone who can. DO NOT CALL ANYONE ELSE, 2020
  • 5 Star Google Review - Chris Helms: Chris Estes answered all of my questions and concerns in a way that I could understand. His wisdom offered me the insight to navigate through channels that I would have otherwise not considered. When you find a lawyer that truly cares about your best interest above & beyond compensation that is when you stop and save the phone number into your contacts as “My #1 Lawyer”. Thanks for everything Chris!, 2020
  • Former Client - Reginald:  Attorney Chris Estes came highly recommended and I'm so glad that I followed through with The Estes Law Firm. It has been rewarding in so many aspects because when I came to attorney Chris Estes I was so frustrated and he leveled with me about my case and he was very truthful with me. Attorney Chris Estes made things right and I am forever grateful. Everyone I encountered during my time that I was going through my situation, were so nice and courteous. Attorney Chris Estes did a tremendous job on my case. I recommend the Estes Law Firm 100%., 2021

Verdicts/Settlements

  • In June 2021, Chris Estes tried a toxic mold contamination case to a jury in Mobile County on behalf of a condominium owner. The trial resulted in a $600,000 judgment in favor of the plaintiff.  , 2021
  • In August 2021, Chris Estes settled and resolved a serious car accident case involving life changing injuries to his client. Chris Estes was able to obtain the policy limits on all available insurance form the tortfeasor (the person who caused the crash) and from the Plaintiff's own insurance company through an Underinsured Motorist Claim. The case was contested and strongly litigated for several years., 2021
  • In August 2021, Chris Estes successfully settled and resolved a product liability case on behalf of a home owner against a manufacturer and contractor.  The amount of the settlement is confidential.  The case was hotly litigated for over two years. As a result of the resolution, the home owner was able to repair her home and was compensated for the mental anguish she endured., 2021

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Nominating Committee Member, Mobile County Bar Association, 2021
  • Treasurer, Mobile County Bar Association , 2018
  • Tri-The-Gulf Planning Committee, Mobile County Bar Foundation, 2021

Industry Groups

  • Car Accident Victims
  • Individuals and their Family Members
  • Medical Malpractice Victims
  • People injured by dangerous and defective products
  • People injured due to negligence of others
  • Plaintiffs
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Office Location for Chris Estes

105 North Conception Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Last Updated: 12/3/2021

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