After graduating from law school, Ted returned to his hometown of Prattville, Alabama, where he learned the basics of a general law practice in the firm of Howell, Sarto & Howell. In 1995, Ted moved his growing personal injury practice to Birmingham, Alabama, where he became a partner in the Plaintiffs’ litigation firm of Davenport, Lavette & Meadows, P.C. In 2001, Ted accepted an “of counsel” position at our firm. While he has spent his entire career helping the injured and defrauded, Ted now focuses on representing personal injury victims throughout the country in claims against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The Autauga County native became a shareholder at our firm in 2002. Since that time, he has been the principal firm lawyer in settlements totaling in excess of $60 million.
Ted is a frequent speaker on mass tort issues. He has been a guest speaker at National Lawyer Conventions held in New Orleans, Miami, Key West, Aspen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta and Puerto Rico. Ted received the Alabama State Bar Continuing Legal Education Award in recognition of efforts to continue and enhance professional competence. He has been recognized as an “advocate” by the National College of Advocacy. Ted has spoken at the Mississippi Judicial College on the subject of Electronic Discovery. He has spoken regarding Hormone Therapy (Prempro) litigation in a conference sponsored by the American Association for Justice. Ted has been interviewed by Legal Times Network regarding the latest in the Vioxx litigation. He is mentioned in the 2007 & 2008 editions of The Legal 500, a book carrying independent editorial commentary on the leading law firms in the United States.
Ted was the principal Beasley Allen lawyer who handled the Lotronex, Meridia, Guidant Ancure Stent, Sulzer and Smith & Nephew Knee Replacement litigations. He is currently handling Pain Pump, Hormone Therapy (Prempro), Medtronic Heart Devices, Guidant Heart Devices and Medtronic Lead Wire cases. Ted is also investigating other potential Mass Tort claims. He currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Governing Committee in the Prempro Multi District Litigation.
Ted is married to the former Carla Musgrove of Eufaula, Alabama. They have two children, Nathan and Amanda. He and his family are members of Saint James United Methodist Church, where he is actively involved in the Music Ministry. Ted also serves on the Worship & Fine Arts Council, and has served on the Board of Trustees, at the church. The Autauga County native is a very hard worker who is practicing in a complex and most interesting field. Ted cares about his clients and does a very good job handling their claims. We are blessed to have him with the firm.
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