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Christopher L. Yeilding

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  • 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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  • Won defense verdict at trial for seller of real estate in lawsuit alleging fraud.
  • 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.



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        • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1998
        • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2002, magna cum laude
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2002
        Awards & Accolades
        • The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2014 - present
        • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year in ERISA Litigation-Birmingham, 2017
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2024
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2019 - present
        Community Involvement
        • Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, President, Board Member 2016 - 2019
        • Youth sports coach