W. Lee Gresham, III
"In addition to my role as an advocate on my clients’ behalf, I feel I have a duty and a responsibility to give my clients wise counsel and practical advice."
~W. Lee Gresham, III
Lee has devoted his practice to representing injured individuals and companies in complex product liability, toxic exposure and commercial cases. In recent years, much of Lee's work has been devoted to representing individuals who have developed serious injuries or who have died as a result of exposure to asbestos, benzene, lead, arsenic and other toxic substances. He also represents hundreds of individuals who have been injured as a result of taking dangerously defective pharmaceutical products, and he regularly represents individuals and companies in securities fraud, breach of contract, shareholder claims and other types of business disputes. In addition to his work as a litigator, Lee is corporate counsel for two national companies, for one of which he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and one international company. Lee has earned an "AV" rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which means that his peers have recognized him for achieving “the height of professional excellence” and for exhibiting “the highest levels of skill and integrity.” He is also a member of Lawyers of Distinction for Civil Litigation which includes the top 10% of lawyers nationwide. In 2015, Lee was awarded the Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
- Class Action & Mass Torts
- Personal Injury & Business Litigation
- Alabama, 1989
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1994
- U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- University of Alabama (J.D., 1988)
- Dean’s Advisory Committee
- Food and Drug Law Book Award
- Auburn University (B.A., English 1985)
- Squires Honor Society
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Lee is a member of the Alabama State Bar (Environmental Law Section), and he is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Lee is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) (Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts), he is a Sustaining Member of the Alabama Association for Justice (ALAJ), formerly the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and he is a member of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA).
- DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Ferrante, 637 S.E.2d 659 (Ga. 2006)
- Carter v. Innisfree Hotel, Inc., 661 So.2d 1174 (Ala. 1995)