Lee Bains is a Insurance, Class Action, Antitrust & Trade Law, Business, Commercial attorney and has been licensed for 38 years. This attorney works in Birmingham, AL and went to Harvard University Law School.
Lee is a Shareholder and member of several practices in the Litigation section at Maynard Cooper.
Lee has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, particularly in the areas of class actions, punitive damages, insurance, antitrust, and business and commercial litigation. Lee is a fixture in the courtrooms of Alabama, both state and federal. He has represented clients in cases in nearly every Alabama county and has handled numerous appeals before the Alabama Supreme Court.
His history as a successful and knowledgeable litigator dates back to the 1980s and 1990s, when Alabama was known as “tort hell.” During that time, Lee represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in hundreds of punitive damages and class action cases across Alabama.
Since the early 1990s, Lee has handled class action and complex commercial cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States and has recently presented oral arguments in the Second, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits. He has defended class action litigation throughout the country, including cases in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Lee has appeared as an attorney of record in cases that have resulted in more than 100 published opinions.
His talents and work as an attorney have been recognized by numerous organizations and peer-review lists, among which is his esteemed recognition as a Leading Practitioner in both Litigation: Commercial and Litigation: Appellate, an area in which he holds a Band 1 ranking. Lee is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation for his work at a litigator. Super Lawyers recognized Lee as one of the “Top 50 Lawyers” in Alabama in 2016 and 2017. In addition, Lee has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell since his seventh year of practice.
Lee received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his A.B. from Harvard University.
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