Michael Strickland

Protecting the Law Since 1994

After graduating one semester early from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 1993, Michael went to serve as a clerk in the 15th Judicial Circuit in Alabama. Since 1994, Michael Strickland, as a partner in Kendall and Strickland, has represented persons and families from almost every state in the U.S, in legal claims. With a long and distinguished career, Michael has achieved positive jury verdicts and substantial financial settlements for multiple types of claims–serious personal injury, product liability, prescription drugs, and insurance–most of which are confidential due to the nature and size of the awards. Michael has also protected the rights of the families of those whose wrongful death was caused by fatal accidents, negligent medical care, and defective products. Nearly all of his law practice has been devoted to these cases, and he has personally tried more than one hundred cases.

Michael Strickland is a member of every state court in Alabama, Georgia, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice in every Federal Court in Alabama. Other affiliations include the American Association for Justice and the Alabama Association for Justice. He is the Past President of the Association for Justice. Mr. Strickland has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Durrough. He also serves as a mediator.

Mr. Strickland also serves on the board of directors of several environmental nonprofits. His outdoor activities including whitewater kayaking, hang gliding, snow skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking. Married to Emily Williams Strickland since 1993, he has two children; his daughter, Anna, is an ER nurse and his son, Will is a junior in college.

Some of our Settlement Awards & Judgements

Medical Malpractice

$3,000,000

$995,000

$950,000

$350,000

$250,000

 

Auto Accident

$1,900,000

$1,100,000

$500,000

$250,000

$100,000

 

Slip and Fall

$1,000,000

$975,000

$265,000

Electrocution

$1,300,000

Auto & Tire Product Liability

$3,725,000

$1,595,000

Consumer Fraud Judgement

$20,000,000

$10,000,000

Dump Truck Accident

$425,000

$300,000 

18-Wheeler Accident

$950,000

$500,000

$425,000

Lawnmower Accident

$2,900,000

 

ATV Judgement

$2,500,000

 

Pool Drowning

$450,000

 

House Fire

$300,000

 

About the Firm

Many firms claim to be wrongful death, personal injury attorneys. However, from the first day of practicing law, Michael and his firm began representing people who had been injured or suffered a death in the family due to the wrongful actions of companies and product manufacturers. Along with his law practice, he has been hired as a consulting attorney by other law firms across the United States to assist those attorneys with their cases. In addition, Mr. Strickland has been hired as a consultant by some of the very same automobile manufacturers that he and his firm obtained financial settlements against for his clients! 

In addition, Strickland and Kendall have vast experience involving class-action suits against cellular phone providers, personal finance and banking institutions, oil- and gas-producing companies, and tax-preparedness firms. Another area of success for Stickland and Kendall is representing individuals and businesses suffering property damages and business losses from natural disasters like fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. In this very unique branch of law, Michael and the firm have developed an excellent reputation representing clients against the insurance industry, with favorable outcomes.

What Differentiates Strickland and Kendall

 

For the last twenty-five years, the firm has compassionately served clients as well as mediating between clients and insurance companies. They take the time to meet with clients, fully understanding their needs and explaining the process and handling of cases. They make themselves available to the client wherever the client is, coming to the hospital or the client’s home. Their clients have access to them 24 hours a day.

When processing cases, we prepare each one like it is going to trial. Though many cases do result in a settlement, they are prepared in a way to maximize the settlement amount rather than simply taking a settlement from the defendant or defendant’s attorney.

1

Fearless Advocacy

We move quickly and aren’t afraid to go to trial to maximize the compensation you deserve. That is why insurance companies pay our clients quickly.

2

No Fees Until We Win

Don’t worry: we charge no up-front costs and we only get paid if we get you money for your case.

3

Hands-On Approach

Our secret to success lies in our accessibility, consistent communication, and client-centered VIP attention.

4

Confidential Second Opinions

We offer zero-obligation, confidential second opinions for those who have a pending injury case.

Below are Some of our Settlement Awards and Judgments:

Consumer Fraud Judgment

$20,000,000

Consumer Fraud Judgment

$10,000,000

Automobile and Tire Product Liability

$3,725,000

Medical Malpractice

$995,000.00

Electrocution

$1,300,000

Auto Accident

$1,100,000

Auto Accident

$100,000

Slip and Fall

$975,000

Dump Truck Accident

$300,000

18-Wheeler Accident

$425,000

18-Wheeler Accident

$500,000

Auto Accident

$1,900,000

Lawnmower Accident

$2,900,000

Medical Malpractice

$3,000,000

Tornado Damage

$2,374,314

Slip and Fall Judgment

$1,000,000

Dump Truck Accident

$425,000

Automobile and Tire Product Liability

1,595,000

18-Wheeler Fire

$950,000

ATV Judgment

$2,500,000

Pool Drowning

$450,000

Medical Malpractice

$950,000

Auto Accident

$500,000

House Fire

$300,000

Slip and Fall

$265,000

Medical Malpractice

$350,000

Auto Accident

$250,000

Medical Malpractice

$250,000

Significant Published Cases – Alabama Supreme Court

  • 153 So.3d 764 Supreme Court of Alabama. Wayne MORROW v. Shameka CALDWELL, as mother and next friend of Keandarick Russell, a deceased minor. 1111359. March 14, 2014.
  • 38 So.3d 41 Supreme Court of Alabama. Ex parte M. Barnett LAWLEY et al. (In re Jerald Drummond et al. v. M. Barnett Lawley et al.). 1080175. November 6, 2009.

  • 275 So.3d 124 Supreme Court of Alabama. PORTERSVILLE BAY OYSTER COMPANY, LLC, Troy Cornelius, and Rebecca Cornelius v. Christopher BLANKENSHIP, in his official capacity as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 1161101. August 29, 2018. Rehearing Denied October 16, 2018.

  • 84 So.3d 60 Supreme Court of Alabama. Reginald K. HAYES v. Jo Ann HENLEY, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Earl Hoyt Henley. 1100636. September 23, 2011. Rehearing Denied November. 11, 2011.

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