Christopher L. Yeilding

Partner Birmingham
(205) 226-8728
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Education
  • The University of Alabama
    B.S., 1998
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2002,

    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2002
About Chris
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  • Co-trial counsel for a well-known electrical engineering company in a New Jersey state court personal injury case.  After a three-week jury trial, the plaintiff opted to settle for a confidential sum satisfactory to our client immediately prior to closing arguments.
  • Won summary judgment for title insurance company in defense of eight-figure lawsuit filed by the insured for fraud and breach of contract.
  • Obtained summary judgment in defense of numerous lawsuits alleging claims for benefits under life, health, disability, and AD&D policies.   
  • Defeated class certification and obtained summary judgment for insurer in action alleging improper calculation of benefits under health insurance policies.
  • Won defense verdict in defense of developer in dispute with owner regarding development of ambulatory surgery center and office building.
  • Won defense verdict in pro bono defense of church in property dispute with neighbor.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims brought by former owner of property against current property owner who had obtained property through foreclosure. 
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit brought by insured against numerous insurance companies seeking coverage for underlying environmental lawsuits.
  • Won trial verdict in favor of one sibling in inheritance dispute with other siblings.
        Education
        • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1998
        • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2002,

          magna cum laude

        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2002
        Professional Affiliations
        • ABA TIPS Title Insurance Committee
        • DRI Life Health & Disability Committee
        Awards & Accolades
        • The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 - present
        • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Litigation, 2016
        • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010, 2014 -present
        Community Involvement
        • Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, board member
        • Youth sports coach