2016

Hare Wynn Attorneys  Ashley Peinhardt and Tempe Smith Named B-Metro Magazine Top Women Lawyers of 2016

$310-Millon Settlement Awarded In Fraud Class Action Against Caremark And AIG

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Mike Ermert Elected to Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners.

Eleven Hare Wynn Attorneys Named as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016

Hare Wynn ranked in US News and World Report as 2016 Best Law Firm in ten practice areas

Ashley Reitz Peinhardt

Hare Wynn Attorney Ashley Peinhardt Selected for 2016 Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum

2015

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More than $20 million paid to clients in metal-on-metal settlements

Ralph Cook

Hare Wynn Attorney Ralph Cook Elected Magic City Bar Association President

Alabama Supreme Court Affirms $15 Million Dram Shop Verdict

Hare Wynn Recovers $995,000 for Small Business Client

Fourteen Hare Wynn Lawyers Honored in the 2015 list of Super Lawyers

2014

$4 Million Jury Verdict in Alabama Medical Malpractice Case

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$500,000 Settlement in West Virginia Wrongful Death Case

$1.2 Million Settlement in Alabama Whistleblower Case

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$7.5 Million Jury Verdict in Alabama Medical Malpractice Case

Hare Wynn attorney Mike Ermert selected as President of Alabama Association for Justice

Hare Wynn Attorney in Kentucky Vioxx Case

$25 Million Settlement in Kentucky Vioxx Case

Hare Wynn and Two Other Firms File Class Action Lawsuits in Syngenta Case

Hare Wynn Selected to National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers List

Hughston Nichols Selected for Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum

2013

Best Law Firm in America in 2013 by U.S. News and World Report

Hare Wynn selected “Best Law Firm in America” by U. S. News and World Report.

Hare Wynn makes National Law Journal Top Verdict in America list.

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Hare Wynn obtains a $40.25 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Jim Pratt receives the Award of Merit from the Alabama State Bar in recognition of outstanding service to the legal profession.

 

Hare Wynn Selected for National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs Hot List Hall of Fame

2012

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Hare Wynn represents more than 2,500 rice farmers in a historic $750 million settlement against Bayer Cropscience.

Richard M. Scrushy

Hare Wynn obtains a $2.86 billion judgment in compensatory damages against Richard M. Scrushy, the largest judgment against an individual in history in any American jurisdiction.

U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell

Hare Wynn serves as co-lead in the largest False Claims Act case ever filed – U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell, resulting in the company’s agreement to pay $110 million to resolve claims that it underpaid royalties due for oil produced on federal leases.

For the second consecutive year, a Hare Wynn jury verdict is recognized as one the Top 100 Verdicts in America in 2011 by Verdict Search and as listed in The National Law Journal.

2011

Hare Wynn’s James R. Pratt, III, is elected to serve as President of the Alabama State Bar, the third firm partner to serve in that capacity.

Plaintiffs' Hotlist National Law Journal

Hare Wynn  selected to The National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List, an award presented to only 20 firms in the entire country for exceptional work.

Hare Wynn’s $47,975,000 jury verdict in the Schafer v. Bayer CropScience case is recognized as one the Top 100 Verdicts in America in 2010 by Verdict Search.

2010

Francis H. Hare, Sr.,is inducted into the Alabama Lawyers’ Hall of Fame.

2009

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Scott Powell and Don McKenna named as 2009 False Claims Act Lawyers of the Year by Taxpayer’s Against Fraud Education Fund.

2008

Hare Wynn’s John Haley settles for $133 million against UBS in Tucker v. Scrushy.

2006

Hare Wynn partner, Scott Powell, is elected President of the International Society of Barristers.

Ralph D. Cook, President of the Alabama Association for Justice

Hare Wynn’s Ralph D. Cook, becomes the eighth firm attorney to serve as President of the Alabama Association for Justice.

2005

Scott A. Powell, President of the Alabama Association for Justice

Hare Wynn partner, Scott A. Powell, is elected to serve as President of the Alabama Association for Justice.

2000

In 1992, when the silicone gel breast implant cases in the federal court system were consolidated into a single multi-district proceeding, one of the firm’s members was appointed co-liaison counsel. Liaison counsel is charged with: facilitating interface between the court and the attorneys representing breast implant plaintiffs nationwide; bringing select motions to the court’s attention, and advising the public on the status of the litigation – among other responsibilities.

