About Clark Summerford

Clark Summerford’s practice began in the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s office. His civil practice started when he joined the Firm in 1985. Since then, he has litigated and tried cases throughout the state on behalf of insurance companies as well as individuals and businesses. Mr. Summerford prides himself in his strong relationships throughout the bar and his practical, but aggressive, approach to litigation. Mr. Summerford is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a former Board Member of the Alabama Association of Defense Lawyers.

Areas of Law

  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Represent Clients before the Alabama Oil and Gas Board
  • Construction Contracts and Accidents
  • Banking Litigation
  • Bad Faith
  • Fraud
  • Probate

Associations & Memberships

  • Tuscaloosa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Past Member of Board of Directors)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Tuscaloosa Inn of Court

Selected Reported Cases

  • Ex parte Bama Concrete, 8 So. 3d 295 (Ala. 2008)
  • Raney v. Roger Downs Ins. Agency, 525 So. 2d 1384 (Ala. 1988)
  • Baker v. Merry-Go-Round Roller Rink, Inc., 537 So. 2d 1 (Ala. 1988)
  • River Conserv. Co. v. Gulf States Paper Corp., 837 So. 2d 801 (Ala. 2002)
  • Sanford v. Brasher, 549 So. 2d 29 (Ala. 1989)
  • Beeker Timber Co. v. Jackson, 852 So. 2d 751 (Ala. Civ. App. 2001)
  • Gant v. Gant, 562 So. 2d 1347 (Ala. Civ. App. 1990)
  • Whitlock v. Richardson, 955 So. 2d 1031 (Ala. Civ. App. 2006)
  • Griffin Wood Co., Inc. v. Horton, 859 So. 2d 1127 (Ala Civ. App. 2002)



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