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Francis H. Hare Jr. “Of Counsel”

Attorney Francis H. Hare, Jr. is a highly respected Alabama litigator who has dedicated his career to product injury cases and working to advance product liability law in the state.

Mr. Hare has been in practice for nearly 60 years, since earning his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia, one of the most respected law schools in the nation, in 1959. In his decades of practice, he has represented thousands of people who were harmed by defective products and fought to hold accountable the responsible product manufacturers, designers, and retailers whose actions contributed to consumers’ injuries.

He is considered an experienced voice on Alabama product liability law and has co-authored several publications and books including “Confidentiality Orders” (Wiley Law Publications, 1988), “The Preparation of a Products Liability Case, 2nd Edition” (Little Brown and Co., 1992), “Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 1st and 2nd Edition” (The Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and “Full Disclosure: Combating Stonewalling and Other Discovery Abuses” (ATLA Press, 1994).

Attorney Francis Hare

Mr. Hare has been an associate law professor at the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University since 1975. He also has held positions at the University of Alabama School of Law as the John Sparkman Distinguished Chairholder, Spring 1987, and University of Richmond School of Law as the George F. Allen Distinguished Scholar, Spring 1991.

He sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Products Liability, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, and Product Liability Newsletter.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates


Juris Doctor, 1959
University of Virginia

Bachelor of Science, 1956
University of Alabama

Bar Admissions

Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Memberships

University of Alabama Law School Foundation, Board Member since 1983
Attorney’s Information and Exchange Group, Board of Directors Vice Chairman and Legal Counsel since 1989
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
International Society of Barristers, Fellow
Alabama Bar Foundation, Fellow
Inner Circle of Advocates, Fellow
American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow and former Alabama Chapter President
American Bar Association, Member and former TIPS Council member
Alabama Bar Association, Member and former Board of Bar Commissioners Member
Birmingham Bar Association, Member and former Executive Committee Member
Alabama Law Institute, Member
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, former President
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, former Governor and former Education Department Chairman
Scribes, Member
Christian Legal Society, former National Advisory Board Member

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