Birmingham

Rylee Davis

Rylee’s practice focuses on automobile and commercial motor-vehicle collisions, premises liability, wrongful death, and other personal injury claims. Rylee is an active member of the Alabama State Bar Association where he is a member of the Young Lawyers section as well as the Litigation section. Before joining Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys as an Attorney, Rylee worked as a law clerk for attorneys Paul A. Spina, III, and Sara Williams.

Rylee graduated from Auburn University in 2018, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration. After his undergraduate studies, Rylee attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2021. During Rylee’s time at Cumberland, he focused on trial advocacy and litigation. Rylee was named Scholar of Merit of his Depositions Skills & Technology course and was a Teaching Fellow for Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy. Rylee was also an active member of Cumberland’s nationally ranked Trial Team, where he competed in several competitions, including Drexel’s Battle of the Experts and AAJ’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Rylee’s advocacy helped his team finish as Region Champions in AAJ’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition and advance to the finals in the other. During his final year on Cumberland’s Trial Team, Rylee was named the Judge James H. Roberts, Jr., Most Valuable Advocate & Trial Team Member.

Rylee was also involved in Cumberland’s Trial Advocacy Board serving as Associate Director of the Parham Williams Trial Competition, Director of the James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition, and served as the Board’s treasurer.

In his free time, Rylee enjoys spending much of his time with his family, friends, and his two Labrador Retrievers, Baylor and Vulcan. Rylee is an avid hunter and also enjoys much of his free time outdoors when he is not fighting for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.

Olivia Hill

Olivia Hill joined Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys as a lawyer in 2021 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama.

Olivia was born and raised in Birmingham, AL where she graduated from the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate school in 2012. Olivia received her Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature and International Studies from the University of Alabama in 2015.

In January of 2017, Olivia began law school at Birmingham School of Law. While in school, Olivia worked as a legal assistant for Attorneys Jason Shamblin and Andrew Moak, was an active member of the Judge Hugh Locke Honor Society, and served as the Dean of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity.

Olivia now lives in Birmingham with her husband, Stanley Sheffield, and their two dogs. They enjoy traveling and exploring the many parks, breweries, and restaurants of Birmingham.

Drew McNutt

Drew started his legal career by clerking for the Honorable Tom King, Jr. in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County. Following his clerkship, Drew spent several years working at an insurance defense firm, representing various insurance companies and their insureds. Since 2004, Drew has devoted his practice to representing injured individuals throughout Alabama and the Southeast. In representing his clients, Drew has served as lead counsel in numerous jury and bench trials, and he has secured favorable verdicts/judgment in both state and federal court, including multiple six figure jury verdicts. In 2020, Drew joined the team at Alexander Shunnarah Injury Lawyers after spending six years working with a regional personal injury firm.

Drew primarily handles cases involving truck and automobile collisions, premises liability, medical malpractice, defective products, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, and industrial/construction accident. In handling these types of cases, Drew is committed to the belief that the attorneys at Alexander Shunnarah Injury Lawyers can “level the playing field” for their clients, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances.

When not working for his clients, Drew and his wife, Brittany, are busy raising their two kids and spending time with friends and family.

Kevin M. Ritchey

I’ve been practicing law since 2003 and am proud to continue my family’s tradition of success as lawyers. I strive to be hard working and detail oriented in order to get the best possible settlement for my clients. I am a member of the Alabama State Bar, the United States Bar Association, and the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Inc. I am a family-oriented person. I have been married to my lovely wife Lisa for 27 years. I have 5 beautiful children and one amazing granddaughter. I am an avid supporter of both amateur and collegiate athletics. I spend most of my weekends watching 3 of my children play college sports at Huntingdon College.

Craig Niedenthal

For the first 18 years of my practice, I handled complex litigation on behalf of corporate America. I worked as a lawyer representing automotive manufacturers such as Nissan, Honda and General Motors throughout the country in products liability litigation. That’s why I bring a different perspective to cases because I know 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. I realized my true calling was in helping those who had been injured and wronged so 19 years ago,I 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. I’m proud to have received Top 10 Attorney Award from National Academy of Personal injury Lawyers as well to have been appointed to Alabama Bar Disciplinary Committee. In my free time I love exercising and am an avid tennis player. I adore spending time with my wife and 2 sons.

Thanasis Demosthenes Nicolau, II

Even after 15 years, I’m still driven by my desire to help the underprivileged. With every new client, I see the opportunity to help them beyond the courtroom. My heart is always in improving my skills for the betterment of the community. This has led to my passions out of the court room including donating to both St. Jude & ASPCA Guardian, doing mock trial workshops and helping to lead the “Bring Back UAB Football” lobbying group that visited the Montgomery Statehouse every two weeks while the legislature was in term.

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