DONALD C. RADCLIFF
Over the course of his career, Donny Radcliff has specialized in the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims in civil litigation matters, primarily in the field of admiralty and maritime law. His practice also includes defending workers’ compensation claims, particularly when his clients employ both marine and land-based workers. Over the past several years, Mr. Radcliff’s trial work has broadened to include the defense of pharmaceutical and medical malpractice claims as well as other types of general litigation matters. He also has substantial trial experience in business litigation involving a large variety of issues including ship arrests, collision cases, cargo claims, limitation of liability actions and marine insurance matters.
In addition to practicing in both state and federal courts, Mr. Radcliff often serves as a mediator, either appointed by the court or selected by agreement of the parties. He has also served as an arbitrator in matters when requested by counsel representing the parties involved in the dispute.
Mr. Radcliff has recently served as President of the Board of Directors of L’Arche Mobile. L’Arche Mobile is one of the oldest and largest of the 18 L’Arche communities in the United States. Internationally, there are presently 147 L’Arche communities in 35 countries. At L’Arche, mentally and physically handicapped adults are provided a home for life where mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of their life together.
The University of Alabama, B.A. 1973
The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. 1976
Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty and Maritime Practice
Alabama Super Lawyers
Alabama Law Foundation Fellow
Alabama Law Review, Editorial Board 1974-1976
Order of the Coif
Phi Eta Sigma
Omicron Delta Kappa
Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, Member
Hugo Black Scholar
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Organizations and Associations:
American Bar Association
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Board of Directors, 2014-Present; Arrangements Committee 2002-2014
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
General Mediator Certification from Tulane University, 2004
Federal Panel of Neutrals (Approved Mediator)
Alabama State Bar Mobile Bar Association
Publications and Seminar Speeches:
“Act of God in a Maritime Context”
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (2006)
“Damages available in Personal Injury Claims after Miles, Yamaha and Amtrak,”
23 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 383 (Spring 1999)
“Nuke the Expert (Daubert)”
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (1998).