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Erik S. Heninger

2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 326-3336
Fax: (205)-326-3332
Email Erik Email: erik@hgdlawfirm.com
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"I want my clients to know that Heninger Garrison Davis is comprised of experienced, intelligent, ethical and committed professionals that are speaking and working on their behalf. That the individual lawyer and every employee of Heninger Garrison Davis puts every effort into representing their interest and working toward a reasonable and fair resolution of their dispute or concern."

~Erik S. Heninger

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Erik is deeply involved in the litigation practice of the firm.  Erik is a trial lawyer and has a practice representing clients involving wrongful death, personal injury, insurance disputes and business litigation throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.  The variety of Erik’s practice includes trucking collisions, medical negligence, bad faith, premises liability and automobile collisions. Erik serves in various service capacities with the local, state and national organizations devoted to upholding the high standards of lawyer competency and to protecting the right to trial by jury in civil cases.  Erik currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association of Justice.  Erik was also recently named a “Rising Star under 40” by Birmingham Magazine listing lawyers of several practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Erik graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a B.A. degree in 1999, and he earned his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law in 2001.

Practice Areas

Admitted

  • Alabama, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, 2002
  • Mississippi, 2003
  • Georgia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • Birmingham Southern College (B.A., 1999)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Member, Executive Committee,
    • Young Lawyers Section, 2005-07,
    • Grievance Committee, 2011-Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
    • Ambassador
  • Board of Editors, The Alabama Lawyer, 2006-08
  • Birmingham Inns of Court
  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
    • Junior Board Member, 2009-Present
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum
    • Class IV, 2008
  • Cahaba Riverkeeper
    • Member
    • Board of Directors, 2009-Present

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • "A Brief Analysis of Nonverbal Communication in the Courtroom," Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal (Winter, 2005)
  • “Cross Examination Using Rules of the Road” AAJ Rules of the Road Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia (September 2007)
  • “A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective in Alternative Dispute Resolution”
  • AAJ Jazz Fest Seminar:  Litigating Auto Collision Cases, New Orleans, Louisana (May 2008)
  • “Corporate Representatives and the FRCP 30(b)(6) Deposition” AAJ’s Trial Advocacy College:  Depositions, Denver, Colorado (September 2008)
  • “Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy-Techniques in Voir Dire” National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama (November 2008)
  • “Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy-Closing Argument” National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama (November 2008)
  • “Legal Stressors on Providing Recoverable Damages for Mental Anguish,” The Alabama Lawyer, January 2009; vol. 70; No. 1, pp 52-58.
  • “Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes-Legislative and Case Law Update” National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama (May 2009)
  • “Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes-Ethics Update” National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama (May 2009)
  • “Quick Tips on Evaluating and Building the Medical Negligence Case” Barrister Education Services, Birmingham, Alabama (December 2009)
  • “Bad Faith in Alabama-A Plaintiff’s Perspective” National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama (May 2010)
  • “Establishing Standards or Care and Conduct with Defense Witnesses” AAJ’s Trial Advocacy College:  Advance Depositions, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 2011)
  • “Deposition Techniques” AAJ’s Trial Advocacy College:  Advance Depositions, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 2011)
  • “Real Life Resolution Strategies of Bad Faith Claims:  Plaintiff’s Case Evaluation and First Steps” National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama (May 2011)
  • “Real Life Resolution Strategies of Bad Faith Claims:  Plaintiff’s Discovery and Damages” National Business Institute, Birmingham, Alabama (May 2011)

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