Lang joined LGWM December 30, 2016 in LGWM’S Gulf Coast office located in Pensacola, Florida. Lang returned to private practice with LGWM after 12 years in private practice as a trial lawyer, followed by 20 years of public service on the bench as a trial court judge.
During his 12 years in private practice, Lang defended legal malpractice actions, premises liability actions, and a variety of personal injury, property, and construction related cases. Lang routinely defended claims in both Alabama and Florida state and federal courts. While in private practice, Lang also served as the City Prosecutor for the City of Daphne, Alabama, and the Municipal Judge for the City of Fairhope, Alabama. Lang served 28 years in the Army Reserves as a Judge Advocate General and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2016.
During his 20 years as a circuit trial judge, Lang presided over more than 6000 civil jury cases. As a judge, Lang presided over 200 jury trials and 750 non-jury trials, including some of the more complex civil litigation cases in Alabama's 28th Judicial Circuit. Many of the trials over which Lang presided included catastrophic injury cases involving products liability, medical malpractice, construction defect claims. Lang also presided over dozens of trials involving municipal liability and general civil litigation. A large number of the civil jury cases over which Lang presided also involved condominium and home owners’ associations with substantial construction defect claims against developers and contractors. Lang also presided as judge over dozens of individual residential and commercial litigation cases during his 20years.
During his tenure on the bench, Lang served as Chair of theAlabama statewide Judges Technology Committee, for which Lang oversaw the development and implementation of the Ala court and Ala file electronic filing systems. In 2015, his contributions to the system were honored by being awarded the Alabama State Bar Judicial Award of Merit.
2018 Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
2017 Howell Heflin Honesty & Integrity in the ProfessionAward Recipient
2015 Alabama State Bar Judicial Award of Merit Recipient
Member, Alabama Bar Association
Member, Florida Bar Association
Member, Baldwin County Bar Association
Member, Mobile Bar Association
Member, Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
Bar Commissioner for Baldwin County, Alabama State Bar
Advisory Committee of the Alabama Rules of Evidence of theAlabama State Bar
Past member, Education and Executive Boards of the AlabamaCircuit Judge's Association
Past chair, Court Technology Commission for the AlabamaAdministrative Office of Courts
Past service, Alabama Military Law Committee and theAdvisory Committee of the Alabama Rules of Evidence of the Alabama State Bar
All State Courts in Alabama (1984)
All State Courts in Florida (1986)
United States District Court Southern District of Alabama
United States District Court Northern District of Florida
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the EleventhCircuitUnitedStates Supreme Court