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About Craig Niedenthal
Attorney

Mr. Niedenthal has now been practicing for 30 years. For the initial 18 years of his legal career, Mr. Niedenthal worked as a lawyer representing automotive manufacturers such as Nissan, Honda and General Motors throughout the country in products liability litigation. Upon realizing his true calling was in helping those who had been injured and wronged, 14 years ago, Mr. Niedenthal began handling products liability cases and other complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. This has included cases against automotive manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. The ability to fight for someone who has had significant tragedy in their life and be able to provide them some hope for the future has been an incredible gift of this journey. Mr. Niedenthal has had the privilege of representing parents who lost their child due to suicide caused by an anti-depressants, husbands and children who lost their mother due to the taking of a “bad drug”, and in one case, an entire family who lost 3 family members and were left with 2 family members severely brain damaged all in one car crash due to the complete lack of care shown by a corporation in accepting responsibility for dangerous conditions it was causing to the roadway.

Mr. Niedenthal brings a different perspective to cases because he has handled cases from “the other side”. He knows how they view cases, what strategies they may try, and how they evaluate cases. It permits him to anticipate how they will react to certain claims and know the potential moves before they even happen. This experience on both sides also provides Mr. Niedenthal with different thoughts on issues than other attorneys representing the injured and wronged because for the first 18 years of his practice, he handled complex litigation on behalf of corporate America.

Mr. Niedenthal is licensed to practice in Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. He has given seminars and presentations throughout the country on issues ranging from how to pursue a products claim against a pharmaceutical company to how to address issues of production of electronic discovery in complex litigation.

Assistant(s):

Gabrielle Curtis
Phone: 205-983-8238
Email: gcurtis@asilpc.com

Marcia Clark
Phone: 205-983-8545
Email: mclark@asilpc.com

Awards & Recognition:

  • 2016 Top Lawyers-B Metro Magazine
  • Chair, CLE Committee, Birmingham Bar Association, 2011
  • Elected Co-Chair of Trasylol Litigation Group, American Association of Justice, 2007

Experience & Cases:

Alexander Shunnarah Person Injury Attorneys, P.C.
Senior Attorney, 2013 to current

Niedenthal Law Firm, P.C.
Owner, 2008-2013

Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris, P.C.
Shareholder, 2001-2007

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Shareholder, 1984-2001

Akerman, Senterfitt
Associate, 1983-1984

Solo Practice University
Faculty-2009-current

Professional Memberships:

Alabama State Bar

Florida State Bar

Tennessee State Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Education:

Tulane University
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude - 1983
- Tulane Moot Court Board Member
- Participant combined B.A. - J.D. Honors Program
- Graduate Representative Tulane University Senate

Tulane University
Bachelor of Arts., Cum Laude – 1981

Publications and News:

Social Networking for Attorneys: From Blogging to Tweeting, Birmingham Bar Association, December 2009

E-Discovery: The Judge, The Plaintiff, The Defendant & Other Things…Where Are We Now?, Birmingham Bar Association, September 2009

Liens and Subrogation, Birmingham Bar Association, March 2008

E-Discovery: The Plaintiff’s Perspective; ABICLE (Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education) – November 2007

Discovery of Electronic Evidence; Birmingham Bar Association – 2003, 2007

Hot Topics in Products Liability Litigation; Birmingham Bar Association – 2004

Settlements for Estates and Minors; Birmingham Bar Association – 2004

It’s the Drug, Not the Disease – A Discussion of the Status and Issues regarding SSRI

Litigation; American Bar Association – Toxic Tort Section – 2005

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