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880 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35213
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Rosemarie Fernandez
Legal Assistant
bio image E. Britton Monroe
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Britt is a Shareholder with LGWM, is head of LGWM's Architect & Engineers, Construction and Environmental Law Practice Groups and is a member of LGWM's Executive Committee. Britt defends architects, engineers, design builders, construction managers and surveyors in design defect and construction defect cases and defends manufacturers, distributors, developers and general contractors with regard to environmental matters before the EPA and various state environmental agencies, as well as in both State and Federal Court, throughout the Southeastern United States.

Professional Profile
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Alabama Bar Association
Member, Birmingham Bar
Member, California Bar Association
Member, Tennessee Bar Association
Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Member, Claims Litigation Management
Alabama Super Lawyers – 2010 (Professional Liability and Environmental Litigation)
Bmetro Magazine – 2010 Birmingham's Top Legal Minds
Admitted
  • All State Courts in Alabama California and Tennessee
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • The United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Second Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
  • The United States Supreme Court
Education
University of South Alabama, B.A. in Political Science and History, 1986
University of Alabama, J.D., summa cum laude, 1989
Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review
Recipient, Six American Jurisprudence Awards
Member, Order of the Coif
Member, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
CASES OF NOTE
  • Represented Structural Engineer in largest private litigation in U.S. history involving the design and construction of the Harmon Hotel located at CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Represented national Geotechnical Engineering firm with respect to claims concerning heaving related to a shopping center development in Gulf Port, Mississippi.
  • Represented Design Builder with respect to the design and construction of a public utilities service and data center located in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest Engineering Design Firm with respect to alleged claims for negligent design relating to Taxiways and aprons constructed at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport.
  • Represented Environmental Engineer with respect to environmental compliance reviews performed on six (6) different office buildings purchased by a major developer in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Represented Geotechnical Engineering firm with respect to alleged negligent geotechnical investigation relating to a waste water treatment facility in Pensacola, Florida.
  • Represented Architect with respect to the alleged negligent design for the New Orleans Parish Correctional Facility located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Represented Structural Engineer with respect to the design of crane mechanisms used to transport die pieces for a major international car manufacturer that were allegedly damaged as a result of faulty crane load design in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Represented Architect with respect to the alleged faulty design relating to concrete exterior cladding on a five story commercial building in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Represented Architect with respect to the alleged faulty design of a fire suppression system for a mechanical distribution facility located in Brundidge, Alabama.
  • Represented Architect with respect to the alleged faulty design of a roof hatch system that allegedly led to a plaintiff’s personal injuries when he fell through the hatch in Pike County, Alabama.
  • Represented Architect with respect to the alleged faulty design and specifications for three schools and a high school football stadium in Choctaw County, Alabama.
  • Represented Architect with respect to the alleged faulty design and specifications for an underground hot water steam system at Auburn University.
  • Represented Architect with respect to the alleged faulty design and specifications for an automobile parts manufacturing plant in Greenville, Alabama.
  • Represented Architect with respect to the alleged faulty design and specifications for a paper producing facility in Mobile, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent design of a CNC plasma punch press in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent design of a large real estate development in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent geotechnical testing and construction materials testing for a large retail shopping center development in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent condominium conversion report in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent design of condominium complex in Panama City Beach, Florida.
  • Represented Manufacturing Company with in-house Engineers in alleged negligent design and manufacture of the Third Avenue Replacement Bridge over the Harlem River in New York, New York.
  • Represented Manufacturing Company with in-house Engineers in alleged negligent design and manufacture of a cement reclaimer near Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent design of a water treatment facility in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent design of fencing specifications for municipal airport.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent pre-construction geotechnical testing for underground springs in a large residential development in Elmore County, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent design and supervision relating to mechanical stabilized slopes for a large retail shopping center in Hoover, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged faulty design of a concrete pad for a Wal-Mart shopping center in Mobile, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged faulty design and repair to a canopy over a fuel kiosk which exploded, causing serious personal injury in Greene County, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged faulty design of an erosion control system for a residential development in Mobile, Alabama that allegedly allowed soil to cross a public road leading to a motorcycle collision resulting in death.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged overdesign of an electrical system for a large residential dwelling in Shelby County, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged failure to adequately design a roofing system for a commercial building in Mobile, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged faulty design of a venting system for an MRI machine which exploded in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged faulty design of a HVAC system for a level 4 infectious disease control laboratory.
  • Represented Design Builders with respect to alleged negligence as to the design and construction of commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities, roof systems, roof drain systems, curtain walls and masonry walls.
  • Represented Surveyor in alleged negligent surveying of a site in downtown Mobile, Alabama for a five-story parking deck.
  • Represented Surveyor in alleged faulty surveying of a location of a pier for a condominium in Orange Beach, Alabama.
  • Represented Surveyor in alleged faulty surveying of the elevation for a large residential dwelling in a federal flood plan zone.
  • Represented Surveyor in alleged failure to properly survey the dimensions of the underground drain system for a municipal project in Mobile County, Alabama.
  • Represented company in a claim arising from environmental issues from the cleanup of methamphetamine laboratories in Alabama and Georgia.
  • Represented site contractor in alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act.
  • Represented site contractor with respect to allegations of violations of the Clean Water Act from construction activities at the Birmingham International Airport.
  • Represented company alleged to have contaminated 150 homeowners’ properties with excessive particulate emissions and sink holes as a result of development of a waste water treatment facility.
  • Represented company that designed and manufactured gasoline dispensing system from claims of soil and groundwater contamination.
  • Represented manufacturer against claims of unreasonably dangerous exposure to the manufacturer’s product in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Represented distributor of wood chips against allegation that chemicals used to treat the wood chips caused long term and permanent respiratory problems to numerous Plaintiffs.
REPORTED CASES
  • General Southern Industries v. Shub, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 300 Fed. Appx. 723; 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 23921, November 18, 2008.
  • Ex parte Fidelity Bank, Supreme Court of Alabama, 893 So. 2d 1116; 2004 Ala. LEXIS 142, June 4, 2004.
  • Keck v. Dryvit Systems, Supreme Court of Alabama, 830 So. 2d 1; 2002 Ala. LEXIS 15; CCH Prod. Liab. Rep. P16, 273; 46 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d (Callaghan) 635, January 18, 2002.
  • Ex parte Miltope Corp., Supreme Court of Alabama, 823 So. 2d 640; 2001 Ala. LEXIS 456; 145 Lab. Cas. (CCH) P59, 494, December 14, 2001.
  • Folmar & Assocs. LLP v. Holberg, Supreme Court of Alabama, 776 So. 2d 112; 2000 Ala. LEXIS 334, August 4, 2000.
  • Construction Materials v. Kirkpatrick Concrete, Supreme Court of Alabama, 631 So. 2d 1006; 1994 Ala. LEXIS 40; 9 I.E.R. Cas. (BNA) 345; 1994-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) P70, 541, January 28, 1994.
  • Weaver v. State, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, 710 So. 2d 480; 1997 Ala. Crim. App. LEXIS 201, May 2, 1997.
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