Mr. Garrett has been with the firm since 1971, having attained shareholder status in 1974. He has over 36 years of trial experience representing clients in a broad spectrum of matters including personal injury, products liability, municipal liability, fire and arson, first-party bad faith, and contract issues. Mr. Garrett’s primary focus has been in the field of insurance defense and alternative dispute resolution. In recent years, a significant portion of his practice has been devoted to the representation of insurance carriers and general insurance agents in resolving disputes relative to storm litigation on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Past adjunct professor for Jones School of Law
Seminar lectures on file evaluation and litigation planning, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association - Young Lawyers Section
"Alabama Insurance Law and Recent Updates," Alabama Independent Insurance Adjuster's Association
Insurance law seminars to major insurance company, general agent, and independent adjusters
Lectures to various Alabama insurance agents and adjusters associations and at various insurance company seminars in Georgia and Louisiana
"How to Handle a Lemon Case in Alabama"
"Final Preparation for Trial or Settlement, Defendant's Perspective"
"Review of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Alabama"
Mr. Garrett has been AV peer reviewed by Martindale-Hubbell, and was appointed by court as a special master relating to a complex class action settlement involving health insurance benefits.
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Mr. Garrett as the “2013 Montgomery Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year”. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in the publication's surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
He has also served as a captain in the United States Army Reserve Signal Corps.
Mr. Garrett is a member of the Woodland Methodist Church in Cecil, Alabama. He is also serving on the Committee for Man of the Year for the March of Dimes.