425 South Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104


James E. Beck, III

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Telephone 334-834-7600
Fax 334-263-5969
Email jbeck@hillhillcarter.com

Mr. Beck joined Hill, Hill, Carter in 2009. He represents governmental entities, corporations, and insurance companies in federal and state courts and in front of various administrative bodies. His practice focuses on general and complex civil litigation as well as administrative law matters. Mr. Beck has extensive experience in matters related to public procurement, Alabama’s Open Meetings Act, and the Alabama Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Noteworthy

  • Complete dismissal on behalf of Alabama Department of Revenue in action filed by corporate taxpayer claiming approximately $2 million under Alabama’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
  • Counsel on over 170 public procurements totaling over $27 million in value.
  • Obtained over $100,000 on behalf of construction company in contract disputes.
  • Complete dismissal on behalf of property management company of claims alleging discrimination under Title VII and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
  • Summary judgment in favor of city, police department, and police officers in wrongful death suit.
  • Summary judgment in favor of school board in suit where Alabama Education Association claimed board failed to follow mandatory salary schedules and pay raises.
  • Summary judgment in favor of insurance company in suit where insured was accused of over-harvesting timber.
  • Jury verdict in favor of defendant in automobile accident case.
  • Complete dismissal on behalf of housing authority in suit alleging due process violation.
  • Trial verdict in favor of client in automobile accident case.
  • Summary judgment in favor of automobile finance company in suit alleging negligence and wantonness.

Bar Admissions

Alabama

2009

U.S. DISTRICT COURTS

Northern District of Alabama

Middle District of Alabama

Southern District of Alabama

Education

2009

University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, J.D.

Honors:

  • Trial Advocacy Team
  • George Peach Taylor Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Criminal Defense Clinic

2006

University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee, B.A., magna cum laude

Honors:

  • Dean’s List
  • Order of the Gownsmen Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
  • Sewanee Student Alumni Leadership Counsel
  • Sewanee Alumni Relations Committee

2005

St. John’s College, Oxford University
Oxford, England

Associations

Alabama State Bar Association

Member

Montgomery County Bar Association

Member

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Member

Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program

Volunteer

Hugh Maddox AMERICAN Inn of Court

Member

Housing and Development Law Institute

Member

Alabama State Bar Veterans Support Task Force

Member

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Junior Executive Board Member

YMCA Youth Judicial

Trial Coach

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