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Stephen (Steve) Wiggins received his undergraduate degree from Samford University with a major in chemistry. After employment in the pharmaceutical industry, he returned to law school, where he served as an associate editor of the Cumberland Law Review.

In more than 37 years of practice in Tuscaloosa, Mr. Wiggins has handled a broad range of cases, including wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, premises liability, fraud, defamation, insurance bad faith, professional malpractice, real estate litigation, will contests, probate litigation, construction, and contract litigation, as well as other types of cases. In addition, he regularly represents clients in property matters, drafting of wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, probate estate administration, and other elder law matters. He maintains an AV rating by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

Mr. Wiggins was born in Andalusia, Alabama, and is married to the former Ann Ayer of Huntsville, Alabama. They have two children and three grandchildren. They are active members of Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa.

Practice Specialties:

Civil Trials and Appeals

Business Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Property Law

Insurance Litigation

Construction and Contract law

Wills and Probate

Admissions:

Alabama State Bar (1977)

United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Associations:

Alabama State Bar Association

Tuscaloosa County Bar Association

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Registered on the Alabama State Court Mediation Roster

Registered on the Alabama Arbitrator Roster

Community Involvement:

Tuscaloosa Rotary Club (past president)

Christ Episcopal Church (Clerk of the Vestry)

Community Soup Bowl (volunteer and director)

West Alabama Aids Outreach (director)

Counseling Ministry Professionals (director)

Representative Reported Cases:

Howard, et al. v. Lillco Corporation, et al., 920 So.2d 553 (Ala. 2005)

Foto USA, Inc. v. Board of Regents of the University System of Florida,

141 F.3d 1032 (11th Cir. 1998)

Cook v. Aetna Insurance Company, 661 So.2d 1169 (Ala. 1995)

Aetna Casualty & Surety Company v. Turner, 662 So.2d 237 (Ala. 1995)

Rothman, et al. v. Gamma Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 559 So.2d 9 (Ala. 1992)

Tuscaloosa Orthopedic Appliance Company, Inc. v. Wyatt, 460 So.2d 156 (Ala. 1984)

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