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Nicholas W. Armstrong
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NICHOLAS W. ARMSTRONG. Nick Armstrong practices law with the firm Price Armstrong, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama. He represents small businesses and consumers in class actions and consumer fraud cases across the country, obtaining multi-million dollar results for his clients. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the American Association for Justice. Nick has served on the executive committee for the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section, and was named a 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Super Lawyers? Rising Star in the area of Class Action Litigation. Nick has also been peer reviewed and rated A/V Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking awarded for legal ability and professional ethics. Nick received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

James F. Barger
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Jim Barger, Jr. is a founder and partner of Frohsin, Barger, L.L.C., which specializes in a white collar practice including the civil False Claims Act and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). Mr. Barger's pro bono work includes appellate representation of death row inmates. Mr. Barger has been distinguished as both a "Rising Star" and an "Alabama Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers, an "Outstanding Young Lawyer" in Business Alabama, and a "Top Attorney" by Birmingham Magazine. Mr. Barger serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law, teaching White Collar Practice. He is an award-winning travel and fly-fishing writer, having visited more than thirty countries on six continents with by-lines in periodicals such as Field & Stream, Sports Afield, and Sporting Tales. Mr. Barger received his B.A. from Furman University, his M.A. from the University of Mississippi, and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

LaBarron N. Boone
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LABARRON BOONE. LaBarron Boone is in private practice with the firm Beasley Allen in Montgomery, Alabama. His work focuses on cases involving product liability, consumer fraud and personal injury. LaBarron's excellent national reputation in the legal community provides him with the opportunity to lecture and to publish numerous articles for practicing attorneys throughout the country. In 2003 LaBarron received the University of Alabama Black Law Student Association Alumni Honoree Award. He was the recipient of the "Chairman's Award of Excellence" presented by Montgomery County Democratic Committee, and the first ever recipient of the "Hands for Children" Award, presented to him at the Children's Advocacy Center in Montgomery, Alabama. He serves on the Central Alabama Community Foundation Board of Trustees (CACF). LaBarron received Beasley Allen's 2007 Attorney/Litigator of the Year Award, and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Michael D. Ermert
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Mike Ermert is a partner of the law firm Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, L.L.P. of Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to entering the University of Alabama School of Law, Mr. Ermert served as a United States Army officer. Mr. Ermert has served as President of UA Law School?s Order of the Coif chapter and Chair of the Farrah Alumni Society. He has also served as a member of Birmingham Bar Association Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Bar Foundation. Mr. Ermert has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates; selected by Benchmark Litigation as one of the top litigation attorneys in the state of Alabama; selected as an Alabama Super Lawyer; and is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Ermert received his undergraduate degree and his J.D. from the University of Alabama.

David J. Hodge
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DAVID J. HODGE. David Hodge is a member of the firm Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., in Huntsville, Alabama. His practice focuses on products liability cases and mass torts, and also has a strong emphasis on small business representation. Following law school, before joining a firm, David clerked for Judge Inge P. Johnson in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He has been appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Settlement Committee for the multidistrict litigation involving Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation. David is also a member of the Alabama State Bar Association's Judicial Liaison Committee and the Civil Rules Committee. He has gained the distinction of being named one of the top lawyers in Alabama by SuperLawyers Magazine and the National Trial Lawyers organization. He received his undergraduate degree from Samford University and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Elizabeth H. Huntley
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ELIZABETH H. HUNTLEY. Liz Huntley is Of Counsel to the firm Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama. She practices in the areas of banking and financial services, consumer law, business litigation and products liability. Liz serves on DRI's Diversity for Success Seminar Committee and is active in the Alabama Sate and Birmingham Bar Associations. She is also a well-known child advocate, serving on several boards such as Leadership Alabama Board of Directors, Children's First Foundation Board of Directors, and Children's Village Board of Directors, and is also the President and Co-Founder of Project Gear. She has been the recipient of many honors and awards. Liz received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University and her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

F. Inge Johnstone
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F. INGE JOHNSTONE. Inge Johnstone is in private practice with the firm Johnstone Carroll, LLC. His practice focuses on litigation in a wide variety of matters, including insurance disputes, business disputes, fraud, personal injury, maritime injuries, and property litigation. Inge is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, and the American Association of Justice. He has served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Young Lawyer's Section of the Birmingham Bar, Executive Committee. Mr. Johnstone received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Jessica Powers
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Jessica Powers is an associate with King Simmons, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to joining King Simmons, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Robert S. Vance, Jr., and worked for Legal Services of Alabama where she began her litigation career representing indigent clients in foreclosure and ejectment actions. She joined a personal injury law firm a couple of years later, and has been representing those who have been injured or taken advantage of for the past several years. Jessica received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University and her J.D. from the University of Alabama.

Oscar M. Price, IV
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Oscar M. Price IV is co-founder of the firm Price Armstrong, LLC, where he represents a wide variety of individuals and small businesses in personal injury and business disputes, with particular expertise in the area of class actions. An Alabama Super Lawyer and B-Metro magazine Birmingham Rising Star, Oscar also is an active contributor to the community through his attendance at Cathedral Church of the Advent and service on numerous Boards of Directors. Oscar received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and JASONS honor society as an undergraduate and a Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review while in law school.

Robert F. Prince
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Robert Prince is the founding partner of Prince Glover & Hayes in Tuscaloosa, AL. Mr. Prince practices in the areas of personal injury, and environmental litigation. Mr. Prince has served as President of the Tuscaloosa Trial Lawyers Association as well as the Alabama Association for Justice. Mr. Prince also coaches Trial Advocacy competition teams at the University of Alabama School of Law. He received his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Alabama.

J. Mark White
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J. Mark White is a founding partner of White Arnold & Dowd P.C., Birmingham, Alabama, where his practice focuses on white collar crime, environmental and mass tort, personal injury, antitrust and securities litigation. Mr. White has served as President, Alabama State Bar; President, Birmingham Bar Association; and Member, Alabama Judiciary Inquiry Commission. Mr. White received his B.A. from Auburn University and his J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law