My name is Ron Crook. I have been a trial lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama for 25 years representing individuals in lawsuits against individuals and businesses. I have represented plaintiffs in a variety of claims including medical malpractice, personal injury, fraud, breach of contract, nursing home negligence, automobile and trucking negligence, prison abuse, social security disability, etc. I am licensed to practice in all counties in Alabama, the Northern and Middle District of Alabama and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. I graduated from law school at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, cum laude. In law school I was Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and was inducted into Curia Honoris.
Before attending law school, I graduated from the University of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia, and Emory University. I spent two years in the United States Army at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and the 95th Evac. Hospital in Da Nang, Vietnam. I am certified as a Medical Technologist and Specialist in Blood Bank Technology by the American College of Pathologists and American Association of Blood Banks. I have worked in the Clinical Laboratory in eight different hospitals. I was a supervisor in the Clinical Laboratory at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. For two years I was Clinical Instructor at the University of South Alabama Medical Center and for four years I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Technology in the College of Allied Health at the University of South Alabama. I have taught college undergraduate and graduate courses in Immunohematology, Hematology, and Immunology.
I started my practice of law with Hogan, Smith, Alspaugh, Samples, & Pratt, P. C. and served as managing partner with Hogan, Smith & Alspaugh, P.C. and Smith & Alspaugh, P.C. During my practice I have participated in cases appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court and Alabama Court of Civil Appeals published in the Southern Reporter. I have taken depositions in 36 states in the United States plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. I have tried cases before a jury to completion in at least 27 of the 67 counties in Alabama, both in State Courts and Federal Court. I have also tried cases before a jury to completion in Mississippi State and Federal Courts. I have an AV Preeminent rating (highest) by Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings.
Every legal case is different and I cannot assure you or predict the final results of a lawsuit, I can assure you that I will take every step and action to do my best in representing your interests. There is no charge for the initial consultation. If you and I decide to pursue a case on your behalf, we will discuss an attorney fee which is a percentage of your recovery. I will advance all costs of the litigation on your behalf. If there is no recovery, you do not pay any money.