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Kathleen Cobb Kaufman


Juris Doctorate, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1996
B.A., Political Science, The University of Alabama, 1991

Admitted to Practice
State of Alabama
Federal District Courts in Alabama

American Bar Association – Construction Practice Section
Alabama State Bar Association
Mobile Bar Association – Nominations, Professional Relations,and Appellate Practice Committees
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association – Amicus Committee
Defense Research Institute
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy

Registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster

Kathleen’s practice specializes in medical malpractice, construction and insurance defense. She provides direct representation for nursing homes, physicians, contractors, architects, engineers and insurers. As part of her strong experience in appellate practice, Kathleen has authored briefs in significant cases that impact medical malpractice. She is a sought out speaker on issues of risk management in the areas of medical malpractice and construction, as well as regulatory and litigation issues affecting building contractors and insurers and on the impact of arbitration in the medical arena.

Kathleen’s commitment to community service is extensive, from volunteering her time and resources to the Volunteer Lawyers Program and serving as a Deacon in her church to raising funds for charitable organizations. Additionally, she is an advocate for and works with at risk children, exposing them to the arts and reading. She is also a graduate of Leadership Mobile. Kathleen is married with two young children.
Significant Cases
Husby v. South Alabama Nursing Home, 712 So. 2d 750 (Ala. 1998)
This case defined the qualifications required for an expert witness under the Alabama Medical Liability Act.

Carraway v. Beverly Enterprises, Inc., 978 So. 2d 27 (Ala. 2007)
This case addressed the authority needed for a sponsor or family member to bind a nursing home resident to a               contract calling for arbitration.






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