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Thomas R. DeBray, Jr.

Attorney Birmingham
(205) 226-3469
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Education
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2010, 2010 John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
  • University of Mississippi
    B.A., History, 2007, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2010
About Thomas
Q&A
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    I work most often on property damage or dispute and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act cases.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    I love the competition inherent in litigation.  Although many cases eventually settle by mutual agreement, the underlying premise remains—you will beat them, or they will beat you.  I very much prefer the former.

  • Which Courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?
  • How are you involved in your community?
MORE ABOUT Thomas
  • Property damage litigation: Obtained verdict at trial in favor of the client in an action concerning a single motor vehicle accident that caused damage to the client’s utility pole and related equipment. (2011, Alabama Power Company v. Stanfield; et al.)
  • Alabama Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine lawsuit: Secured summary judgment in favor of the client in a lawsuit regarding an alleged foreign object found in ice cream made by the client. (2012, Turner v. Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.)
  • Breach of contract and agency liability lawsuit: Secured summary judgment in favor of the client in an action concerning the financing of a residential heating and cooling unit. (2012, Lanier v. Alabama Power Company)
  • Breach of contract lawsuit: Obtained verdict at trial in favor of the client in a case arising out of the unsuccessful purchase of a vintage American muscle car, a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I. (2012, Bedgood v. McCary)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act litigation: Secured dismissal of the plaintiff’s lawsuit alleging that the client violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  (2013, Bandy v. Midland Funding, LLC)
  • Personal injury lawsuit: Secured summary judgment in favor of the client in a personal injury case arising out of an alleged incident involving a utility pole guy wire.  (2014, Meloni v. Alabama Power Company)
  • Property damage litigation: Obtained summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff-client in an action stemming from an incident that damaged the client’s underground power line. (2014, Alabama Power Company v. Pinpoint Locating, Inc.)  
  • Federal Copyright Act lawsuit: Secured summary judgment, and affirmance on appeal, in favor of the clients in a copyright infringement case concerning artistic renderings of home plans. (2015, Karlson v. Red Door Homes, LLC; et al.)
  • Property damage litigation: Obtained verdict at trial in favor of the plaintiff-client in an action seeking the entry of a permanent injunction against the defendant regarding his unauthorized encroachments on the client’s real property. (2016, Alabama Power Company v. Mims)
        Education
        • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2010, 2010 John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
        • University of Mississippi, B.A., History, 2007, cum laude
        Courts
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2012
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2012
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2012
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2011
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2010
        Professional Affiliations
        • American Bar Association
        • Alabama State Bar
        • Birmingham Bar Association
        • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
        Awards & Accolades
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Rising Star Lawyer, 2015
        • Birmingham Project Corporate Leadership, class of 2015 - 2016
        • Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, 2016
           
        Community Involvement
        • Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association
        • Walking Horse Association of Alabama