Ken Hooks

Ken Hooks Law, LLC

2031 2nd Avenue North

Birmingham, Al 35203



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Ken is a native of Orlando, Florida. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alabama School of Commerce in 1973, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1976.


For over 35 years, Ken Hooks has championed the causes of victims from all walks of life --- representing some of Alabama's most humble and disadvantaged citizens to some of her most celebrated and fortunate. He has taken on many of the world's largest and most powerful corporations on behalf of his clients, and has fought tenaciously throughout his career for safer workplaces, improved consumer and industrial products, better medical care, a cleaner environment and more fairness in the insurance industry. Some of Ken's greatest battles have been waged to compensate innocent children and their families for catastrophic injuries and deaths caused by dangerous products, and to force the improvement of those products or their removal from the marketplace.


Ken specializes in representing victims and their families in cases involving catastrophic injury or death caused by work-related accidents, defective products, truck and automobile accidents, unsafe premises and medical malpractice.  He also has extensive expertise litigating significant cases involving fraud, insurance claims, business disputes, and environmental contamination. His long history of substantial verdicts and settlements, and his skill, determination and character have won him great praise from the judges who have presided over his trials and appeals, the defense lawyers who have defended his claims and co-counsel who have fought alongside him to obtain justice for their clients.


Ken is a past president of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, the predecessor to the Alabama Association for Justice. Through the years, he has been instrumental  in many battles to defeat both state and federal legislation intended to abolish or limit the rights of injury victims, and he has been a dedicated foot soldier in the never-ending war to preserve the civil justice system and insure that ordinary citizens always have access to our courts. As part of this effort, Ken has spoken to and testified before the Alabama Senate and House of Representatives on numerous tort reform and other legislative issues.


He is a past president of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to assist in removing barriers to a civil and just society for Alabama families and children. Since its inception, ACJF has awarded nearly $9 million to organizations throughout the state that serve Alabama’s needy children, families and seniors. And, as part of his commitment to the University of Alabama, Ken has served as a trustee of the University's School of Law Foundation.


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•  June,1951

•  Orlando, Florida



•  University of Alabama, School of Commerce, B.S., 1973

•  University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1976


Bar Admissions

•  Alabama, 1976


Court Admissions

•  U.S. Supreme Court

•  U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

•  U.S. District Courts of Alabama (Northern, Middle and Southern)


Professional Activities

•  Alabama Association for Justice

      (Formerly the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association)

      President, 2002-2003

•  University of Alabama Law School Foundation

       Board of Directors, 1999-2008

•  Alabama Civil Justice Foundation

       President, 2002





Articles and Presentations

Ken has published numerous articles and given countless speeches to both state and national trial lawyer audiences, law students, and civic groups. Some of the topics include:


•  Product Liability Litigation

•  Medical Malpractice Litigation

•  Truck and Automobile Wreck Litigation

•  Premises Liability Litigation

•  Fraud and Bad Faith Litigation

•  ATV Litigation

•  Voir Dire

•  Opening Statements

•  Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses

•  Cross-Examination

•  Closing Argument

•  Depositions and Discovery

•  Federal Jurisdiction and Removal

•  Binding Arbitration and Allied-Bruce Terminix v. Dobson


Ken has also spoken to and testified before the Alabama Senate and House of Representatives on numerous tort reform and other legislative issues.

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Federal Courts


Allied-Bruce Terminix Cos., Inc. v. Dobson, 513 U.S. 265 (1995)


Richards v. United States, 67 F. Supp. 2d 1321 (M.D. Ala. 1999)


Adair v. Johnston, 221 F.R.D. 573 (M.D. Ala. 2004)


Adair v. Johnston, No. 03-T-731-N, 2003 WL 23469844 (M.D. Ala. Oct. 24, 2003)




Solomon v. Liberty Nat. Life Ins. Co., 953 So. 2d 1211 (Ala. 2006


U-Haul Co. of Alabama, Inc. v. Johnson, 893 So. 2d 307 (Ala. 2004)


Shiv-Ram, Inc. v. McCaleb, 892 So. 2d 299 (Ala. 2003)


Acceptance Ins. Co. v. Brown, 832 So. 2d 1 (Ala. 2001)


Gray Brown-Service Mortuary, Inc. v. Lloyd, 729 So. 2d 280 (Ala. 1999)


Cain v. Mortgage Realty Co., Inc., 723 So. 2d 631 (Ala. 1998)


E.H. v. Overlook Mountain Lodge, 638 So. 2d 781 (Ala. 1994)


Friar v. McCrary, 578 So. 2d 1249 (Ala. 1991)


Gillilan v. Gillilan, 483 So. 2d 401 (Ala. 1986)


Alabama Power Co. v. Brooks, 479 So. 2d 1169 (Ala. 1985)


Elba Wood Products, Inc. v. Brackin, 356 So. 2d 119 (Ala. 1978)

State Courts

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