Gregg M. McCormick


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Gregg M. McCormick
Gregg M. McCormick

Gregg McCormick is a general litigator experienced in securities, product, toxic tort, and commercial litigation. Gregg has handled numerous and varied financial-industry and general-litigation matters, including dozens of FINRA arbitrations throughout the United States, complex financial industry arbitration and trial matters pending or arising in jurisdictions outside of the continental U.S., multiple asbestos exposures cases, two purported nationwide-class actions against a national commercial airline, and an airworthiness matter stemming from a fatal crash oversees.

Through his work in these varied areas of practice, Gregg has participated in trial, arbitration, and mediation and taken several dozen depositions, including depositions of plaintiffs, experts, and corporate representatives.  Additionally, Gregg has taken a leadership role in the management of mass actions.

Representative matters include:

  • Member of prevailing trial team in a four-week federal court bench trial in which the plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of the State of Alabama’s property tax system.  The trial included testimony from 36 witnesses, the admission of greater than 700 exhibits, and resulted in a 1,258-page opinion.  Lynch v. State of Alabama, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155012 (N.D. Ala., Nov. 7, 2011).  In early 2012, the determinative parts of the court’s decision were affirmed by the United State Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  I.L. et al. v. State of Alabama, No. 11-15464 slip op. (11th Cir. Jan. 10, 2014) (designated for publication)
  • Achieved dismissal of all claims in a purported nationwide class action against national air carrier.  Grimsley v. Southwest Airlines, co., 2012 WL 1339722 (N.D. Ala. April 17, 2012)
  • Achieved dismissal of key claims in nationwide class action against national air carrier.  Levitt v. Southwest Airlines, Co., 846 F. Supp. 2d 956 (N.D. Ill. 2012).
  • Achieved successful resolution for commercial airline in claims of in-flight exposure to toxins
  • Achieved successful resolution for international chemical company in defense of consolidated toxic tort claims of over 1600 plaintiffs
  • Prevailing party in a TRO and injunction action and successful representation of a minority shareholder of an automotive sales corporation
  • Successful defense of the State of Alabama’s ad valorem personal property tax system in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.  Gordon, Dana, Still, Knight, and Gilmore, LLC v. Jefferson County, 44 So. 3d 491 (Ala. Civ. App. 2009) writ denied at 44 So. 3d 502 (Ala. 2010)
  • Successful representation of a national financial firm in matter stemming from the construction of  large biodiesel facility in Missouri
  • Currently representing the City of Birmingham, Alabama in several sales and use tax litigation matters involving allegations of discriminatory taxation
  • Recognized on the Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, General Litigation, 2011-2018
  • Recognized on the Birmingham Business Journal's "Rising Star Lawyers" List, 2016
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018 - 2020
  • Recognized in B-Metro Magazine, "Top Lawyers" List, 2018