A Montgomery native who attended the University of Alabama, where he received his undergraduate degree in 1986 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1989. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and is admitted to practice before all Federal Courts in the State of Alabama. He is a member of the Montgomery County and American Bar Associations; American Inss of Court; and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.
Mr Azar's practice areas include Creditor Rights & Collections, Commercial Litigation, Subrogation, Civil Litigation, and Landlord Tenant.
Mr. Azar is a Montgomery native. He attended the University of Alabama, Auburn University and Spring Hill College, and received his J. D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1956. He was admitted to the Alabama Bar Association in 1956 and the U. S. Supreme Court in 1972. He served as law clerk to Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., U. S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery for a year from 1957-1958. Published articles include "Ethics Committee - Dangers and Problems" (Alabama Life Insurance News, March 1972). He has lectured on Federal Practice and Procedure with the Alabama Continuing Legal Education Program (1970-1982) and with Cumberland Law School Continuing Legal Education (1989-).
Mr. Azar specializes in Personal Injury, Fraud, Commercial and Insurance Litigation, Wrongful Death and Product Liability. He is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association (Chairman, Board of Directors 1973; President 1975), Alabama State Bar, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Montgomery Trial Lawyers Association (President 1985) and the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. Form member of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Reported cases and rulings include:
Alabama Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. v. Davis, 354 So.2d 15 (Ala. Civ. App. 1978) (determination by court of insurable interest in automobile-incorrect declaration concerning location of vehicle not fraud).
Anderson v. Household Finance Corporation, 900 F. Supp. 386 (M.D. Ala. 1995) (preemption doctrine did not convert state claim because of claim under Truth and Lending Act)
Benton v. Winn Dixie Montgomery, Inc., 705 So. 2d 495 (Ala. Civ. App. 1997) (worker's compensation-non-work related back injury-causal connection to first injury)
Brook v. City of Montgomery, 916 F. Supp. 1193 (M.D. Ala. 1996) (no discrimination based upon failure to received employment promation-claim of age discrimination)
Condelles v. Alabama Telecasters, Inc., 530 So.2d. 205 (Ala. 1988) (interpretation of employment contract based upon offer letter-no misrepresentation as to job description)
Copper Field Apartments v. City of Montgomery, 934 F. Supp. 1335 (M.D. Ala. 1996) (court determination that planning commission's concern over traffic was not arbitrary and capricious in denying development plan)
Gilpin v. United States, 415 F.2d 638 (exclusion of confession for lack of proper Miranda warning) (1969)
Hancock v. City of Montgomery, 428 So.2d 29 Ala. 1983 (exclusion of experts testimony)
Lee v. Green, 613 So. 2d 1257 Ala. 1993 (enforcement of settlement agreement between corporate stockholders)
National Car Rental v. Charles Davis, 628 So.2d 722 (Ala. Civ. App. 1993) (worker's compensation case-court determines permanent total disability not withstanding employee presently working part-time because of job uncertainty
Sampley v. Integrity Insurance Company, 476 So.2d 79 (Ala. 1995) (insurer could not avoid duty to defend by tendering payment without settlement or insured's consent)
Mr. Burkett is a Montgomery, Alabama native. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar and to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama in 1994.
Attending Auburn University at Montgomery and obtaining the Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration degree in 1987, and afterward, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1994.
After serving as Law Clerk for the Honorable Lynn Clardy Bright in the Montgomery County District Court, he has remained in Montgomery in the private practice of law.
An active part of the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors since 1988 and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Baptist Retirement Centers. He has served as the Chairman of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and Vice Chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Alabama State Bar Association.
His practice areas include Real Estate Transactions, including ancellary matters involving Probate and Business Law.
Ms. Wible practices in areas of local Government Defense; Civil Rights and Discrimination Defense; and Civil Appeals. She is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Grievance Committee (2001).
Ms. Wible attended Auburn University (B.S 1988), Cumberland School of Law and Samford University where she received her J.D. in 1992. She was Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review (1991-1992) and Staff Member (1990-1991). She authored Casenote, CIVIL PROCEDURE--TRANSIENT JURISDICTION--The Supreme Court Returns to the Jurisdictional Philosphy of Pennoyer v. Neff. Burnham v. Superior Court of California, 110 S. Ct. 2105 (1990), 21 Cumb. L. Rev. 337 (1990-1991). Also, authored Church/State: Survey of Decisions, Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971), 22 Cumb. L. Rev. 885 (1991-1992).
Ms. Wible was admitted to the Alabama State Bar - 1992; U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Judicial Circuit - 1994; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama - 1995; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama - 2001. She served as law clerk for former Chief Justice Sonny Hornsby, Alabama Supreme Court, 1992-1993; and for Judge Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1993-1994.
Reported cases and rulings include:
Ellison v. City of Montgomery, 85 F. Supp.2d 1178 (M.D.Ala.1999) (police shooting).
Thornton v. City of Montgomery, 78 F. Supp.2d 1218 (M.D.Ala.1999), aff'd 228 F.3d 415 (11th Cir. Ala. 2000) (jail death).
Cremeens v. City of Montgomery, 54 F. Supp.2d 1249 (M.D.Ala.1999) (ancillary jurisdiction).
Calvin Williams v. City of Montgomery, 48 F.Supp.2d 1317 (M.D.Ala.), aff'd 200 F.3d 821 (11th Cir. 1999) (equal treatment in provision of police services).
Copperfield Apts. v. City of Montgomery, 934 F. Supp. 1335 (M.D. Ala. 1996) (validity of planning commission decision challenged for abuse of discretion).
Brook v. City of Montgomery, 916 F. Supp. 1193 (M.D.Ala. 1996) (age discrimination).
Missildine v. City of Montgomery, 907 F. Supp. 1501 (M.D.Ala. 1995) (survival of action and right to family association).
Ex parte Rucker (Rucker v. Morgan), 702 So. 2d 456 (Ala. 1997) (testamentary disposition vs. deed).
City of Montgomery v. Norman, 1999 Ala. Crim. App. LEXIS 220 (Nov. 19, 1999) (constitutionality of municipal weed ordinance challenged for vagueness and overbreadth).
Alonzo Williams v. City of Montgomery, 739 So. 2d 515 (Ala. Civ. App. 1999) (constitutionality of municipal policy require cash bail on capias warrants).
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