"The culture we have created here at Shealy, Pike, Hornsby and Freeman gives our clients the aggressive legal representation they deserve by delivering favorable resolution in any stage of the litigation process." - Jim Pike

James H. Pike was raised in Dothan, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University, graduating magna cum laude in 1992. Mr. Pike then went on to also graduate magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1995.  While in law school, Mr. Pike was a member of the editorial board of the Washington & Lee Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif.  Mr. Pike also served on the Washington & Lee Student Executive Committee, which administers the University’s Honor System.

Mr. Pike was admitted to practice law in the state of Alabama in 1995. Mr. Pike’s aggressive litigation style frequently leads to favorable resolutions for his clients at early stages of litigation. In addition, Mr. Pike has argued before the Alabama Supreme Court and was an invited speaker at the 2013 Alabama Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit.

Mr. Pike is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute.  Mr. Pike is designated as a Master Advocate by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).  Mr. Pike has achieved the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory’s highest rating - AV-Preeminent.

Mr. Pike is a past Chairman of the Houston County Bar Association’s Grievance Committee and currently serves on the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association's Amicus Curiae Committee. 

 

Practice areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability 
  • Construction Defect 
  • Casualty Insurance 
  • Employment Practices Liability 
  • General Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Civil Rights 
  • Public Liability Defense
  • Fire Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Estate Litigation

Bar admissions

  • State Bar of Alabama, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2011

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Order of the Coif, Washington & Lee University
  • Student Executive Committee, Washington & Lee University
  • Master Advocate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Education

  • B.A. Washington & Lee University, Economics, magna cum laude, 1992
  • J.D., Washington & Lee University, magna cum laude, 1995

Professional associations

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Past Chairman of the Houston County Bar Association Grievance 
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission Certified

 

"As business owners we sometimes find ourselves in difficult situations or even disagreements we have to work through with vendors or partners. We need someone to come in who is well respected and who can bring light to a sometimes difficult situation. Shealy, Pike, Hornsby and Freeman does just that."

Chris Dupree
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