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Norman E. Waldrop Jr.


Phone: 251-405-1322
Fax: 251-432-6843


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1971; J.D. Honors: Order of the Coif; tied for 3rd in law class; Law Review: University of Alabama, Articles Editor
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 1968 B.S. Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa

Admitted In

  • Alabama, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® (Mobile, AL), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2023), “Lawyer of the Year” Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants (2020, 2018); Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2017)
  • Best Lawyers®, listed since 2005, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyers

Mr. Waldrop has been a trial lawyer for 43 years. He has tried all types of cases, involving aviation, medical, commercial, railroad, trucking, products, and insurance. Mr. Waldrop has tried over 150 jury trials and has won over 90% of those trials. He has a high concentration in jury trials and has lectured and written in the trial practice area on a number of occasions. In recent years, he has tried many medical malpractice cases, most of which involved substantial damage claims for death and serious personal injury. He also has participated in the handling and supervision of large, complex cases, not only involving medical and pharmaceutical issues, but also commercial and insurance matters. Mr. Waldrop has represented numerous primary and excess insurors as well as many corporate defendants. Mr. Waldrop has considerable experience in trying cases against the top plaintiff’s attorneys in Alabama and in the Southeast. Mr. Waldrop has been recognized for 2010 by Alabama Super Lawyers.

Professional Affiliations

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Judicial Inquiry Commission Vice Chairman

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