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880 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35213
Assistant
Geri Brosky
Legal Assistant
bio image Cydney L. Barnes
associate

Cydney practices in LGWM's Architects and Engineers and Environmental Litigation Practice Groups. Cydney represents architects, engineers, design builders, general contractors, subcontractors, and surveyors in both residential and commercial projects. Cydney also represents engineers, developers, general contractors, and manufacturers in federal and state law claims involving environmental and toxic tort litigation.

Professional Profile
Member, Alabama Bar Association

Member, Construction Law Section
Admitted
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Education
Cumberland School of Law
J.D., 2016, magna cum laude

Recipient, Dean's Merit Scholarship
Copy Editor, Cumberland Law Review
Scholar of Merit: Government Regulation of Business, Product Liability, Business Organizations, Land Use Planning, Torts I
Member, Cumberland Trial Board
Member, Cumberland National Trial Team
Member, Cumberland National Negotiation Team
Member, Cumberland National Mediation Team
Member, Cumberland Trial Board
Director, Cumberland National Negotiation Team
Winner, Summer Mediation Competition 2014

Dalton State College
B.A. in English, 2012
CASES OF NOTE
  • Represented architect against allegations of defective and incomplete design related to the design of an apartment complex. Claims in the dispute exceeded $1 million The primary design issues involved code requirements for firewall separations.
  • Represented a water remediation company which performed professional drying services at a residence. The homeowner’s insurance company brought claims against the water remediation company for the alleged failure to completely dry the residence.
  • Represent a corporation against claims of mercury vapor exposure by over 50 plaintiffs against 14 defendants. Claims range from $250,000.00 to $1 million for each individual plaintiff.
  • Represent a corporation which contracted with BP during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill clean-up efforts. Claims against the corporation include fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent suppression, and civil conspiracy.
  • Represented a steel manufacturer who designed and fabricated steel components for a large-scale bridge project in Massachusetts. Allegations against the manufacturer involve deficient design and fabrication of bridge components.
  • Represented architecture firm which designed a large-scale riverfront facility against claims of negligent design, breach of contract administration duties, and fraudulent concealment. Claims against the architect exceeded $1.25 million. The primary design issue involved the deterioration of the exterior wall cladding system.
  • Represented an architect in an alleged negligent design claim involving the construction of a $22 million residence. The total claimed damages were over $8 million. The primary design issues included building envelope security and masonry attachment.
  • Represented a civil engineering firm accused of negligent design, construction, and maintenance of the water drainage system for a subdivision. Claims in the dispute exceeded $700,000.00.
  • Represented architecture firm which designed an apartment complex. Claims against the architecture firm arose out of a fatal vehicle accident which occurred on the apartment premises and alleged wrongful death, negligence, and wantonness.
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