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Holtsford Gilliland Higgins Hitson & Howard, P.C.
4001 Carmichael Road, Suite 300
Montgomery, Alabama 36106Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 334-215-8585
Toll Free: 800-932-6964
Fax: 334-215-7101
E-Mail: info@hglawpc.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4128, Montgomery, AL 36103-4128
Established: 1989

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Toxic Torts
  • General Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Construction Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Governmental Entity Defense
  • Forestry Law
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About Us
Our Mission is to be the preeminent law firm in our coverage territory. We plan to accomplish our mission by handling every case with a sense of urgency, in a cost effective manner and in a form that meets or exceeds all expectations.

Holtsford Gilliland's focus is resolving claims involving business, governmental and insurance related issues through litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
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Additional Locations
Mobile, Alabama
29000 U.S. Highway 98, Suite A-302
Daphne, Alabama 36526-7263
Telephone: 251-447-0234
Fax: 251-447-0212
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Alabama Municipal Insurance CorporationAlfa Insurance Corporation
All Risk Claims Service, Inc.American International Group, Inc.
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyCNA Insurance Company
Continental National Indemnity CompanyCrum & Forster Insurance
Federated Mutual Insurance CompanyGeneral Casualty Companies
Great American Insurance CompanyInternational Indemnity Company
Lumber Mutual Insurance CompanyMississippi Valley Title Insurance Company
Northbrook Property and Casualty Insurance CompanyOhio Casualty Group
Progressive Insurance CompanyShand Morahan & Company, Inc.
Skandia U.S. Insurance CompanySouthern Heritage Insurance Company
State Farm GroupState of Alabama Employees General Liability Trust Fund
Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Ltd.Travelers Property Casualty Corporation
United States Fidelity and Guaranty CompanyWausau General Insurance Company
Westco Claims Management Services, Inc.Zurich American Insurance Group
Non-Insurance Clients
Coastal Chemical CorporationTrinity Companies
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Alex L. Holtsford, Jr.
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:aholtsford@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1989
Additional Biographical Details:
Professor, Faulkner University School of Law, Appellate Advocacy and Conflicts of Law, 1986-1997
Memberships:
  • American and Montgomery County (Board of Directors, President) Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, Past President)
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1981
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D. (cum laude), 1985
Born:1959
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Floyd R. Gilliland, Jr.
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:fgilliland@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Montgomery County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Arkansas Tech University, B.S., 1962
  • University of Arkansas, M.S., 1964
  • Mississippi State University, Ph.D., 1967
  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, J.D., 1992
Honors:
Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Xi; Gamma Sigma Delta
Born:1939
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Steven A. Higgins
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:thiggins@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1989
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1992
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Justice Hugh Maddox, Alabama Supreme Court, 1992-1993
Honors:
Mu Kappa Tau; Alpha Kappa Psi
Born:1967
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Kenneth A. Hitson, Jr.
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:khitson@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama District Attorneys Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 1986
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1989
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to the Honorable H. Randall Thomas, Circuit Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama
Honors:
Phi Alpha Delta
Born:1964
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Rick A. Howard
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:rhoward@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of North Alabama, B.S., 1989
  • Christian Brothers College, M.B.A., 1993
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1997
Born:1967
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David P. Stevens
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:dstevens@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A. (cum laude), 1992
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1995
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Justice Terry L. Butts, Alabama Supreme Court, 1995-1996
Born:1970
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Jay S. Tuley
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:jtuley@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Montgomery County Bar Associations
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.A., 1995
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1998
Law Review:
Senior Editor, Journal of the Legal Profession, 1997-1998
Honors:
Phi Gamma Delta
Born:1973
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S. Mark Dukes
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:mdukes@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2007
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1979
  • Georgetown University, M.A., 1988
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1995
Military:
U.S. Army [1979-1983]; Captain, U.S. Army Reserve, Military Intelligence [1983-1992]
Born:1957
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Murry S. Whitt
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:mwhitt@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1999
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1996
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1999
Military:
Legal Counsel, U.S. Air Force
Born:1973
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April W. McKay
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:amckay@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.S. (cum laude), 1998
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2002
Born:1976
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Associates
Megan K. McCarthy
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:mmccarthy@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Maryland, 2004
  • Alabama, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Education:
  • Sewanee, The University of the South, B.S., 2001
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2004
Law Review:
Executive Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to the Honorable C. Clark Raley, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland
Born:1978
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Jarred E. Kaplan
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:jkaplan@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2006
Memberships:
  • American and Montgomery County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 2001
  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1978
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Rebecca L. Chambliss
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:rchambliss@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2010
Memberships:
  • American, Montgomery County and Birmingham Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.S. (cum laude), 2005
  • Cumberland University School of Law, J.D., 2010
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Alex (Trey) L. Holtsford III
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:tholtsford@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2013
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 2009
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2013
Law Review:
Senior Editor, Law and Psychology Law Review
Honors:
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
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Joseph VanZandt
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:jvanzandt@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
Memberships:
  • Alabama State Bar
Education:
  • Faulkner University, B.S. (summa cum laude, with honors), 2009
  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, J.D., 2012
Born:1986
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Of Counsel
Joana S. Ellis
Montgomery, AL
E-Mail:jellis@hglawpc.com
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1983
Education:
  • Samford University
  • Auburn University at Montgomery, B.S., 1979
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1983
Born:1959
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Service Areas
Alexander City, Alabama55 miles
Clanton, Alabama40 miles
Dothan, Alabama107 miles
Eufaula, Alabama80 miles
Opelika, Alabama63 miles
Phenix City, Alabama81 miles
Selma, Alabama48 miles
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