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T. Brian Hoven


 Birmingham, AL


Mary Franken
Phone: 205-983-8339
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Kathryn Caterinichia
Phone: 205-983-8231
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About Brian

For the first six years of Brian Hoven’s career, he represented Alabama insurance companies and their insured. He now devotes his practice to representing individuals who have been injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. Hoven has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials and bench trials. Hoven recently secured a jury verdict for $500,000.00 on behalf of an injured client. Hoven has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating, recognizing peers rated for the highest level of professional excellence. Hoven has been recognized by the Super Lawyers organization as a “Rising Star” and in 2010, Hoven was recognized by the Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter as one of the “Most Prolific Trial Attorneys” in Alabama. In the March 2013 issue of the Birmingham Magazine, he was recognized as one of Birmingham’s “Top Attorneys” by his peers.

Hoven currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at Cumberland School of Law, where he teaches basic skills in trial advocacy. Hoven also volunteers his time as a bench judge and scoring judge for various law school trial competitions and moot court competitions. He previously served on the Board of Directors with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society and in 2013 served as chairman of its legislative advocacy committee. In 2011, Hoven served on the Associate Board for the Alabama Arthritis Foundation.

In his personal time, Brian enjoys college football, traveling, cooking, the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. During the fall, you can find Brian in Tuscaloosa cheering on the Crimson Tide.

Awards & Recogntion

2013 Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney

2010 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter “Most Prolific Trial Attorney”

2007 Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Advocacy Award

2006 Trial Competition Team Best Advocate

Martindale-Hubbell AV rated

Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017 and 2018

National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

2013 Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney

2010 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter “Most Prolific Trial Attorney”

2007 Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Advocacy Award

2006 Trial Competition Team Best Advocate

  • Education

    University of Alabama
    Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 2003

    Tulane University Law School International Business Law Program, Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary (London)
    Business Law Certificate, 2006

    Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
    Juris Doctor, 2007

    University of Alabama School of Law
    Master of Laws, Cum Laude, 2014

  • Speaking Engagements

    “Litigating Low-Impact Collision Cases,” National Business Institute, August 9, 2013.

    “Liens in Personal Injury Settlements,” IPE, August 13, 2013.

    “Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation,” National Business Institute, December 14, 2012.

    “Complying with the Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethics during Litigation” & “Enhancing your Interview Techniques” given at Halfmoon LLC’s Litigation Skills seminar, March of 2010.

  • Professional Memberships

    Alabama State Bar Association
    Birmingham Bar Association
    Alabama Association for Justice

  • Experience & Cases

    Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C., June 2013 – Present

    Cumberland School of Law
    Adjunct Professor

    Gaines, Gault & Hendrix, P.C., March 2013 – June 2013

    Gaines, Gault, Hendrix & Bishop, P.C., September 2011 – March 2013

    Gaines, Wolter & Kinney, P.C., September 2007 – September 2011

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys is known nationwide for providing outstanding legal advice and excellent representation. We have recovered over $700 million in lawsuits involving 18 wheeler trucking litigation, wrongful death litigation, commercial vehicle litigation, motorcycle litigation, catastrophic litigation, and mass torts involving medical devices and bad drug litigation. Our prowess in the legal arena comes from our combined years of trial and complex litigation experience.

We founded our practice on the belief that the 7th amendment and the civil jury system is the best means to provide compensation to injured parties and deter wrongdoers from injuring others in the future.