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Hobart McWhorter

Retired Partner
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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
    Local Time: Monday 13:25

Practice Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
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Areas of Practice

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Litigation
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Profile

We mourn the passing of retired partner and friend Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr., who passed away on January 6, 2022, at the age of 90. A legendary lawyer and valued member of our firm, Hobart will be sorely missed. Read about his impact and legacy, and read his obituary

Hobart McWhorter is a retired partner in Birmingham whose litigation practice covered a broad range of complex litigation in both state and federal courts, in and out of Alabama. He had represented both corporate and individual plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of cases including derivative and class action. His trial experience includes securities fraud, construction, environmental, products liability, personal injury, F.E.L.A., insurance defense and commercial litigation.

Hobart is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over 20 consecutive years.


Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1958

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1958, Student Legal Research Prize, 1957
  • Yale University, , Dean Hudnut Memorial Award, 1953

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Litigation

Blogs

Declassified

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

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