Mr. Garrett joined the firm in 1976 and became a shareholder in 1978. A trial lawyer for over 30 years, he is a member of the litigation practice group. He has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of complex litigation matters including professional liability, insurance defense, and products liability. In recent years, Mr. Garrett has focused on the defense of medical malpractice and personal injury cases. He has also successfully defended "toxic tort" actions. Mr. Garrett is AV peer review rated in Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years.
Mr. Garrett has been AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years, and is listed in the Alabama Super Lawyers.
Former Adjunct Professor, Jones School of Law - Torts and Conflicts of Law
"Trial Strategy - Defendant's View" - Alabama Bar Institute
"Alabama Tort Report" - Lee County Bar Association
"1987 Medical Liability Act - Defense Perspective" - Alabama Bar Association
"Trial Skill" - Alabama Bar Institute
Dental seminars in Selma, Dothan, and Opelika - Mutual Assurance, Inc.
Alabama Dental Association seminars
Lectures at county medical society meetings on the subject of professional liability
Mr. Garrett has written several articles for the Alabama Law Review.
Mr. Garrett is very active in the community. He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and volunteers for the Boy Scouts and the American Red Cross. He has also served as the president of the Trinity School Board and the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award Board, and as a member of the FCA Board.