J. Michael Bowling
Mike Bowling’s legal practice has evolved over the years since he was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1996, but is still primarily litigation driven. He defends clients against a variety of claims, including class actions, cases related to the mining of aggregate, coal, and other natural resources, the use of explosives, employment related cases, workers’ compensation claims, premises liability actions and business related torts. In addition to defending his clients against any and all manner of lawsuits, Mr. Bowling also counsels his clients on a wide array of business issues and litigation preventative measures.
He currently represents three of the nations largest providers of explosives products and services. In addition to defending these companies against claims related to the sale, use, and distribution of explosives throughout the Southeast, he counsels them on the day to day operation of their businesses. Mr. Bowling provides similar services to many surface coal mining operations and quarrying operations throughout the State of Alabama. He is a regular speaker at the annual Quarry Academy put on by Dyno Nobel and has spoken at explosives conferences in Birmingham, Alabama, Miami, Florida, and San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Bowling represents individuals and many small businesses in the State of Alabama, defending them against personal injury litigation, and providing them with counsel regarding the development of litigation preventative measures, federal and state employment regulations, and other general business issues. His practice includes trying multiple cases to verdict each year, which range from million dollar disputes involving the sale of construction materials to personal injury claims arising out of automobile accidents.
Mr. Bowling has tried cases to verdict in Federal Court and throughout the State of Alabama. He has tried cases in Alabama State Court as far North as Morgan County and as far South as Mobile County. He has also obtained several reported decisions from both the Alabama Supreme Court and the Court of Civil Appeals.