Donald G. Beebe

Donald G. Beebe

Of Counsel

Donald G. Beebe has over forty years’ experience in litigation both defending and prosecuting cases nationwide. Mr. Beebe has an AV Preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Environmental, in Mobile, Alabama for the year 2012 by Best Lawyers. He has tried cases in over twenty states defending mass tort and product liability actions. This experience includes defending a mass tort trial of over 10,000 plaintiffs in Baltimore, Maryland (in re: Abate) as well as mass tort actions in Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Texas, New York, Colorado and Hawaii.

Mr. Beebe has served as defense counsel in toxic tort litigation, pollution claims and products liability actions. He also was plaintiff counsel in insurance bad faith claims in Colorado and Alabama. Mr. Beebe recently defended over 300 pollution, noise/nuisance cases and received two separate defense verdicts. (Caster v. IPSCO Steel and Aldridge v. IPSCO Steel) As a result of these verdicts and an unsuccessful appeal, all of the remaining cases were dismissed with prejudice. He has argued several cases before the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has argued numerous cases before the Alabama Supreme Court.

Mr. Beebe has published several articles in the areas of trial practice. He has presented at seminars throughout the country. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and has been admitted to practice before the Southern, Middle and Northern District Courts in Alabama, the Southern and Northern District Courts of Mississippi and the Middle District Court of Illinois, as well as both the 5th and the 11th Federal Circuits Courts of Appeal. He has been successfully admitted pro hac vice in numerous states across the country. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Jones, Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.


College: Mercer University, B.A., 1973
Law School: Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., cum laude, 1976


1976, Alabama
U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
Additional Info
Executive Editor, Cumberland Law Review, 1975-1976
Author: “Constitutionality of Louisiana Sequestration Statute,” 5 Cumberland Law Review 139, “Dealing With Contributory Negligence In Alabama,” Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal, 1982; “Preparation of Worker’s Compensation Case From Plaintiff’s Viewpoint,” presented Alabama State Bar, 1982
Instructor, Preparation of Worker’s Compensation Case from Plaintiff’s Viewpoint, 1982 and Worker’s Compensation and Heart Attacks presented, 1985, Alabama CLE Program
President, Trial Advocacy Board, 1975-1976

Areas Of Practice

Civil Law
Business Insurance Claims
Insurance Fraud
Products Liability


Mobile and Birmingham (Member Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section, 1977-1978) Bar Associations
Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President, 1979)
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1978-1983)
Alabama Judicial College Faculty Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Defense Research Institute