Practice Groups

Education

  • B.S., Auburn University Montgomery, summa cum laude, 1992
  • J.D.,University of Alabama School of Law, summa cum laude, 1995

Professional Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Alabama Law Foundation

Admitted To Practice

  • All Alabama State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Patrick M. Shegon

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Phone: 334-206-3288
Fax: 334-481-0823
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Pat currently serves as vice president of the firm. He practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on representation of healthcare providers. His philosophy is to learn what his clients want and he then sets out to deliver excellent results. He takes great pride in client satisfaction.  He has significant trial and appellate experience and routinely defends hospitals, nurses, and physicians throughout the state of Alabama in medical liability actions. He has also represented retail pharmacies, home health agencies, product manufacturers, as well as other businesses in all sorts of complex litigation.  In addition to his trial work, Pat represents clients in the healthcare industry regarding credentialing issues and in matters before administrative agencies.

Recent Practice Highlights

Obtained jury trial defense verdict for hospital medicine physician in Birmingham, Alabama accused of the delayed diagnosis and treatment of a post-operative bleed that resulted in his patient’s death.  After a seven day trial in this medical malpractice/wrongful death case, the jury found in favor of the doctor despite Plaintiffs’ request for a $20 million verdict.

Obtained judgment as a matter of law at trial in wrongful death action against a hospital and family practice physician working in emergency department accused of failing to diagnose and treat leaking cerebral aneurysm.

Obtained jury trial defense verdict for hospital where elderly patient fell and broke her hip; plaintiff alleged she was confused and should not have been left alone in her room.

Obtained jury trial defense verdict for psychiatrist in action alleging breach of confidentiality due to method of disposal of office computer, obtained by individual with motives to harm the psychiatrist who then wrote to approximately 1,000 patients that their confidential information had been abandoned.

Obtained summary judgment for cardiothoracic surgeon accused of wrongful death of patient due to failure to treat dissecting aortic aneurysm; surgeon was on call but did not accept patient based on his own illness on the night in question; trial court granted summary judgment on the basis of lack of duty/lack of physician-patient relationship.

Won jury trial defense verdict in wrongful death action for South Alabama ED physician accused of failing to order CT scan of chest in teenage with severe chest pain.  The patient died of ruptured aortic dissection shortly after ED visit.

Honors and Awards

Pat has been recognized repeatedly by his peers for his exceptional trial skills and professionalism, earning acceptance into the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American College of Trial Lawyers, prestigious organizations that offer membership by invitation only and require extensive trial experience and demonstration of the highest ethical and moral standards. Pat has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® each year since 2010. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice: Defense. Pat is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation.

While in law school, Pat served as Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review and was named to the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and the Order of the Coif. He was also a Hugo Black Scholar and recipient of the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award.

Community Involvement

Pat and his wife, Holly, have three daughters.  They attend St. Bede Catholic Church.  Pat has served on a number of local charitable boards and has been a frequent youth sports coach.

Pat currently serves as vice president of the firm. He practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on representation of healthcare providers. His philosophy is to learn what his clients want and he then sets out to deliver excellent results. He takes great pride in client satisfaction.  He has significant trial and appellate experience and routinely defends hospitals, nurses, and physicians throughout the state of Alabama in medical liability actions. He has also represented retail pharmacies, home health agencies, product manufacturers, as well as other businesses in all sorts of complex litigation.  In addition to his trial work, Pat represents clients in the healthcare industry regarding credentialing issues and in matters before administrative agencies.

Recent Practice Highlights

Obtained jury trial defense verdict for hospital medicine physician in Birmingham, Alabama accused of the delayed diagnosis and treatment of a post-operative bleed that resulted in his patient’s death.  After a seven day trial in this medical malpractice/wrongful death case, the jury found in favor of the doctor despite Plaintiffs’ request for a $20 million verdict.

Obtained judgment as a matter of law at trial in wrongful death action against a hospital and family practice physician working in emergency department accused of failing to diagnose and treat leaking cerebral aneurysm.

Obtained jury trial defense verdict for hospital where elderly patient fell and broke her hip; plaintiff alleged she was confused and should not have been left alone in her room.

Obtained jury trial defense verdict for psychiatrist in action alleging breach of confidentiality due to method of disposal of office computer, obtained by individual with motives to harm the psychiatrist who then wrote to approximately 1,000 patients that their confidential information had been abandoned.

Obtained summary judgment for cardiothoracic surgeon accused of wrongful death of patient due to failure to treat dissecting aortic aneurysm; surgeon was on call but did not accept patient based on his own illness on the night in question; trial court granted summary judgment on the basis of lack of duty/lack of physician-patient relationship.

Won jury trial defense verdict in wrongful death action for South Alabama ED physician accused of failing to order CT scan of chest in teenage with severe chest pain.  The patient died of ruptured aortic dissection shortly after ED visit.

Honors and Awards

Pat has been recognized repeatedly by his peers for his exceptional trial skills and professionalism, earning acceptance into the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American College of Trial Lawyers, prestigious organizations that offer membership by invitation only and require extensive trial experience and demonstration of the highest ethical and moral standards. Pat has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® each year since 2010. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice: Defense. Pat is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation.

While in law school, Pat served as Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review and was named to the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and the Order of the Coif. He was also a Hugo Black Scholar and recipient of the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award.

Community Involvement

Pat and his wife, Holly, have three daughters.  They attend St. Bede Catholic Church.  Pat has served on a number of local charitable boards and has been a frequent youth sports coach.

  • B.S., Auburn University Montgomery, summa cum laude, 1992
  • J.D.,University of Alabama School of Law, summa cum laude, 1995
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Alabama Law Foundation
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals