Cavender C. "Chris" Kimble

Partner Birmingham
(205) 226-3437
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Education
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 1987
  • University of North Alabama
    B.S.N., 1978
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee, 2010
  • Georgia, 1999
  • Alabama, 1988
  • Arizona, 1987
About Chris
With seven years’ experience in the healthcare industry prior to attending law school, Chris brings invaluable clinical and operational insights that benefit his healthcare clients today.
Q&A
  • Which courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?

    I appear most often in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the Southeast.

  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent any person or entity involved in the healthcare industry: hospitals, physicians, ancillary providers, third party payors, medical device and pharmaceutical providers, and healthcare consultants.

  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?
  • How are you involved in your community?
MORE ABOUT Chris
  • False Claims Act: Successfully defended respiratory therapy provider against False Claims Act complaint. (Britton v. Lincare, Inc.)
  • Medical malpractice: Defended dialysis company in medical malpractice death case resulting in jury defense verdict. (Blalock v. Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc.)
  • Antitrust: Represented physician in antitrust and Section 1983 lawsuit to prevent termination of staff privileges following peer review. (United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama)
  • Insurance class action: Defended insurer in national class action over calculation of insurance deductibles. (Heffner v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama)
  • RICO: Tried healthcare RICO action to favorable jury verdict. (BlueCross Blue Shield of Alabama v. Crestline Chiropractic, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama) 
  • Medical products liability: Obtained jury defense verdict for Sandoz Nutrition in medical product defect litigation arising from Oprah Winfrey diet. (Coggin v. Sandoz, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama)
  • Coverage of Experimental Treatment: Defended insurer in lawsuit over failure to approve experimental treatment for breast cancer. (McFillin v. United Healthcare of Alabama, Inc., United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama)
  • Antitrust: Defended insurer in antitrust lawsuit over exclusivity of medical review. (Health Services Review, Inc. v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama)
  • Defendant Class Action: Successfully prosecuted defendant class action contesting applicability of any willing provider statute. (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama v. Neilsen, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama)
  • Regulatory licensure: Defended emergency license suspension for compounding pharmacy. (Alabama Board of Pharmacy)
        Education
        • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1987
        • University of North Alabama, B.S.N., 1978
        Courts
        • Supreme Court of the United States
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
        • Federal Courts of Alabama
        • State Courts of Alabama
        • Federal Courts of Arizona
        • State Courts of Arizona
        • Federal Courts of Georgia
        • State Courts of Georgia
        • Federal Courts of Tennessee
        • State Courts of Tennessee
        Bar Admissions
        • Tennessee, 2010
        • Georgia, 1999
        • Alabama, 1988
        • Arizona, 1987
        Professional Affiliations
        • American Health Lawyers Association
        • DRI
        • Certified Dispute Resolver, American Health Lawyers Association
        Awards & Accolades
        • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - Present
        • Best Lawyers in America, 2017 Birmingham Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year
        • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Birmingham ERISA Law Lawyer of the Year
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Who’s Who in Healthcare
        • Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2008 - Present
        Community Involvement
        • Civil Air Patrol, Major, Leadership Officer, and Mission Pilot
        • Academic Year in America, Host Family