Mr. Campbell has earned the highest rating for legal ability and ethics that can be bestowed by Martindale Hubbell. Martindale Hubbell is a national legal rating service that uses surveys of judges and lawyers familiar with the ability and ethical reputation of the lawyers being rated. He also appears in the 2011 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" for Commercial Litigation. Selection to the "Best Lawyers in America" list is based upon peer review by other attorneys and is a rare honor - especially for lawyers from small firms having a focus on representing consumers.
Mr. Campbell’s firm restricts its practice to representing clients and causes that its lawyers and staff believe in. As a result of believing in what they are doing, a dedicated team of lawyers and para-professionals have been assembled.
Mr. Campbell graduated in 1983 from the University of Alabama with a business administration degree. While there, he was elected president of the student body. Alabama football continues to be a passion. Upon graduation, Mr. Campbell completed the Commercial Banking Training Program at a major national bank. Mr. Campbell left the banking world to accept a position as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Howell Heflin (D.-Al.) in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Campbell graduated in 1988 from The University of Alabama School of Law. As a member of his law school’s National Trial Advocacy Team, Mr. Campbell received its award for outstanding trial advocacy. The American Bar Association's monthly professional magazine, the "ABA Journal," describes Mr. Campbell as a courageous advocate for consumers. Mr. Campbell loves trying cases and he does not shy away from a challenge. He has tried to conclusion several dozen litigated matters, including class and representative actions as well as NLRA AND AAA arbitrations.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Campbell worked as an associate and then partner at Lange, Simpson (now Adams Reese LLP/Lange Simpson). In August 1998, Mr. Campbell became one of the founding partners of the Birmingham office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C. Representing more than half the Fortune 50 companies in America, Ogletree Deakins is a top-ranked national law firm with hundreds of lawyers in 40 or more offices. Mr. Campbell was also chosen to represent the Alabama Association of School Board Attorneys and the Alabama Association of School Boards before the United States Supreme Court. During his later years as a “corporate lawyer,” Mr. Campbell began representing consumers in class action cases and found his true calling while representing consumers in class action cases.
In April 2000, Mr. Campbell formed his own firm. Campbell Law, A Professional Corporation exclusively represents plaintiffs in complex and class action litigation. The firm’s extensive use of technology and concentrated practice focus allows it to leverage its human assets.
Mr. Campbell has served as President of the Young Lawyers section of the Birmingham Bar Association in the mid-1990's. He frequently lectures at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars. Mr. Campbell is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) and served as a member of the NACA Class Action Settlement Guidelines Revision Committee. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Campbell and his cases have been featured on National Public Radio and the CBS Morning News as well as in Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Birmingham Post-Herald, Lawyer’s Weekly, Trial Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Law.com, The National Law Journal, the American Bar Association Journal, and numerous local network affiliate television stations.
Mr. Campbell revels in spending time with his three children.