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Gregory S. Ritchey’s practice focuses on insurance defense, products liability defense, personal injury, manufactured housing defense, fire-related property and injury defense, appellate practice, commercial litigation, construction defense, mediation, commercial transportation, warranty defense, employment issues, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and arbitration issues. Greg has given seminars on several issues pertaining to his practice areas. He received his B.S. from the University of Alabama in 1985, his J.D. from the University of Alabama in 1988 and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1988. Greg is also member of the Birmingham Bar Association where he has served as its Secretary/Treasurer (2018), multiple times on its Executive Committee as well as being past-president of the Young Lawyers’ Section (1998).Lorman Distinguished Faculty Member

Greg is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® attorney, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, which is based on surveys of attorneys and the judiciary and is an outstanding achievement demonstrating that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics. Greg is regularly listed in B-Metro magazine as one of Birmingham’s “Top Lawyers” and was named as one of Birmingham’s “Top Lawyers” in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions and was named a “Top Rated Lawyer” in Construction Law by American Lawyer Media in 2012. American Lawyer Media publishes national and regional magazines, as well as newspapers. This recognition was published in the November issue of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines.


  • Alabama State Bar
    • Birmingham Bar Association
      • Secretary/Treasurer, 2018
    • Executive Committee, 1998, 2006, 2007 and 2018
    • President, Young Lawyers Section, 1998
    • Vice President, 1996
    • Executive Committee, 1994–1998
    • Chairman, Member Benefits, 1993
    • Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section

Representative cases

  • Landry v. Lincare Inc., No. 13-12903 (11th Cir. Aug. 28, 2014) (unpublished)
  • Ex parte No. 1 Steel, 76 So. 3d 805 (Ala. 2011)
  • Strickland v. Champion Enterprises, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46329 (M.D. Ala. June 26, 2007)
  • BankAmerica Hous. Servs. v. Lee, 833 So. 2d 609 (Ala. 2002)
  • Southern Energy Homes, Inc. v. Davis, 776 So. 2d 770 (Ala. 2001)
  • BankAmerica Hous. Servs. v. Matthews, 718 So. 2d 86 (Ala. Civ. App. July 17, 1998)
  • Transit Homes of Am. V. Homes of Legend, Inc., 173 F. Supp. 2d 1192 (N.D. Ala. Nov. 14, 2001)
  • Transit Homes of Am. V. Homes of Legend, Inc., 173 F. Supp. 2d 1185 (N.D. Ala. Oct. 11, 2001)
  • Ex parte Lincare, Inc., 218 So.3d 331 (Ala. 2016)


  • Certified mediator and in the Alabama Mediator Roster
  • Certified arbitrator and in the Alabama Arbitrator Roster

Awards and honors

  • Recognized multiple times in B-Metro: The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living as one of Birmingham’s “Top Lawyers”
  • Recognized as a “Top Rated Lawyer” in Construction Law by American Lawyer Media in 2012
Areas of practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction defense
  • Construction arbitration
  • Construction claims
  • Construction contracts
  • Construction defects
  • Construction litigation
  • Construction products liability
  • Negligence defense
  • Insurance defense
  • Commercial insurance defense
  • Fire insurance defense
  • General liability defense
  • Personal liability defense
  • Property damage defense
  • Property insurance defense
  • Commercial landlord and tenant law
  • Landlord and tenant law
  • General practice
  • Warranty defense
  • Wills, Trusts and Probate
  • Federal practice
  • Automotive warranty law
  • Breach of warranty
  • Engineering products liability
  • Explosions
  • Heavy equipment products liability
  • Industrial products liability
  • Manufacturers liability
  • Office equipment products liability
  • Product defects
  • Product failure
  • Product warning labels
  • Products liability arbitration
  • Products liability defense
  • Products liability insurance coverage
  • Products liability mediation
  • Recreational products liability
  • Recreational vehicle products liability
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Amusement Device/Trampoline Park Defense
  • Premises Liability
Admitted to practice
  • Alabama, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit