Hubbard, Wiggins, McIlwain, & Brakefield, P.C.

Attorneys at Law

Christopher L. McIlwain

Christopher L. McIlwain, Christopher L. McIlwain, born Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 21, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, Alabama and U. S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1984, U. S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Alabama (B.A., 1977; J.D., 1980). Staff, Law and Psychology Review, 1978-1980. Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Internist of Hon. Frank McFadden, U. S. District Judge, Northern District of Alabama, 1979. Member: Tuscaloosa County (Member, Executive Committee, 1985­- 1988), Alabama and American Bar Associations (Litigation; Tort and Insurance Practice Sec­ tions); Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute. Author, “Clear as Mud: Insurer's Rights and Duties Where Coverage Under a Liability Policy Is Questionable”, 27 Cumb. L. Rev. 31 (1997); “The Comprehensive General Liability Policy in Alabama: Coverage Provisions”, 48 Ala. Law. 326 (1987); “The Homeowners Insurance Policy in Alabama: Coverage, Exclusions and Conditions”; “Building Contractor's Recovery for Incomplete Performance”, 51 Ala. Law. 230 (1990); “The Qualified Immunity Defense in the Eleventh Circuit and It’s Application to Excessive Force Claims”, 49 Ala. L. Rev. 941 (1998); “Backstab: Competing with the Departing Employee”, 29 Cumb. L. Rev. 615 (1999); “The Top Ten Ways of Avoiding Sexual Harassment Liability”, 61 Ala. Law. 194 (2000); “Better Late than Never: Notice Requirements in Liability Insurance Policies”, 19 Ala. Def. Law. Assoc. J. 8 (2003);"Smith v. Mattox: One Step Backward in the Eleventh Circuit's Quest for a Qualified Immunity Standards", 29 Stetson Law Rev. 749 (2000); "Minimum Standards for Adjusting Liability Insurance Claims in Alabama", 20 Ala. Def. Law. Assoc. J. 10 (2004); “The professional Services Exclusion in Alabama: A Trap For The Unwary Insurers,” 25 Ala. Def. Law. Assoc. J. 31 (2009); "Necromancing the Stone: Conjuring the Alabama Common Law Collateral Source Rule Back To Life," 27 Ala. Def. Lawyers Assoc. J. 35 (2011); "A Coverage Checklist For Alabama CGL Policies" (2011)

Concentrations:  General and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Labor law, Construction Law and Constitutional Law.