Amtrak "Sunset Limited" case

Hare Wynn serves as national co-lead counsel in the Amtrak “Sunset Limited” case, the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak’s history.

1997

James R. Pratt, III, is elected to President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Firm partner, James R. Pratt, III, is elected President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, now known as the Alabama Association for Justice.

1994

John W. Haley, President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Hare Wynn partner, John W. Haley, becomes the fifth partner from Hare Wynn elected to serve as President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, now known as the Alabama Association for Justice.

1993

Mercedes-Benz in Vance, Alabama

Mercedes-Benz announces it will build its first automobile assembly plant in North America, in Vance, Alabama.

1991

Last issue of the Arkansas Gazette, the “oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi.”

1990

TWA-800 crash in 1990

The firm represents family members of victims who perished in the TWA-800 crash. The resulting investigation was one of the longest in aviation history.

1989

Hare Wynn’s Alva C. Caine, is elected to serve as President of the Alabama State Bar.

1984

Alva C. Caine, President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Hare Wynn partner, Alva C. Caine, is elected as President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, now known as the Alabama Association for Justice.

1980

complications caused by swine flu vaccinations

Hare Wynn is one of twelve firms representing plaintiffs in national litigation regarding complications caused by Swine Flu vaccinations.

1979

Hare Wynn partner, Alex Newton, is elected President of the International Society of Barristers.

1976

Lexington Center and Rupp Arena in Kentucky

Lexington Center and Rupp Arena open in Kentucky.

1974

Hank Aaron, from Mobile, Alabama

Hank Aaron, from Mobile, Alabama, breaks Babe Ruth’s home run record.

1971

Hare Wynn’s Francis H. Hare, Jr., begins his term as President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, forerunner of the Alabama Association for Justice.

1970

Ford Motor Company

The firm represents plaintiffs in the landmark Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company case pertaining to fuel system integrity.

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

Hare Wynn successfully represents Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant in a libel suit against The Saturday Evening Post.

1965

Selma to Montgomery March in Alabama.

Hare Wynn partner, Neal C. Newell, is elected President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, known today as The Alabama Association for Justice.

1964

Kentucky’s Colonel Harland Sanders sold his fried chicken business.

1961

Harper Lee of Monroeville, Alabama

Harper Lee of Monroeville, Alabama, wins the Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird.

1958

Jupiter Rocket, Huntsville, Alabama, launched

Jupiter rocket, built in Huntsville, Alabama, is launched as America places its first satellite in orbit around Earth.

1957

The Little Rock school desegregation case brings international attention to the American civil rights movement.

1954

A twelve-year-old Louisville child, then known as Cassius Clay, takes his first boxing lessons, the first step on a journey that would take him to a legendary boxing career.

Martin Luther King, Jr., minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama

Martin Luther King, Jr., is installed as minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Hare Wynn founder, Francis H, Hare, Sr., is elected President of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.

1950

Francis H. Hare, Sr., helps found the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.

1949

Francis H. Hare, Sr.

Firm founder, Francis H. Hare,Sr., is elected President of the Alabama State Bar.

1946

F. W. Woolworth constructed in Kentucky.

1944

J. William Fulbright, Senator from Arkansas

J. William Fulbright is elected as United States Senator from Arkansas.

1935

Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky

Keeneland Race Course opens in Lexington, Kentucky.

1933

Tennessee Valley Authority for poor Appalachian areas in Alabama and Kentucky

Tennessee Valley Authority created to develop resources of poor Appalachian areas in Alabama and Kentucky.

1931

Hattie Caraway, From Arkansas

Hattie Caraway, from Arkansas, becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

1930

Francis Hare, Sr. University of Alabama School of Law

Francis Hare, Sr. graduates from University of Alabama School of Law and joins the Harsh firm.

1925

Arkansas Supreme Court upholds women’s right to vote.

1915

State Capitol Building Little Rock, Arkansas

State Capitol building completed in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1908

College of Law at State University of Kentucky

College of Law established at State University of Kentucky.

1906

Diamonds discovered in Pike County, Arkansas

Diamonds discovered in Pike County, Arkansas – the first such deposit in the country.

1900

Cornerstone laid for new state capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1892

Lexington Standard newspaper in Kentucky

Lexington Standard newspaper in Kentucky begins publication.

1890

G. R. Harsh founds the forerunner of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton