Of Counsel

Rick Stratton

Montgomery, AL

About Rick

Rick Stratton joined the Beasley Allen Law Firm in May 2010 in its Toxic Torts Section. He has more than 30 years of legal experience devoted entirely to civil litigation practice in state and federal courts in Alabama and the South. 

He has experience in a broad range of litigation, including products liability, medical negligence, bad-faith insurance, workplace safety, environmental, toxic torts, civil rights, commercial and vaccine claims.

Background

Rick earned his J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where he was a member of the Cumberland Law Review and the National Mock Trial Team.

Following law school graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Oscar W. Adams, associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Notable Cases

Shortly after joining the firm, Rick focused his practice on the BP Oil Spill litigation. He represented the State of Alabama in its Natural Resource Damage Claims arising from the BP Oil Spill, which were resolved as part of the $18.5 billion agreement to settle federal, state and local government claims in 2015.

Rick also was appointed as Alabama Deputy Attorney General and represented the governor of Alabama in litigation to recover economic damages which contributed to the State of Alabama’s recovery of more than a billion dollars. Currently, Rick represents the State of Alabama and the State of Georgia in opioid litigation.

Rick’s appellate experience includes appeals before numerous state and federal appellate courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. His legal work has earned him an AV Preeminent Rating from his peers. In 2017, he was named the Beasley Allen’s Toxic Torts Section Lawyer of the Year.

Community Involvement

Rick is active with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham and is a frequent Continuing Legal Education lecturer. He is married to Sharon Wall Stratton, has two grown children and three grandchildren.

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar (1986)
  • Florida State Bar (1985)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (2008)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama (2010)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit (2017)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 1985)
  • University of Florida (B.A. 1980)

Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Amicus Curie Committee, Alabama Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors of Alabama Association for Justice
  • Executive Committee, Alabama Association for Justice
  • Public Justice
  • Alabama Public Justice Foundation

Recognition & Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Beasley Allen’s Toxic Torts Section Lawyer of the Year (2017)

Practices

Personal Injury Toxic Exposure

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