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880 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35213
Venetia Varden
Legal Assistant
bio image Graham R. Pulvere

Graham is a Shareholder and practices in LGWM's Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability Practice Groups. His practice focuses on litigating insurance coverage and bad faith actions and a variety of professional liability matters.

Graham handles first party and third party insurance coverage matters for clients in the U.S. and European Insurance Markets. He handles various first party matters including claims involving catastrophes, suspected burning, fraud, theft losses, and commercial property and business interruption losses. He also handles first and third party bad faith matters including excess policy claims.

Graham has represented professional clients in a range of areas, including legal malpractice actions and bar disciplinary proceedings against attorneys, and errors and omissions actions against insurance agents and brokers.

Graham has represented clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation in a number of states.

Professional Profile
  • Member, Alabama Bar Association
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Association
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • All Alabama and Mississippi State Courts
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. (2003)

Utah State University, B.A. in Environmental Studies (1998)
  • Represented Lloyd’s syndicates in Alabama coverage and bad faith action arising from disputed storm loss to poultry houses and resulting business interruption claim.
  • Represented errors & omissions insurer in action seeking to recoup monies paid on behalf of insurance agent arising from electrical event at coastal commercial property.   
  • Represented professional liability carrier in Mississippi coverage and bad faith action arising from failed commercial real estate transaction.  
  • Represented general liability carrier in Mississippi coverage and bad faith action involving claims for defense and indemnity coverage in an underlying premises liability suit.
  • Represented excess directors & officers insurer in Florida action brought by state agency following a unique settlement which purported to exhaust the primary limits and involved an assignment of claims and stipulated damages.
  • Represented retail insurance agency in Michigan arbitration brought by insurer seeking to recover $1 million paid to settle and defend underlying state action.
  • Represented wholesale insurance broker in Mississippi fraud and procurement case involving dispute over scope of commercial automobile coverage for several losses incurred by a national food chain.
  • Represented managing general agency in Alabama action involving a claim for breach of the enhanced duty of good faith in administering worker’s compensation claims.
  • Represented attorney in Alabama legal malpractice action alleging breach of the standard of care in attorney’s handling of trial of underlying divorce action.
  • Represented attorney in Alabama legal malpractice action and related bar proceeding involving allegations of misappropriated settlement monies.
  • RBC Bank (USA) v. Holiday Isle, LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10051 (S.D. Ala. Feb. 5, 2010) (dismissing bank’s cross-claims for common law indemnity against title insurance company where an express indemnity agreement existed between the parties).
  • Ex parte Suzuki Mobile, Inc., 940 So. 2d 1007, 2006 Ala. LEXIS 74 (Ala. 2006) (construing Alabama’s corporate venue statute in favor of foreign corporation which argued “the events or omissions giving rise to [a] claim” refers to the wrongful acts or omissions of the corporate defendant).
  • Progressive Specialty Ins. Co. v. McKnight Agency, Inc., No. 07-14521 (11th Cir. Jan. 23, 2008) (limiting insurer’s damages in action against its agent, who made a clerical error selecting policy limits from a computerized drop-down menu, to the difference in premium paid on $300,000 policy limits and unpaid premium owed for the intended $1,000,000 policy limits).