Gregory Law Firm
Steven P. Gregory has practiced law for twenty-four years.
Before attending law school, Mr. Gregory worked in the securities industry as a series 7 licensed stockbroker, focusing on investments in high-grade common stocks and taxable and tax-exempt debt securities for both retail and institutional clients. Because of this background in the securities industry, his legal work has focused in part on securities and business-related litigation and arbitration, representing investors, broker-dealers, and registered representatives in court and in arbitration. One of the few securities litigators in the United States with experience in the securities industry and as a FINRA/NASD arbitrator, Mr. Gregory has served as an arbitrator and mediator for the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers) since 1995, appearing in over one hundred arbitrations and chairing many of those panels.
Steven Gregory’s securities arbitration experience has led to broader practice in alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Gregory has conducted mediations in securities, employment, commercial, sports marketing, and small claims matters, and he is a member of the roster of mediators maintained by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution (see his profile here) and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Steven Gregory also practices in the areas of class, derivative, aviation, antitrust, products liability, and subrogation litigation, and other complex litigation, as well as probate law.
Mr. Gregory holds the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Alabama, in English and creative writing, respectively, and he received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. There he was a member of Bench and Bar, was named Outstanding First Year Advocate by the Moot Court Board, and served for two years on the editorial board of the Alabama Law Review. Mr. Gregory also earned American Jurisprudence awards for best paper in Remedies II and International Business Transactions.
Mr. Gregory is the author of “Beesley v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, Walton v. Cowin Equipment Co., Inc., and Walker v. Anderson Electrical Connectors: Jury Trials in Title VII Actions?” 42 Ala. L. Rev. 1389 (Spring 1991). He presented a paper on consumer class actions at a symposium sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria and was appointed to the Congress of Fellows.
Mr. Gregory published his first novel, Cold Winter Rain, in 2013, and his first collection of short stories, A Summer Dream and Other Stories, appeared in 2014. Information regarding Mr. Gregory’s fiction may be found at his author website, stevenpgregory.com.
Mr. Gregory has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis to practice in federal courts in a number of other jurisdictions, and has appeared and presented oral argument on several occasions before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, Mr. Gregory is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association (Section of Litigation; Securities Committee; Class Actions Committee), the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, and the Birmingham Bar Association.
As a former member of the board of directors of Indian Rivers Mental Health Center, a mental health agency in west Alabama, Mr. Gregory remains interested in the operation of non-profit corporations and in the welfare of their constituents.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||Arbitration, Collaborative Law, International Arbitration, International Dispute Resolution, International Mediation, Mediation|
|Antitrust and Trade Regulation||Antitrust, Antitrust Class Actions, Deceptive Trade Practices, International Antitrust, Price-Fixing|
|Aviation and Aerospace||Aircraft Acquisitions, Aircraft Sales, Aircraft Title, Airplane Crash Litigation, Aviation Accidents, Aviation Defense, Aviation Law, Aviation Liability, Aviation Litigation, Aviation Products Liability, Federal Aviation Licenses, Helicopter Crash Litigation|
|Business Law||Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Crimes, Business Dissolutions, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Start-Ups, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Complex Business Litigation, Family Business Mediation, Limited Liability Company Law, Private Business Law, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships|
|Class Actions||Class Action Defense, Class Action Prosecution|
|Commodities||Commodities Arbitration, Commodities Fraud, Commodities Futures, Commodities Regulation|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Fraud||Art Fraud, Automobile Fraud, Civil Fraud, Fraud|
|Immigration Law||Asylum, Business Immigration, Citizenship, Consular Law, Deportation, Employment Authorizations, Employment Immigration, Employment Visas, Family Immigration Law, Investor Visas, Labor Certifications, Permanent Visas, Political Asylum, Refugee Law, Religious Visas, Removal Proceedings, Visas|
|Investment Law||Consumer Financial Services, Financial Services Law, Financial Services Regulation, Investment Company Law, Investment Fraud, Investment Regulation, Mutual Funds|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice|
|Probate||Probate Administration, Probate Litigation|
|Securities Law||Bank Securities, Blue Sky Law, Broker-Dealer Arbitration, FINRA Arbitration, Government Securities, Insider Trading, Securities Arbitration, Securities Class Actions, Securities Consumer Arbitration, Securities Fraud, Securities Fraud Arbitration, Securities Fraud Class Actions, Securities Litigation, Shareholder Derivative Actions, Shareholder Disputes, Shareholder Rights, Shareholders Law, Tax Exempt Securities|
|Torts||Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Mass Torts, Tort Defense, Tort Liability|
President | Gregory Law Firm PC
2004 - 2015
Member | Dice and Gregory LLC
1998 - 2004
Attorney | Ritchie and Rediker LLC
1991 - 1998
Juris Doctor | University of Alabama School of Law
1988 - 1991
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TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $200
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TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: 40%
, Alabama, Shelby County
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