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Mark A. Newell

Partner

Phone: 251-405-1244
Fax: 251-432-6843
man@ajlaw.com

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Education

  • The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
  • The University of Alabama, 1980 B.A. Economics
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1983, J.D. (Recipient American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence)

Admitted In

  • Alabama, 1983
  • Florida, 1989
  • All Federal Courts in the State of Alabama and the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Mark Newell has been involved in the defense of civil litigation and insurance coverage issues for over 37 years.  Licensed in Alabama and Florida, he has represented many different industries and professions, including trucking, real estate, product manufacturers, and the sports and recreational fields.  Mark has also represented a number of insurers in coverage matters, including first party policy disputes and alleged bad faith litigation.  He has represented several clients in high profile cases covered extensively by the media.

Representative Cases

  • Tucker v Fearn, No. 03-718, Supreme Court of the United States (Decided January 20, 2004) 333 F. 3d 1216 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • Mitchell v. City of Mobile, 744 Fed. Appx. 687 (11th Cir. 2016)
  • South Coast Properties, Inc. v Schuster, 583 So. 2d 215 (Ala. 1991)
  • Hunter v. Wilshire Credit Corp and Remax, 927 So. 2d 810 (Ala. 2005)
  • Meads v. RPM Pizza, Inc., 639 So.2d 1352 (Ala. 1994)
  • Dr. Masher v. Pennington, 729 So. 2d 262 (Ala. 1998)
  • Pugh v. Taylor, 507 So. 2d 428 (Ala. 1987)
  • Scott v. Donkell, 671 So. 2d 741 (Ala. Civ. App. 1995)
  • Williams v. Harco Drugs, Inc., 896 F. Supp.1150 (S.D. Ala. 1994)
  • Harco Drugs v. Holloway, 669 So. 2d 878 (Ala. 1995)
  • Smith v. First Family Financial Services, 626 So. 2d 1266 (Ala.1993), reversed by
  • Goldome Credit v. Burke, 923 So. 2d 282 (Ala.2005)
  • Mooneyham v. State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 802 So. 2d 200 (Ala. 2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • Mobile Bar Association (President 2019)
  • Alabama State Bar
  • The Florida Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors 1997)
  • Florida Defense lawyers Association
  • Alabama Bar Foundation Fellow (election limited to 1% of bar membership)